Looking forward to forging new connections at Mix N' Mentor? We're definitely looking forward to connecting with all of you. Check out this week's articles for tips on making contacts, and the top news from the region's Entrepreneurship ecosystem.
Getting Ready to Mix N' Mentor?
Mix N' Mentor is hitting 12 cities this year. Getting ready to join us on one of our tour dates? Check out these 10 tips, pooled from entrepreneurs' experience in our 2012 roadshow, to make sure you make the most out of it.
We're also very excited to be launcing a series of roundtables in partnership with the MENA Businesswomen's Network, for women entrepreneurs to connect and discuss their successes and challenges. Read more about it in this post and register here.
- 09 March - eClub's Weekly Entrepreneurs Brunch
- 10 March - Business Model Design and Lean-Startup Workshop
- 14 March - 3rd GameZanga Pan-Arabian GameJam
- 15 March - PACE Civic Engagement Grant Application Deadline
- 16 March - Wamda's Mix n' Mentor Cairo
Entrepreneur of the Week
Our Entrepreneur of the Week is Servan Sekim of MediaNova, one of Turkey's leading digital services companies. Medianova is not Sekim's first successful startup, as he had previously founded a major online flower ordering site. Watch this interview as he reveals what it took to scale Medianova and what role it plays in supporting startups.
Articles you Might have Missed
Are you good with people? In this piece, Wamda contributor Nafez Dakkak reviews Keith Ferrazzi's book "Never Eat Alone", and lists 5 key takeaways you should keep in mind when trying to network without seeming opportunistic.
This week, we were very excited to announce the cities the 2013 Mix N' Mentor Roadshow will be covering. Make sure to sign up to be reminded about yours! Check out this post for more information on the format.
Last month, Intel launched its first Ideathon Camp in Egypt, in partnership with the Egptian Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center. Find out more about how they're encouraging entrepreneurs and students to develop technical solutions to the challenges the country is facing.
With Harlem Shake taking the online world by storm, Jordanian developer Monir Abu Hilal makes it possible for your website to join in on the fun as well. Check out Wamda doing the Harlem Shake!
The World Bank has been consistently putting in great efforts to support entrepreneurs, and its latest is a $70 million pledge to boost entrepreneurship in Jordan. Find out the details in this post.
If you've wondered how the growth of this microblogging site is affecting journalism, read this post by Managing editor Maya as she reviews the latest report on the subject by EUROVISION, published in association with the London School of Economis and Political Science.
If you were to rebuild Dubai, where would you start? Check out Desert Tycoon, a SimCity-like game offering you the chance to rebuild one of the world's hottest cities from scratch. More about the developer behind the game in this post.
This info graphic released recently shows interesting statistics on women's behavior in the work place. What percentage of women think that they can have it all? Find out in this post.