Weekly Wrap-Up: April 28 - May 2
Winning a major competition can definitely mean a lot for your startup. But equally as important is where you take your startup after. Just last year, Hind Hobeika was the big winner at the MITEF Arab Business Plan Competition with Instaheat. Where will this year's winners be in 2014?
Mix N' Mentor Manama
It's almost time for us to head to Bahrain! If you're in Manama or the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia, make sure you join us on Saturday, May 11th for a day of mentoring, and networking. More info here.
- 08 May - TECOM Speed Business Dating in Dubai
- 10 May - Queen Rania National Entrepreneurship Competition
- 11 May - OuiShare Drink Damascus #1
- 14 May - The Mobile Show Middle East 2013
- 14 May - AUC Venture Lab Challenge Deadline
Make sure to check wamda.com/events, or follow @WamdaME on Twitter to stay updated about more events!
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Meet Palestine's Pioneering Female Coder, Who Just Won in an International Gaming Competition
Rasha Hussein is one of the Arab world's entrepreneurs to watch. After winning "Most Innovative" in the Udacity HTML 5 Game Development Contest, she's now launching a coding community in Ramallah. Watch this video to see what she has to say about being a woman entrepreneur in Palestine.
Saudi Arabian Company Proposes Shift to Friday-Saturday Weekend
Saudi Arabia is one of the only countries that still holds Thursdays and Fridays as the official weekend. Now, one major industrial company is set to change that. What is theiir motivation? Find out in this post.
Egyptian, Jordanian Startups Win MITEF Arab Business Plan Competition Awards
Last year, the MITEF Arab Business Plan Competition winner was Hind Hobeika with Instabeat, which has recently made headlines for running a successful campaign on IndieGogo. Who were this year's big names and what are their plans for the future? Find out here.
Algeria Hosts the First All-Women Startup Weekend
Last week, Algeria witnessed its first Startup Weekend, a 54-hour weekend of intensive pitching and collaboration, this time only for women. Find out who the top 3 teams were and what their plans for the future are.
Social Media Awards Beirut Honors Lebanon Bloggers, Startups, and Celebrities
This week, Lebanon witnessed the first edition of the Social Media Beirut awards, held at the glamorous Phoenicia Hotel. Find out who's who when it comes to Lebanon's Social Media scene, as well as what the highlights of this awesome evening were.
5 Lessons from the Jordanian Story You've Never Heard Of
This company might just be one of the best success stories to come out of Jordan, and yet you've probably never heard of them. Find out what makes Aspire.Jo so good at what they do, and why they've kept a low profile for so long.
Egyptian Brothers Innovate Recycling Technology in the Emirates
Can this startup make recycling as easy as pushing a button? With 9 of their devices already installed at the Abu Dhabi Central Market and more at the New York University in Abu Dhabi, it sure seems like WMS Metal Industries have managed to get things right. Find out more in this post.