Weekly Wrap-Up: May 5-9

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This week, we'll be heading to Bahrain for Mix N' Mentor Manama. Make sure to tune in to live.wamda.com as we'll be broadcasting opening remarks and part of the mentorship hangout session live!

WamdaCard Out of Private Beta, Now Accepting Applications

WamdaCard out of private betaThis week, we were thrilled to announce that Wamda's benefits program is out of private beta. Entrepreneurs more often than not have to save on both money and time when starting up. Find out how WamdaCard can help, and sign up for yours!

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