In the Arab world, a whopping 48% of startups operate without mentors, according to a recent survey of 1,000 entrepreneurs across the region conducted by the Wamda Research Lab.* To help the region's promising startups get the support they need to scale successfully, we've launched our Mix N' Mentor Roadshow 2013.
Thus far this year, we've visited Cairo, Doha, Manama, Amman, Riyadh, and Casablanca, uniting leading mentors and experts and promising startups for fun, high-energy events that leave founders with tangible benefits.
Here's a look at what the startups themselves have said about the event, and a look at its impact. Thus far, during these 6 events we've met over 1000 attendees of which:
- 60% met new partners
- 70% are still in touch with attendees they met at MnM
- 40% met interested investors
And there's still more to come! Stay tuned for our next set of events starting up this fall. Check out the Mix N' Mentor page here to sign up to be notified about our upcoming MnM events.
To bring Mix N' Mentor to your city next, e-mail us as mnm [at] wamda [dot] com. The infographic below shows more of the results below.
*More findings from this WRL study will be shared soon.