Weekly Wrap-Up: August 11-15

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Announcing the winner of the 2013 Karim Jazouani Price

Announcing the first winner of the Karim Jazouani PrizeThis week and on the occasion of Karim Jazouani's birthday, we were very happy to announce the name of the first winner of the Karim Jazouani award, Naoufal Chama. Find out more about him, and some of the most impressive nominees.

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Must-read of the summer: Startup Rising: The Entrepreneurial Revolution Remaking the Middle East

Startup Rising Christopher SchroederSerial entrepreneur and Wamda board member Christopher Schroeder has spent over three years travelling the Middle East to meet with entrepreneurs, investors, and leaders in the regional startup space. In his book, he paints a very vivid portrait of the ecosystem.

10 things that great entrepreneurs do

Things great entrepreneurs doWhether you believe entrepreneurs are born or made, these specific behaviours are what set great entrepreneurs apart from the rest of the flock. Find out if you're one of them in this post.

How a Dubai venture hopes to gamify education and government

Gamify labsCould gamification be the answer to the Arab spring? We chat with Ahmed El Rayes, founder of Gamify Labs, a venture aiming to gamify consultancy, EdTech, and governments. Here's what they've been up to since their move to Dubai.

Why it's not as bad as it seems for women entrepreneurs

Women in the Middle EastRecently released, the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor 2012 Women’s Report does not offer a summary of conclusions on the state of women entrepreneurs. So what can we make out of the data presented? Our Editor in Chief Nina weighs in.

Meet Morocco's first low-cost smartphone

Saphir Concept MoroccoIn Morocco, one entrepreneur is slowly building his customer base as a smartphone provider. Check out Saphir Concept, and find out what they're doing to maintain low-cost while offering smartphone features.

Edfa3ly secures Series A investment from Tamkeen Capital, plans regional expansion

Egyptian intenrational shopper serviceEdfa3ly is an Egyptian international shopper service which works around the current logistics hurdles shoppers in the country face online. Find out what their next focus will be on after securing their latest round.



Lebanese mobile game reaches Top 5 in US, Middle East App stores

Game Cooks Scrab itGame Cooks are no strangers to successful titles. Birdy Nam Nam reached 100,000 downloads on its first day, and 1.5 million downloads in its first 6 months out. Check out the studio's latest release, Scrab it.

What are the best strategies for boosting your website's traffic? [Infographic]
strategies for boosting your website trafficLooking for new ways to bring more traffic to your webiste? Wamda Managing Editor Maya explores different strategies highlighted in an infographic by Best Web Hosting Geek. Check it out!

5 steps for choosing your customer acquisition channel

choosing your customer acquisition channelWith today's long list of marketing channels to choose from, it might get a little tricky deciding which path to tread first. Check out this great step by step guide to comparing and contrasting, and choosing the right customer acquisition channel.

Do you really need to write a business plan? [Poll results]

business plansWhen it comes to business plans, do you think they're the startup's 'foundation', or just too 'old school' for today's fast iterating business structures? Find out if you agree with our readers.

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