Weekly Wrap-Up: August 18-22

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Announcing the launch of two new content series on Wamda:

Startup News Ticker

Startup News TickerThis week, we decided to bring a new twist to the platform: the Startup news ticker. We get a lot of announcement and news releases that are time-sensitive and deserve to be shared with our readers, and will be publishing them in the ticker. Got news to share with us? Send it to editor@wamda.com

How to be a Mompreneur

How to be a Mompreneur

There is no reason to believe that women can't be great mothers and inspiring entrepreneurs all while juggling the different responsibilities that come along. In this new series, Managing Editor Maya Rahal will be sharing her take on the matter.

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