Weekly Wrap-Up: October 13-17

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On behalf of the Wamda team, we'd like to wish you and your family a happy Eid!

Thank you for making Mix N' Mentor Beirut such a great day!

Mix N Mentor Beirut

Last Saturday, we hosted our second Mix N' Mentor event in Beirut at La Magnanerie. We'd like to thank our sponsors and partners for making the event possible, and especially our attendees for making it such an inspiring day. Let's keep the conversation going on the Mix N' Mentor community page.

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