Weekly Wrap-Up: November 10-14

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Wamda's new Pitch N' Mentor heads to Cairo!

Pitch N Mentor CairoOn November 24th, we'll be in Cairo for our first pitch-perfecting event- the first of its kind in the region. Attendance is on a first-come first-served basis but you need to register - are you ready? Register here.


Upcoming Events

Be sure to check wamda.com/events, or follow @WamdaME on Twitter to stay up to date on the region's top upcoming events! 

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What collaboration tools does your startup use? We ask the crowd [Wamda TV]

Collaboration tools for startupsDuring our latest Mix N' Mentor, in Beirut, we chatted with some of our guests about collaboration tools that make syncing with their team members easier. Here are their go-to tools.

9 tips for working from home with kids

Mompreneurs working from homeIn Managing editor Maya's latest instalment from the Mompreneur series, she breaks down her greatest hacks for working from home with kids.  

Why a post-IPO Twitter needs Saudi Arabia

Why Twitter needs Saudi ArabiaRecently gone public with an IPO, Twitter should now be looking to grow and gain more active users- and it just might focus its efforts on Saudi Arabia, one of the fastest-growing markets in the world for the microblogging platform.

How to set your startup apart when pitching to investors

Petal DiagramHow do you benchmark against competition when yours is an entirely new market? Wamda editor-in-chief Nina breaks down Steve Blank's 'Petal diagram'.

6 surprising facts about the future of the internet

the future of the internetWhat does the future of the internet look like to you? Here's a breakdown of the average smartphone owner's behavior, and more on what we could be doing online in the next few years.


How e-commerce stores are undercutting offline retailers in the UAE [Infographic]

Ecommerce stores are undercutting offline retailersWhile convenience might be a prime reason for choosing to shop online, it is not the only motive drawing 18% of shoppers to shy away from offline retailers. Here's what customers want, and how they find it online.

In-flight investing: Turkish Airlines lets startups pitch to passengers

Your next flight with Turkish Airlines might come with more smart entertainment than you think, as the airline has just partnered with investment marketplace Etohum through their 'Invest on Board' program- here's how the pitches reach investors and what the program could focus on next.

Celebrities suit up with online tailoring from Dubai

Knot StandardBespoke online suit retailer Knot Standard is not just simply bridging between good quality found offline, and online shoppers- it also takes the hassle out of buying a suit and getting measured for it. While they find talent and materials in Dubai, here's why they're planning to open offices in New York and Sydney, on top of an offline store in Washington, DC.

Can a new mobile app enhance Hajj?

HajjnetWith around 2 million pilgrims heading to Meccah for Hajj every year, it is no surprise that technology is looking to find its way into supporting pilgrims throughout their journey. Meet Hajjnet, a Dubai-based startup with two iOS pilgrimage apps under its belt: Umrah Salam and HajjSalam. The question is, will pilgrims adhere to this web 2.0 approach to Hajj?

We just announced partnering with password management and team sharing platform Pocketvault (their first patnership in the Middle East) - WamdaCard members get a lifetime discount of 40% on their services - check it out!

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