Weekly Wrap-Up: December 02-06
This week has been especially full of advice on what to do and what not to do. Check out our posts for some legal advice as well as what not to do when pitching your product. Don't forget to share with us the best and worst you've heard!
Pic of the Week
It is not uncommon for entrepreneurs to get frustrated when registering their business or focusing on the legal aspect of getting a business up and running. With all the processes out there, the question is, how do you navigate throughout this maze? Find out what Wamda Features editor Glen had to say about it here.
- 08 Dec - 3rd C3 Consulting Program - C3 Speed Consulting Event – Meet your future mentors
- 10 Dec - Driving Entrepreneurial Spirit in the Middle East
- 10 Dec - Content Delivery & Digital Services-Middle East 2012
- 10 Dec - GIST Startup Training Dubai
- 10 Dec - ReInvent Law Dubai 2012
- 10 Dec - Arabia500 Awards and Celebration at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit
- 11 Dec - Global Entrepreneurship Summit Comes to Dubai: Exclusive Discount for WamdaCard Holders
- 12 Dec - TEDxHelwanU
Make sure to check wamda.com/events, or follow @WamdaME on Twitter to stay updated about more events you can!
Entrepreneur of the Week
Find out how after realizing how busy his schedule was, Mohammed Kazim got inspired to launch a platform offering simple personal assistant services. Watch his interview as he discusses how Allinque operates and what they learned form being on du's reality TV show “The Entrepreneur.”
Articles You Might Have Missed
A Chat with Joi Ito: Why Agile Startups are More Likely to Succeed [Wamda TV]
In the first installment of a three part video interview with Joi Ito, entrepreneur, investor, and director of the MIT Media Lab, he explains why we need a new mindset for this uncertain era he calls Now-ism. What is Now-ism and how does Joi make decisions in his life? Find out here.
Morocco’s Stagiaires Makes Intern Recruitment Simple
Moroccan recruiters are now familiar with online recruitment platforms such as Rekrute.com, Bayt.com, and others, but it is still difficult for students to find internships, and for managers to find interns. How does Stagiaires.ma fill this need for connections between potential interns and managers? Find out here.
A Chat with Dan Isenberg on Scaling and the Government in Entrepreneurship [Wamda TV]
Watch our interview with Babson University professor and Babson Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Project (BEEP) founder Dan Isenberg as he discusses how he thinks governments can enable entrepreneurship ecosystems and what they can do to encourage scaling. What does he think entrepreneurs need to do in order to scale? Find out here.
How to Post Arabic Content Online: A Google Hangout Tutorial
Want some hot tips on how to write digital Arabic content? Join the Arabic Web Days initiative's first Google Hangout On Air this Monday, where Maya Rahal will share easy, quick and straightforward advice for writing Arabic on the web. Find out more here.
Dubai Entrepreneurs Debate Startup Challenges at Shelter’s New Entrepreneurs Roundtable
What happened when Shelter invited budding entrepreneurs to share their experiences with a crowd of their peers? Find out what the ideas, stories and tips were centered on here.
Online Review Site Wins Startup Weekend Doha
This past weekend, Startup Weekend Doha witnessed more than 30 up-and-coming entrepreneurs pitching their business ideas. What set Doxa, the winner, apart from the others and who were the runners-up? Find out here.
12 Facts to Celebrate the 20th Birthday of SMS [Stats]
This week, the world celebreated the 20th birthday of Short-Messaging Service, better known as SMS. Check out 12 interesting facts about SMS and mobile use in the Arab world, Africa, and the across the globe.
Building a Culture of Sustainable Development in Bahrain
Leena Al Olaimy may seem soft-spoken, but she's direct when it comes to what Bahrain's private sector needs into order to create a more sustainable social and economic environment. Starting the first sustainable development consultancy in Bahrain, 3BL Associates, along with her brother, was hard at first, but companies are now seeing the value of a multistakeholder approach. Read about her work to challenge the status quo.
Expanding Job Resources for Young Professionals in the Arab World [Wamda TV]
We met with ticklemybrain founder Tara Nehme at the Bader Young Entrepreneurs Program event during Global Entreprenreurship Week in Beirut. Ticklemybrain is a career resource portal and offers young professionals resources and tips on how to successfully apply for jobs and market themselves to potential employers. Find out how it all started here.
Syria Explained: Syria Deeply Maps Conflict in Context with New Media Tools
When Lara Setrakian found out through a Pew Center study that the number one reason that Americans don’t follow more foreign news is lack of background, she decided to fill that gap and building the site over the past two and a half months was a personal calling. See her data visualization of the conflict in Syria here.
How the Middle East Tweets: Rankings of Connected Arabs on Twitter [Report]
A recent report on “How the Middle East Tweets” reveals the 50 most connected Twitter users in the region. Who are the most connected tweeters in each country? Find out here.
10 Sentences You Should NOT Include in Your Pitch to Investors in the Middle East
What are some of the worst things you could say during a pitch? We’ve got 10 examples for you here.
Facebook's 25 Most Popular Games: Lessons for Arab Developers
Facebook has just announced the 25 most popular social games in 2012. Who tops the chart and how many titles do FreshPlanet and Zynga have on the list? Find out here.