It's time to switch gears as we're putting in the final touches for the kickstart of our Mix N' Mentor roadshow. Our first stop will be Cairo and we're really excited about it.
Is the Internet in Danger of Becoming an Echochamber? [Wamda Debates]
- 15 Feb - Startup Turkey Conference
- 15 Feb - GIST Entrepreneurs in Action Photo Contest
- 15 Feb - 320 Reality Contest Application Deadline
- 16 Feb - Arab Youth and Entrepreneurship: Holistic Approaches to Nurturing Local Ecosystems
- 16 Feb - Cairo Transport App Challenge Awards
Entrepreneur of the Week
This week's Entrepreneur is Delphine Edde, of Diwanee, a startup with 3 online platforms for women in its portfolio, of which two already receive 3 million hits per month. Find out what Delphine has to say about the state of Arabic content online, and what she thinks about competition in our interview with her.
Articles you Might have Missed
The Arab world has witnessed the inception of several platforms over the past few years, each with the objective of improving transparency and access to real-time information. Find out how these 10 crowdmaps help citizens express their voices and build better societies.
In a move that could offer a great boost to e-commerce in the region, Aramex has just announced the launch of its international shipment service, Shop and Ship, in Dubai. Find out what it means for online retailers and more details in this post.
This week, we've decided to publish an article with a special twist, highlighting some of the region's power couples. Find out which startups have couples in their teams, and how they manage between business and private life.
The first in a new content series on Wamda, discussing e-commerce trends in countries across the Arab world, this post presents a clear overview of the e-commerce sector in Lebanon; who are the major players? Find out in this post.
This year at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit, we met with PayPal’s General Manager for the Middle East and North Africa, Elias Ghanem. In this post, find out what he had to say about the online payment gateway’s plans for continued expansion across the Arab world.
Recently, Lebanese Telecoms Ministry, headed by Minister Nicolas Sehnaoui, launched a game to engage citizens online. What does the winner get? The chance to become minister for a day. Read more about the game and what it involves in this post.
All entrepreneurs agree that finding invesment is crucial for the longevity of their startup's life. How does one do it? Read this post to find out how to nab that investor's attention.
Anghami has been the darling app of the Middle East for the past year - but how will it fare now that French music streaming and discovery service Deezer is expanding into the region? Find out in this post.
Social IQ is an “influence marketing and brand advocacy company” founded in 2009, boasting offices in Rabat, Morocco and San Diego, California. Find out more about founder Akram Benmbarek, and the story behind Social IQ here.