At the start of this year, Wamda launched the second cohort of its fellowship programme, Wamda X. The 13 startups selected embarked on a series of workshops, one-to-one mentoring and exclusive events to kickstart their businesses. But towards the end, lockdown measures were enacted in the UAE and so plans had to change. The remaining workshops were conducted online, so too was the demo day. For the fellows themselves, they also had to tweak their business plans to become "pandemic-proof".
In this podcast, we speak to Wamda X's Annelies Docx and two of the startups that graduated - Holo and Simply New Cars, to discover what happens when things don't go according to plan.