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The name Yassine El Kachchani
should sound familiar to Wamda’s readers. He's one of the earliest
Moroccan entrepreneurs, and his first v...
For a few months now, one question has been on many Moroccans’
lips: is daily deals website MyDeal.ma really “on hold, to rise
from its ash...
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In its first Middle East outing, Silicon Valley’s FailCon proved a refreshing departure
from the t...
Just over a year ago, then-Features Editor Glen Dalakian got
excited about a new game, DefenDoor, and a new gaming
One year ago the odds appeared to be
in the favour of Zouz, a Tunisian online dating
site. In 2009, the entrepreneur left his...
MyVLE is without a doubt one of the most hotly anticipated
startups from Morocco. With its Moroccan and U.S.-based A-team, a
The startup scene is no stranger to failure, especially not in the
Middle East, where regulations can cripple new businesses and
In the aftermath of Yahoo's closure of its Cairo
office two weeks ago, many have noted that it wasn't an
isolated incident, since...
Thomas Edison once said, “Many of life's
failures are people who did not realize how close they were to
success when they gave u...
Bootstrapping a startup in the Arab world, let
alone Lebanon, is anything but easy. And sometimes, despite
launching with the support of an...
Being an entrepreneur in a small and young
market like Oman is not easy if you don’t go lean. With only some
million citizens as your p...
I was recently asked to give a talk at Lamba Labs on three ways to
screw up your startup. But which three to choose?
“Mistakes are the growing pains of wisdom." -William Jordan
In career, and in life, we make mistakes. You can’t prevent them
and avoiding ...
Even though I’ve been on an entrepreneurship journey for more than
four years, I still consider myself an “entrepreneur wannabe,”
When we last caught up with Ibrahim Manna, he was just
closing down his delivery startup, Wheels Express, one of
Jordan’s early s...
In an effort to keep their gaming startup, Wizards Productions,
afloat, founders Hussam Hammo and Sohaib Thiab pivoted into
[Editor's note: "Building a culture around
failure is the only way to build a healthy ecosystem," a seasoned
startup veteran told me...
This article is adapted from the original version which was
published on the Harvard Business Review blog on March...
A recent study by Allmand Law found that more than 90% of all tech startups fail. It’s a bleak statistic, but let’s take a look...
As we mentioned recently, Jordan is seeing a slew of gaming companies close lately, Wizards Productions among them. Co-founder and...
“I’ve let everyone go,” Gaith Kawar confessed to
me over coffee at Starbucks in Abdoun last month, giving a look of
resignation through his ...
“Think positively, you can do it!” is a fairly cliché way to encourage others. But in reality, people generally do think negatively and ha...
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Sometimes a lack of money is the
reason behind the failure of a certain project; other times a
moment of cultural disconnect might be a...
Failure is not the end of the world. More often than not it marks the beginning of something new, affording entrepreneurs a...
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