All posts by BlndedMedia

Living at the intersection of diversity in business and technology. We aim to inspire, empower and connect our diverse community through content, data and technology.

Six healthtech startups pitch during Dubai 100 finale

[unable to retrieve full-text content]Investors and healthcare industry leaders from UAE and around the world came together for the finale of Dubai 100’s second accelerator programme where they explored potential partnerships and investment opportunities with new technology startups seeking to...

/ April 26, 2017

How Saudi entrepreneurs are trying to change their country #MixNMentor

[unable to retrieve full-text content]“We think the future is Saudi Arabia in the region." This is how Walid Faza, partner at Wamda Capital, opened Wamda’s first #MixNMentor of 2017, in Riyadh Saturday, an event held in partnership with King Saud...

/ April 25, 2017

Fustany’s secret Egyptian fashion sauce

[unable to retrieve full-text content]The power of a female-led community is highly under-estimated, says Fustany founder Amira Azzouz. “Women have a power of conviction to recommend, sell and back any topic to the best of their abilities,”Azzouz told Wamda. It’s...

/ April 19, 2017

Arab women designers: not just fashion

[unable to retrieve full-text content]The recent boom in Muslim modest fashion has brought Arab women designers onto the spotlight. The fashion field, however, is only the tip of the iceberg as Arab women designers drive international demand for products conceptualized...

/ April 18, 2017

Is Egypt finally ready for ride-sharing?

[unable to retrieve full-text content]Uber and Careem fares have become unaffordable for many Egyptians, as fuel costs continue to rise following the floatation of the currency in November last year. The quality of public transport is not expected to improve...

/ April 13, 2017

Syrian entrepreneurs raise their voices at Jusoor

[unable to retrieve full-text content]“War is always louder, but we want to raise the voices of youth and entrepreneurship”. This is how Ahmad Bayram, managing director at Jusoor Entrepreneurship, described the current Syrian ecosystem, after he announced the winners of...

/ April 12, 2017

Albert Swatner

I started Sway water because I think that food and beverage companies generally use sugar to get children and adults alike addicted to their products.  They are not made with real ingredients or made to be healthy.  Thats where what...

/ March 26, 2017

Hacking The Coding Interview

To start 2017 off with a bang, Hispanic hackers, a community dedicated toward showing the Hispanic community they have a voice and place within technology, decided to run an experiment to solve the problems new coders and developers face when...

/ February 9, 2017

Team Building: Accountability First, Talent Later

In 2016, one of the biggest decisions in our company was the departure of my co-founder and product head Chase White. Chase and I started Localeur nearly four years ago after leaving our jobs at Bazaarvoice. Unlike some horror stories...

/ February 9, 2017

What Happens When You Join An Accelerator?

Three months ago, we decided to have Homads become a part of the first cohort of Div Inc, a 12 week pre-accelerator focused on championing diversity in the tech startup ecosystem. We had done well in building relationships with key...

/ February 9, 2017