Category: Wamda

When tech tackles the multi-billion beauty industry

Before founding Shedul, a free booking platform for hair salons and spas, New Zealand natives William Zeqiri and Nick Miller, were on different career paths. In Dubai, Miller was with the Embassy of New Zealand before moving into branding, while...

/ July 21, 2017

New World Bank initiative targets women entrepreneurs

The World Bank announced last Saturday the creation of the Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative (We-Fi) to finance and support women entrepreneurs in developing countries. The project, which is worth over $1 billion, was initiated five months ago by Ivanka Trump,...

/ July 21, 2017

Cybersecurity in UAE: more education, less speculation

According to a promotional video for the inaugural OPCDE (Operational Code) conference, 75 percent of all legitimate websites have unmatched vulnerabilities. With the stakes that high, the last few days were a special opportunity to study what is going wrong...

/ May 1, 2017

Startup Watch: Facebook live broadcast boo boos, being ‘human’ and world’s largest incubator

[unable to retrieve full-text content]The world of entrepreneurship news is a complex one, with people ever ready to give their two cents on how you should be running your business, pitching your business and what’s trending. Here’s our wrap of...

/ April 26, 2017

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