Friday, October 28, 2011

Media and Advertising panel in ArabNetCairo

One of the most interesting panel discussions in ArabNetCairo was about Media & Advertising. The speakers were:

  • Fawzi Rahal: Founder of The Next Web Middle East and Regional Digital Director at Grey in the Middle East and North Africa.
  • Waseem El Tanahi: Founder & CEO, MediaRepublic / Cairo360
  • Brendon Ogilvy: VP Digital Insights, EffectiveMeasure
  • Shady Sherif: CEO, Core Publications

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Meet Zaytouneh, arabic short video recipes

One of the amazing startups presented in ArabNetCairo, was Zaytouneh, which provides its end users with easy recipes elaborated in short videos (upto 2 minutes). The founder, @FidaTaher, is a video content producer with a lot of experience.. Her passion for the startup was clear in her demo.

On the personal level, I liked this demo a lot from the video recording prospective because: Fida stood directly next to the slides which made things better and clearer than other videos. and because she was on stage. so she didn't cover the lower part of the screen as in the videos of the other startups :)

I better leave you with the demo


New mothers, You are not alone

SuperMama, The winner of the first positions in StartupDemo of ArabNetCairo, is a community based website that supports mothers through the rough times of motherhood..

Check their wonderful presentation




Marhaba Palestine

One of the most remarkable startups that are valuable to the community. Marhaba Palestine is there to change the way the world looks at palestine. and shows how it is a wonderful country for tourism. enriching the economy and the culture.

follow them at @marhabaPLS




Enrich your travel experience with Touringa

If you happen to travel to other places, you can find more about those new places easily and effectively with Tourunga. It connects travelers with other travelers and with the locals of the country, allowing a rich collaborative community for much better traveling experience.




Find your sports mate with SporBro

SporBro is one of the startups creating during STartupWeekendCairo on April 2011. They've launched the beta version. and participated in Startup Demo of ArabNetCairo.

It is basically about match making. To help you find sports partner if you are interested in a game, and do not have someone to practice with.




Eventtus in ArabNetCairo

"Eventtus will help you Find interesting events you don't want to miss, Share your plans with friends, Socialize during events like never before, Meet new people who share same interests, Organize awesome events in simple steps for free, and Have fun." from the official website of Eventtus


BasharJobs presented in ArabNetCairo

BasharJobs, Job matching site with advanced matching technology targeting the arabic region. pretty challenging field with a lot of already positioned competitors.




Iqraaly presented in ArabNetCairo

Iqraaly, one of the startups presented in ArabNetCairo, that helps people to listen to arabic audio content while they're in their cars through mobile.

I will leave you with the demo




SweetyHeaven in Startup Demo of ArabNetCairo

Sara Galal, founder of SweetyHeaven, a young entrepreneur who also works as an HR specialist at eSpace. Sara knew the passion of her 3 years old daughter, Hadya, about using computers. and as a mother, she wanted to make things valuable and useful to her child. She spotted the opportunity and moved on to build her startup, SweetyHeaven.

After winning the first position in Startup Weekend Alexandria last September, Sara presented SweetyHeaven in ArabNetCairo conference. winning the second position in Startup Demo competition. Honestly, I'm waiting for the web app to be public. to allow my own kids to use it. So excited already.




The best touching speech ArabNetCairo

A week ago, I was in ArabNetCairo conference by ArabNet.me. An event made for entrepreneurs, investors and business professionals to help entrepreneurship in the MENA region.

In my opinion, the most touching and valuable speech was the one of Dr Khaled Ismail. Dr. Khaled Ismail is the Founder and CEO of SySDSoft, a company focused on the design of wireless communication system modems. In March 2011, SySDSoft was acquired by Intel making Dr. Khaled Managing Director of Intel Mobile Communications.

During his speech, He gave us sincere advice. and told us about his mistakes to learn from them.

Do not miss it