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Announcing the Wamda Best MENA Startups of 2011

Lead startups in all categories were chosen by our readers, who submitted tens of thousands of votes before midnight January 3rd, 2012.
Wamda | 11.01.2012

The results of the Wamda Best MENA Startups of 2011 are in! After we nominated several startups in 7 categories, startups nominated by our readers were included in the Best Readers' Choice Startup. Lead startups in all categories were chosen by our readers, who submitted tens of thousands of votes before midnight EET on January 3rd, 2012.

Winners will be getting early and free access to a cool new Wamda program that will make their lives easier and more fun! We'll be sharing that program publicly in the next couple of month.

So here are the final winners for each category:

- Best Non Technology Startup: Kashida (kashidadesign.com): Lebanese design based on Arabic letterforms

- Best use of Technology: Madfoo3at.com (madfoo3at.com) : A Jordanian personal billing platform

- Best Social Impact Venture: Ruwwad (ruwwad.jo): Helping disadvantaged communities overcome marginalization through education, youth activism and civic engagement

- Best eCommerce Startup: YaMsafer (yamsafer.me): A hotel booking portal for Palestine

- Best Mobile App: Agenda25 (agenda25.com): A personalized Egyptian news aggregator app

- Best Game/Gaming Studio: Hangman Arabic (iPhoneIslam.com): An Egypt-based iPhone hangman game

- Best Arabic Content Startup: Tatbeeq.at (tatbeeq.at): A Jordan-based Arabic app review site

- Best Readers' Choice Startup: At7addak (At7addak.com): A Beirut-based online gaming community

Congratulations to all of the winners and thanks to all of the startups who competed!