“My dad was like, what are you doing? I thought you were an architect. You’re playing with plastic, you’re playing with LEGO? What is this thing?” says Ayssar Arida, co-founder and CEO of Makerbrane.
We gathered our cohort of the top 8 female-led tech startups in MENA for a “Breakfast of Champions” during the Berlin bootcamp to talk about the challenges and hardships of being an entrepreneur, dealing with the naysayers and finding your own inspiration as you follow your passion.
Throughout the Womentum Accelerator cycle, we’ve integrated EQ sessions that focus on mental health and wellbeing, co-founder dynamics and issues that are often ignored when it comes to entrepreneurship.