Tag: Entrepreneurs

gist hub

Oasis500 holds first GIST Hub Meetup

Oasis500 held its first GIST Hub meetup last month after signing with VentureWells, a US State Department initiative to empower young innovators through networking, skills building, mentoring, and access to finance. As a new member of the GIST network, Oasis500…

roundtable discussions

Endeavor Holds Startup Finance Roundtable

Endeavor Jordan held the first in a series of roundtable discussions between banks and entrepreneurs last month in an attempt to find new ways of financing startups in Jordan’s historically risk-averse lending culture. Financial institutions in Jordan and the wider…

startup program

Endeavor Jordan and Silicon Badia Launch USAID-Funded Startup Program 

Endeavor Jordan and Silicon Badia last month launched a new startup program that’s backed by a $10 million USAID fund and aims to support Jordanian entrepreneurs, fund managers and angel investors. BeyondCapital will work to “leverage capital, expertise and access…

Atbaki

Succeeding Against the Odds: Atbaki

By some estimates, women only contribute around 15 percent to Jordan’s overall economy. So it’s no surprise they sadly remain widely underrepresented in the Kingdom’s business world. But despite the many hurdles they face, some female entrepreneurs have managed to…

Jordanian Entrepreneur Helping Shape the Energy Market of The Middle East

Jordanian Entrepreneur Helping Shape the Energy Market of The Middle East, Abdullah Abu-Sheikh is a Jordanian entrepreneur based between Africa and the Middle East. Abu-Sheikh graduated from a university in Canada with a degree in International Business, Finance and Banking…

How to Spot the Next Big Thing

From Careem to ArabiaWeather, VC firm Wamda Capital has a canny knack of picking out the most exciting prospects from our region’s burgeoning startup scene.   By Dina Al-Wakeel Leading the region’s venture capital firms, Wamda Capital invests in propitious entrepreneurial…

Entrepreneurs and Investors Meet at Endeavor Jordan’s DealMakers

At Endeavor Jordan‘s annual DealMakers event in Amman last month, entrepreneurs and potential investors were brought together for one-on-one speed networking sessions that aimed to give promising young companies a chance to pitch their ideas in a less formal setting…