Tag: Entrepreneurs

Jordan’s Top Businesswomen: Doha Abdelkhaleq

This feature is part of a series highlighting some of the most prominent Jordanian businesswomen who managed to climb to the top of the corporate ladder in their respective fields in the Kingdom. Managing Partner and Executive Director of Eskadenia. Doha Abdelkhaleq is the…

Too Little, Too Late

Too many entrepreneurs fall into the trap of releasing underwhelming products that have already missed the proverbial boat. By Robert Carroll An all too common mistake made by entrepreneurs is to create a product that’s only marginally better than its existing…

8 Signs You’re Not an Entrepreneur

By Sadad Talhouni Before you quit your job and jump into the world of startups and accelerators, are you sure you’re capable of captaining your own company? We asked the pros at Oasis 500 what warning signs indicate that someone…

From Family-Run to Family-Owned

As it proved with the Nuqul Group, separating ownership from management can help a family business thrive.  By Elisa Oddone Family-owned businesses make up 90 percent of the companies in our region. But as important an economic driver as they…

Working Behind the Wall

Entrepreneurs should start using the economic barriers surrounding the MENA market to their own advantage. By Robert Carroll Sometimes I feel like there’s a high wall surrounding the Arab world. Not literally, of course, because people come and go all…

How to (Really) be Innovative

When someone labels a new product or service innovative, it probably isn’t. By Robert Carroll Innovation is easily one of the buzziest terms of our age. It pops up all over the Internet, your boss uses it constantly in meetings,…

Cognitive Errors that Could Ruin Startups

It’s imperative that entrepreneurs frequently take a step back and reevaluate the driving forces behind the ideas, operations, and goals of their startup. By Robert Carroll I usually think of myself as a pretty smart guy, but then I meet…

Dashing to the Forefront

DASH Ventures is fast shaping up to be a major player in the venture capital field. By Sadad Talhouni Photography by Alaa’ al-Sukhny DASH Ventures is a micro venture capital firm that focuses on early stage investments. Since it was…

The MENA Market Awaits Your Ingenuity

Rather than lazily copying existing global tech fads, Jordanian entrepreneurs would be wiser to focus their efforts on meeting the needs of the region. Startup Jordan- Robert Carroll Delivery startups for pets, apps that share photos in unnecessary ways, and…

Few are Buying into E-commerce

Having achieved some headway of late, e-commerce in the region is still a long way from where it needs to be. The Strategist- Nader Museitif E-commerce remains the talk of the town. Big funding rounds continue to pop up for…