Tag: Entrepreneurship

Jobedu: The Little T-shirt Company That Could

Not even 10 years have passed since Tamer al Masri and Michael Makdah first set up Jobedu in Rainbow Street’s Souk Jara. From these relatively humble beginnings, the company has grown remarkably, and is currently looking towards the future and…

Fintech and the Future of Banking

Fast growing fintech firms are forcing traditional brick-and-mortar lenders to adapt to new realities in the banking sector. By Zeid Nasser The term Fintech, which is short for financial technology, has emerged over the past few years to describe Internet-driven…

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Bank al Etihad Hosts Women’s Entrepreneurship Day 2015 in Jordan

Underlining its ongoing commitment to support women’s empowerment across the Kingdom, Bank al Etihad hosted Women’s Entrepreneurship Day (WED) 2015 at Columbia University Middle East Research Center. The event was attended by around 100 entrepreneurs and businesswomen, in addition to…

Oasis500 Reaches For the Stars with New Tech Fund

Oasis500 has launched a new multimillion dinar venture fund which seeks to develop businesses based around space technologies. The startup accelerator’s Jordan Space Ventures Fund will provide funding and mentorship to entrepreneurs using technologies like satellite communication systems to tackle…

The Saudi Women Blazing a Trail

In a challenge to deeply rooted conventions and stereotypes, Saudi women entrepreneurs like Sarah al Ayed and Lujain al Ubaid are achieving huge success in the world of business. By Elisa Oddone Hit hard by plunging oil prices, Saudi Arabia…

Liwwa: Looking to Lend More

After securing a crucial round of funding from investors, CEO of peer-to-peer lender liwwa says he’s ready to further expand the platform’s reach across the region. By Jane Hosking The region’s SMEs have long had a hard time securing finance,…

Business Community Mourns Loss of Salti Sisters

Jordan’s business community has reacted with sadness and shock to news of the death of sisters Jumana and Soraya Salti over the weekend. Soraya was a celebrated entrepreneur and the founder of INJAZ, a regional non-profit organization that aims to…

The Craft of Recycling

In the absence of a national recycling program, some Jordanians have taken a creative approach to make use of the trash they see going to waste around them. In 2008, Hana Faouri established a community space called Khorda in Jabal…

Learning from a Google Success Story

JJ Geewax is the celebrated Google engineer whose Invite Media advertising company was famously sold to the search giant for $81 million in 2010. He dropped by the offices of Oasis500 last month to share a few tips and insights…

Champions of Change: Jordan’s Social Entrepreneurs

A growing number of passionate and resourceful Jordanians are setting up social enterprises in a bid to tackle some of the most pressing challenges facing their society. By Dina al-Wakeel As CSR programs become more popular worldwide with more and…