Tag: Invest

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…

A Crisis Costing Billions

The Syrian civil war, coupled with the spread of ISIS, has so far cost countries in the region over $33 billion, according to a World Bank report. The policy research working paper quantifies the direct and indirect economic impact of…

Nuqul Plans to Sell 25 Percent Stake in Fine – Vice Chairman

Jordan’s Nuqul Group is planning to sell off around 25 percent of Fine Hygienic Holdings, one of the region’s largest tissue and paper products manufacturers, in a bid to boost the group’s growth, Nuqul Vice Chairman Ghassan Nuqul told Venture….

Sometimes the Glass Can Be Half Empty

We must learn to temper optimism with a little pessimism to successfully tackle the daunting challenges that lay ahead. By Nader Museitif It’s easier to be an optimist; you worry less, maintain a normal blood pressure, and handle things as…

Venture Explains: 3D Printing

What is it? Many are predicting a manufacturing revolution is about to be ushered in by 3D printers: machines that can create a three-dimensional replica of almost any object, from toy figurines to human cartilage. While the technology for 3D…

Printing Tomorrow

This article appeared in the June, 2014 edition of Venture.   Armed with groundbreaking software designed to make 3D printing easier, Mixed Dimensions Inc. CEO Muhannad Taslaq aims to dominate an emerging technology sector that’s revolutionizing manufacturing as we know it….

Crowdfunding Comes of Age

This article appeared in the June, 2014 edition of Venture.   By offering cash-strapped entrepreneurs the chance to pitch their ideas directly to the general public, crowdsourcing is fast emerging as a major source of funding for Jordanian startups. By Elisa…

Our Passage to India

As India and Jordan mark 65 years of relations this month, New Delhi’s ambassador to the Kingdom hopes political and economic ties between the two countries will grow even deeper. By Jane Hosking This month marks 65 years since the…

Just Build It

Boston-based Sami Shalabi, who famously moved to Google with his Zingku startup in 2007, was recently back in Jordan to attend its edition of Global Entrepreneurship Week. The head engineer of Google’s Digital Publishing Platform had a simple message for…