Tag: Startups

Dealmakers Event in Amman 2016

Mideast Tech Community Meets for DealMakers 2016

Endeavor Jordan held its fourth annual DealMakers event in Amman last month, once again providing some of the region’s top entrepreneurs and investors with the opportunity to meet face-to-face. The event was attended by 62 entrepreneurs, representing some of the…

Oasis500’s new CEO, Faisal Hakki

A Leg Up to the Next Level

The newly installed CEO of Oasis500 aims to provide greater post-acceleration support for startups. By Rebecca Irvine Since its establishment in 2010, Oasis500 has graduated several well known Jordanian companies, including ArabiaWeather, e-payment platform MadfooatCom, and book seller Jamalon. Oasis500’s…

Mowgli CEO Kathleen Bury

More than Just the Bare Necessities of Mentoring

A mentorship program inspired by Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book is offering a helping hand to Jordanian entrepreneurs. By Rebecca Irvine Mowgli, the central character in The Jungle Book, famously had a group of animal friends on hand to offer…

Rashad Bibars, acting project director for the USAID LENS project

Registering Right

Registering a company can be fraught with difficulties. But a new USAID-funded guide is here to help. By Rebecca Irvine The Startup Guide is a free, comprehensive guide on how to approach registering a business within the Kingdom. It was…

Lana Ghanem, the managing director of the Hikma Ventures fund

Hikma’s Healthy Investments

Hikma Pharmaceuticals plans to inject $30 million into digital health startups through a new global investment fund. By Rebecca Irvine Until March Hikma was a FTSE100 listed company, and remains the biggest pharmaceutical company in the Middle East. Now making a…

Providing SMEs with finance

Facilitating Finance

Jordan is intensifying efforts to provide support for startups and SMEs by easing access to financing. Despite some continued obstacles to obtaining conventional bank finance, rising public and private investment in tech companies is contributing to a growing optimistic outlook…

Stick to the Fundamentals

Gauging the potential success of a startup can be tricky for any investor. But at the end of the day, a company’s fundamentals remain a reliable guide. Equity usually brings returns in mainly two ways: profit (dividends) and capital gains….

Entrepreneurs and startups

Startup Do’s and Don’ts

The life of an entrepreneur is often a tough one. But as Marwan Juma has learned during his kaleidoscopic career in tech, there are ways to make it easier. By Laith Abou-Ragheb When it comes to Jordan’s tech sector, there…


The Right Remuneration

Deciding what salary they should pay themselves can be one of the trickiest questions that founders face. By Rebecca Irvine While Emile Cubeisy, managing partner at venture capital firm Silicon Badia, believes there’s no clear cut answer to how big…