Tag: Startups

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…

Remuneration

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…

TechWadi Eyes Start-Up Potential

Google’s Sharif El-Badawi sees signs of a tech eco-system forming in the region—and Jordan is right at the heart of it. By Camilla Caraccio When he’s not spotting and nurturing talent in his role as a partner lead to VCs…

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…

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…