- Altibbi.com and Curl Stone Studios Join the Endeavor Network
Endeavor invited 17 High-Impact Entrepreneurs from Brazil, Colombia, Jordan, Lebanon, Mexico, and Uruguay to join its network at the 44th International Selection Panel (ISP), which took place in London, UK, June 25-27, 2012. Among those selected were Jordanian entrepreneurs Jalil Allabadi from Altibbi.com and Fadi Bargouti and Majdy Abo Mathkoor from Curl Stone Studios.
“Joining Endeavor is a great opportunity for me and for Altibbi.com to learn from amazing and accomplished people from all around the world. It is a rare chance to think big and see the business from many different perspectives. I have been exposed to the global network of Endeavor mentors and entrepreneurs and have already learned a lot. I am looking forward to all that I will gain being part of Endeavor in the future,” said Jalil Allabadi.
Altibbi.com is the largest Arab medical and health information portal. It covers a huge variety of health related topics as well as introducing the only physician-patient social network. The website is visited by 1 million viewers. Users enjoy free access to a medical dictionary of over 65,000 terms, a “symptom checker”, health-related news and videos, Q&A opportunities with qualified doctors, and a directory of medical institutions in the Middle East and abroad.
“Being a part of the ISP is a lifetime experience, an eye-opening journey that opens up a wide horizon of different opportunities and a broad exposure to an unlimited “A class” business network. Becoming Endeavor Entrepreneurs is a source of pride, as the acknowledgement itself will certainly put us, along with our company, on the map with other world-class entrepreneurs and on the international charts of esteemed businesses. We are really honored to be recognized; thank you Endeavor”, commented co-founders of Curl Stone Fadi Bargouti and Majdy Abo Mathkoor.
Curl Stone is a global animation studio rooted in the Middle East dedicated to creating a new genre in the animation industry. The studio produces digital, superior animation and creative content that can entertain, inspire, and influence a global audience. The creative team, who are all passionate storytellers, develops new ideas and new concepts through creating colorful and unforgettable characters that act as positive role models for the next generation.
The ISP was followed by a full-day Investor Network event, engaging 18 leading investment firms and more than two dozen early- and growth-stage companies that Endeavor invited from 12 growth markets including Brazil, Argentina, Jordan, Turkey, South Africa, and Indonesia.
Endeavor Entrepreneurs have had a significant track record of creating thousands of jobs and building sustainable growth models in their home countries.
The International Selection Panel is the culmination of a rigorous multi-step Search & Selection process where top local and international business leaders interview and offer guidance to entrepreneur candidates. Often overlooked, these local entrepreneurs are initiating private sector development in their respective countries. Post-selection, Endeavor provides entrepreneurs with customized services provided by local business mentors and volunteers from Fortune 500 companies, consulting firms and top U.S. business schools.
The newly selected entrepreneurs join 17 other Endeavor Entrepreneurs in Jordan representing varying industries, who have been selected since Endeavor Jordan began operations in 2008.