• Endeavor Jordan’s High-Impact Entrepreneurs Participate in International Networking and Educational Events






    Endeavor Jordan’s High-Impact Entrepreneurs Participate in International Networking and Educational Events

    Amman, November 2016 - In line with Endeavor’s efforts to provide its high-impact entrepreneurs with customized services that best correspond with their needs, several Jordanian entrepreneurs recently attended networking and educational events organized by Endeavor in the United States, United Kingdom, and Southeast Asia. These events focused on giving Endeavor entrepreneurs access to prominent industry experts, high-level mentorship, and smart capital.


    Three industry tours were held, whereby Omar Tabbaa, Co-Founder and CEO of EAT Restaurant Group, went on a Food and Beverage tour organized by Endeavor Global. An opportunity to interact and learn from business leaders, entrepreneurs, investors and specialists, the two-day tour provided Tabbaa with firsthand knowledge about scaling up a business and succeeding in the food and beverage industry.


    Nasser Saleh, CEO of Madfoo3atCom – the first online payment platform in Jordan – participated in a Fintech tour in New York. Saleh accompanied nine other entrepreneurs from eight different countries as they met up with leading Fintech innovators in the city. This opportunity included meetings with key Fintech founders and investors to discuss new platforms, industry trends, opportunities, and exits. Furthermore, a regional tour was organized by Endeavor’s Southeast Asia offices, which catered to entrepreneurs looking to scale in that region.


    On the educational level, Charif Mzayek, CEO of Alissar Flowers – the Middle East’s leading specialist in cut flowers – took part in the weeklong Stanford-Endeavor Innovation and Growth Program specifically developed for Endeavor Entrepreneurs. The program aimed at helping participants drive innovation and build leading companies in a competitive global marketplace by focusing on design thinking, partnering strategies, entering new markets and other factors. Similarly, Ghassan Mzayek, Weddings and Events Manager at Alissar Flowers, visited Harvard Business School in Boston, Massachusetts, and attended a one-week Scaling Entrepreneurial Ventures Program designed to assist Endeavor Entrepreneurs successfully build larger and more successful businesses. Harvard Business School faculty members led interactive classes centered on four themes: Strategy, sales and marketing, leadership, and finance.


    Another example of the services provided by Endeavor to its entrepreneurs is access to smart capital. The Endeavor Catalyst Fund made its first investment in Jordan when it participated in the latest investment round of USD five million along with DASH Ventures and Wamda Capital into Endeavor Jordan company, Kharabeesh, a multi-platform network with a mission to create quality Arabic content.


    Most recently, the Endeavor Investor Network organized a one-day networking event in London, engaging international investors and Endeavor entrepreneurs. Representatives from Altibbi, Arabia Weather Inc., Jamalon and Madfoo3atCom took part in one-on-one speed networking sessions with the investors.


    “At Endeavor Jordan, we continuously strive to include our network of high-impact entrepreneurs in value-added activities that take place around the world to help stimulate the local entrepreneurship ecosystem. Geared toward entrepreneurial success, Endeavor’s services aim at increasing access to sources of smart capital, talent and markets so that entrepreneurs are able to create linkages and exchange vital knowledge and experiences with globally-renowned industry experts, leaders and academic entities,” commented Rasha Manna, Managing Director of Endeavor Jordan. “Through its global network spanning 25 country offices, Endeavor’s support provides entrepreneurs with access to an unrivaled mentorship network, as well as other tools that are key to achieving entrepreneurial success. In doing so, Endeavor Entrepreneurs are able to scale up their businesses, generate high revenue and create jobs, in addition to reinvesting their knowledge, credibility and financial gains in the upcoming generation of entrepreneurs, thus multiplying their positive impact.”


    In turn, Charif Mzayek expressed his delight at having attended the Stanford-Endeavor Innovation and Growth Program, saying, “I had an inspiring week at Stanford! By attending great sessions and networking with amazing entrepreneurs, we got to know many new concepts that we will be implementing immediately at the workplace.” 


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