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Introducing “SURGE”: Scale-up Roadmap for Growing Enterprises
During a press conference held in the presence of Their Excellencies Minister of Planning and International Cooperation and Minister of Digital Economy and Entrepreneurship, the European Union announced launching the new program “Innovate Jordan” to support digital economy and innovation in Jordan.
Through Innovate Jordan, we are thrilled to announce the launch of “SURGE”, Scale-Up Roadmap for Growing Enterprises, a 3-year program co-funded by the European Union and implemented by a consortium managed by Endeavor Jordan and includes Oasis 500 and BeyondCapital. SURGE aims to foster the demand-driven growth and scaling of innovative companies, particularly SMEs, by assisting them to identify and seize market opportunities.
Endeavor Catalyst Closes Fund III at $134M with Participation from Jordan's Innovative Startups and SMEs Fund (ISSF)
In an official statement by Endeavor Catalyst, its Managing Director, Allen Taylor, has announced closing its 3rd Fund “Endeavor Catalyst III”, with $134 million, of which $2 million is from Jordan’s Innovative Startups and SMEs Fund (ISSF), and 1.7 from other Jordanian Limited Partners (“LPs”).
The Path Ahead for Founders: In Conversation with Imad Malhas, Founder of IrisGuard
“COVID-19 touched all our lives. People accepted that forcefully, which means that now the entrepreneurial conducive atoms in the air are at an all-time high concentration.”
An eye-opening interview with our visionary Endeavor Entrepreneur and Mentor Imad Malhas on how their global company IrisGuard responded to the Covid-19 crisis, with some advice for current and aspiring entrepreneurs and investors alike.
Building a Global Brand
On August 12th, we held a virtual session on Building a Global Brand for our portfolio companies. The session was delivered by Rania Abu Khader, CEO and Founder of Studio Be. Rania has over 25 years of professional experience in the fields of marketing and corporate communications, brand development, branding and design, entrepreneurship and corporate social responsibility.
Founders of Little Thinking Minds Listed as Jordan's Top Female Founders
In an analysis conducted by Business Financing UK using data featured on Crunchbase to identify top female founders in every country in the world, we are proud to say that Endeavor portfolio company Little Thinking Minds with its founders Lamia Tabbaa and Rama Kayyali represented Jordan on this global map!
Zeid Husban Shares his
The Straight Up Start Up interviews our high-impact entrepreneur and CEO of POSrocket, Zeid Husban in an exciting and inspiring podcast, where he got to share his entrepreneurial journey from starting iFood, which got acquired, to founding POSRocket.
Altibbi Leads with a Humanitarian Initiative to Support Lebanon
Endeavor portfolio company Altibbi has announced providing free telehealth consultations for Beirut residents to support the overstretched healthcare system in Lebanon following the devastating explosions that recently took place in the capital.
Altibbi will provide free Arabic-language consultations for a month, allowing anyone who needs medical assistance to connect directly with doctors via audio calls or online chat. Those requiring the service can visit altibbi.com/consultation or download the Altibbi app after which they will be connected with a doctor within minutes.
"If We are 55 Employees Today, We Want to Reach 100 by The End of The Year" Hussam Hammo
In an interview with The National UAE, Hussam Hammo, talks about his beginnings since 2006 to reaching the establishment of his 3rd startup Tamatem Games in 2013, where he shares challenges faced and lessons learned along the way, future plans, as well as a few tips to aspiring entrepreneurs.
Tarjama Ranks Among Top Global LSPs for The 3rd Time
Based on validated and verified data from a representative sample of 462 Language Service Providers (LSPs), independent market research firm CSA Research has named Tarjama as one of the providers leading the delivery of language services globally, ranking it as the 21st largest LSP in the Asia-Pacific Region.
How Altibbi Became an
Hosted as the guest of the 11th episode of Conversations with Loulou’s, Jalil Allabadi, Founder of Altibbi, shares the challenges he has faced since the establishment of the company in 2011, to becoming “an overnight” success”. The episode features the inspiration behind Altibbi, the challenges and learnings particularly while fundraising with a special focus on the impact of COVID-19 on his business.
Endeavor Global Virtual Gala Dinner
King Honors Mawdoo3 for Distinguished Efforts to Counter COVID-19
At a ceremony held on July 31st, His Majesty King Abdullah, accompanied by HRH Crown Prince Hussein, honored national institutions and individuals for their distinguished efforts that bolstered Jordan’s capabilities to counter coronavirus disease (COVID-19). His Majesty awarded Endeavor Entrepreneurs Rami Al Qawasmi and Mohammad Jaber, Founders of Mawdoo3.com, Order for Distinction of the First Degree, in appreciation of their efforts since the onset of the COVID-19 crisis in providing an advanced online platform for remote learning at record speed.
Financial Training Session
On July 20th, we held a Financial Training session for our portfolio Entrepreneurs and their executive staff on Financial Monitoring, Forecasting and Best Practices. The 90 minute session, which has been delivered by financial expert Hamed Al Masri and Endeavor staff member Sama Yaish, resulted in a great deal of valuable tools that can be used including liquidity & profitability ratios, unit economics & cash cycle management.
Endeavor Jordan Launches 'Book Doods'
It is no news that reading boosts success since it allows entrepreneurs to learn from the experiences of others, provides insights and business strategies, develops skills, and influences the way we conduct business through personal development and leadership skills. As such, we at Endeavor Jordan have launched a book club, ‘Book Doods’, where the first book discussed was ‘Thinking, Fast and Slow’ by Daniel Kahneman. The book club, which will be discussing a book every six weeks, is a local intellectual initiative part of our ‘Road to Success’ initiatives offering different training programs.
Endeavor Entrepreneurs Secure 50% of Forbes' List of Women behind Middle Eastern Tech Brands 2020
Forbes Middle East’s list for Women behind Middle Eastern Tech Brands is out featuring our very own high-impact entrepreneur Nour Al Hassan as the women behind translation and linguistics services company, Tarjama. The list also features 4 other Endeavor Entrepreneurs; Mona Ataya of Mumzworld, Ambareen Mousa of Souqalmal, Dana Baki of MUNCH:ON, and Ioanna Angelidaki of Instashop.
The list features 10 women who have founded or co-founded successful tech-based brands in the Middle East and gathered millions of dollars in funding.
Altibbi Partners with Novartis & CVREP to Empower Specialized Doctors through Altibbi Clinic
Altibbi is proud to announce a strategic partnership with Novartis and Cardiovascular Research, Education & Prevention Foundation (CVREP), where Altibbi will be distributing its clinic to 500 Cardiologists as phase one. Altibbi Clinic is a clinic management system that enables doctors to provide telehealth consultations via videos and provides many features like electronic patient medical records leading to seamless and more efficient medical clinics. The clinic will empower doctors to provide the best health care to their patients through digitizing their clinic.
Tamatem Announces Strategic Partnership with Tamalaki to Publish Popular 'Home Designer Blast Makeover' Game
Tamatem Games has signed a strategic partnership agreement with Tamalaki - the mobile games publisher - to release its popular game, Home Designer Blast Makeover, across the MENA region, Turkey, South Korea and several Southeast Asian countries. The game will be localised and renamed to 'خبير تصميم المنزل Home Design Expert' to make it more culturally relevant.
ZENHR Ranks 7th in GetApp's Category Leaders 2020 Listing
Outstanding achievement by ZenHR where they have been awarded the GetApp’s “Category Leaders” award based on a ranking that highlights the top software products based on ratings from end-users in five key areas: ease of use, value for money, functionality, customer support, and likelihood to recommend.
Data sources for this Category Leaders include: approved user reviews, public data sources, and data from technology vendors.
MENABytes Interviews Nour Al Hassan
In a Q&A session with MenaBytes, our entrepreneur Nour Al Hassan, shares the story behind the beginnings of Tarjama, the AI powered language service provider that houses a range of different language solutions across 8 markets.
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