SURGE is a 3-year program co-funded by the European Union's "Innovation for Enterprise Growth and Jobs" program and implemented by a consortium led by Endeavor Jordan and includes Oasis500 & Beyond Capital. As a consortium member, Beyond Capital is supporting SURGE in hosting ‘Empowering a New Wave of Angel Investors’ as they have an existing angel network that supports individuals with their investment journey.
Beyond Capital Angel Network (BCAN) was established in January 2020 as an initiative to catalyze the growth of the Jordanian startup ecosystem and expand investment pools and co-investment syndicates. Since its establishment, BCAN worked on growing early-stage investment activities in entrepreneurial knowledge-based startups, increasing the flow of capital and widening the investment pool by joining forces with new expertise, and building the capacity of angel investors.
The network is built on principles of sharing knowledge, expertise, and meaningful connections, in which it considers angels as catalysts for growth. Not only do they fill in a funding gap, but they also invest their time in providing their support in the most critical stage of a startup’s journey.
Empowering a New Wave of Angel Investors is a two-day event that fosters intimate and earnest engagement between current and potential angel Investors, including entrepreneurs, sector experts and other partners in the entrepreneurial ecosystem as well as a peer mindset of learning and collaboration. Its mission is to catalyze collaboration, learning, co-investments across BCAN members and individuals that aspire to become angel Investors, in order to support them and expand diversity of opportunities. The seminar will be a set of training sessions, interactive panel discussions, networking and speed pitching.
Investors: The seminar is accessible to any aspiring and existing angel investors who register to attend. All angel investors wishing to participate will attend free of charge.
Ideal candidates are active angel investors and individuals that are interested in becoming angel investors. Preferably with:
AGENDA - DAY 1: SATURDAY, JUNE 4th, 2022
10:00 – 10:10
EYAD NINO, Project Manager, SURGE
10:15 – 11:15
Session 1: Introduction to Angel Investments
ZAHI HILAL, Investment Manager, Iraq Venture Partners
Guest speakers: Nadia Al Saeed, Ihab Hinnawi, Dr. Omar Fakhoruy
Session 2: Becoming an Angel Investor
ZEINA MANDOUR, former General Manager at Cairo Angels
Guest speakers: Zuhair Shammout, Ahmad Tantash, Shaker Muasher
12:30 – 13:45
Session 3: Identifying Investment Opportunities
DIMA SHAHNIN, Oasis500
13:45 - 14:45
Session 4: Valuation Methodologies & Types of Investor Funding
AGENDA - DAY 2: SUNDAY, JUNE 5th, 2022
TAMER AL SALAH, Managing Director, BeyondCapital
10:15 – 10:45
Pitching Sessions (8 startups)
Each startup will present for 3 minutes
Multiple groups of investors with 2-3 individuals/group
8 rounds of Q&A- each round for 7 mins
12:00+ Networking Brunch