Mazin AlZaidi, Director of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at SAGIA said: “DealMakers brought together the most prominent players in the entrepreneurial and investment scene in both Jordan and Saudi Arabia.”
“We now seek to facilitate the expansion of Jordanian companies to the Saudi market and will provide full support to them,” he added.
The agenda of DealMakers included a number of workshops for the entrepreneurs and angel investors, as well as discussions on the investment state of affairs in the MENA region, Jordan’s position among other countries in the region and the important role investors play in accelerating the growth of companies and opening new markets.
It also featured presentations of the new funds by the ISSF, the Saudi Jordanian Investment Fund, and BeyondCapital.
Randa Sadik, Arab Bank’s Deputy CEO, stated that this initiative is an ideal platform to connect entrepreneurs from Jordan and the region with major investors to optimize the growth and scalability potential of start up companies both regionally and internationally.
She highlighted that Arab Bank’s sponsorship of this event comes as part of the bank’s commitment towards supporting businesspersons through stimulating the entrepreneurial ecosystem which plays an instrumental role in achieving sustainable economic and social development.
Hickies founder and CEO, Gaston Frydlewski, who was representing his firm at the event, said: “Experiencing the positive energy and quality of the entrepreneurship ecosystem in Jordan first hand was a confirmation that Hickies must expand to the MENA region.”
“The infrastructure is in place,” he noted, adding that: “Endeavor Jordan has become a lighthouse for the entrepreneurs and investors in the region and confirms the impact that it can have in developing ecosystems.”
Endeavor Jordan’s mission is to catalyze sustainable, long-term economic growth and support the creation of employment opportunities in the local market by accelerating high-impact entrepreneurial companies that have a positive and tangible impact on society.
Endeavor offers entrepreneurs support through its global network, access to an unrivaled mentorship network, as well as other tools that are essential to achieving entrepreneurial success.
Source: Jordan News Agency