Amman, February 2018 – A great start of the year for Endeavor Jordan; announcing the selection of 5 high impact entrepreneurs as a result of the 77th Endeavor International Selection Panel (ISP) in Dubai, the global network's first ISP of the year.
The selected entrepreneurs are the trio Rama Kayyali, Lamia Tabbaa, and Salwa Katkhuda Founders of Little Thinking Minds; an engaging, self-paced, and digitized content for schools and at-home users aimed to improve Arabic literacy, of which students and teachers can use to communicate for homework, tests, tutorial and related educational games, Rami Saheb, Founder of Al Hadaf International Company for Importing and Industry "RZ", a leading Jordanian manufacturer and supplier of food packaging, disposables, and catering supplies in the region serving hospitals and restaurants to hypermarkets and households, in addition to, in addition to Hanan Khader, Founder of HelloWorldKids, a company that has created a coding skills' curriculum currently deployed in 100 public and private schools across Jordan for students ages 4-12.
Rami Saheb commended the entrepreneurs' selection process, and especially the International Selection Panel, members of the network, the feedback he has received, and the spirit of giving back which was common among everyone. Rami believes joining Endeavor will widen the horizons of the company and will open doors and opportunities that will help the company scale.
Upon their selection, Rama Kayyali commented "It was an exhilarating experience. Not only was it great validation to what we do, and our strategy moving forward, but it was also a chance for us to dig deep into what we do and how we do it, and ask ourselves very pivotal questions."
The selection of the entrepreneurs came along the announcement of selecting 22 entrepreneurs representing 14 companies from 8 countries, including MENA ride-hailing leader Careem making the number of entrepreneurs supported by Endeavor across 30 countries around the world; 1621 leading 1014 companies.
"Joining Endeavor is big news for my company HelloWorldKids, and will definitely help us grow bigger and reach new markets worldwide" adds Hanan Khader.
Reem Goussous, Endeavor Jordan Managing Director stated that "We are extremely thrilled to have five exceptional entrepreneurs join out network. These entrepreneurs have what it takes to elevate their businesses to the next level. We will be there by their sides to nourish their innovation and drive as they scale and grow, regionally and globally."
The ISP is the final phase of a multi-step rigorous selection process, where candidates pitch their companies to top international business leaders and investors from the Endeavor network, making those obtaining a unanimous vote officially Endeavor Entrepreneurs.
Once selected into the network, entrepreneurs gain access to a wide array of services enabling them to scale their businesses, and multiply their impact.
Endeavor is leading the global high-impact entrepreneurship movement to catalyze long-term economic growth. Since 1997, Endeavor has been selecting, mentoring, and accelerating the best high-impact entrepreneurs around the world. Through the guidance that Endeavor offers, entrepreneurs can tangibly impact their communities, generate new job opportunities, bolster their countries’ national wealth, inspire others to innovate, and contribute to private sector development.
Endeavor launched its operations in Jordan in 2009, and is leading the way in supporting high-impact entrepreneurship. Today, Endeavor Jordan supports 33 Endeavor Entrepreneurs, representing 21 companies, from 8 different industries.