Following two days of intense networking activities, Endeavor Jordan’s flagship event, DealMakers, finally came to an end on the evening of March 12. As expected, the event was teeming with the presence of some of the region’s most prolific business houses, government officials, investors, and of course, emerging entrepreneurs and head of startups.

For those out of the loop, DealMakers, now through with its fifth edition, aims to facilitate an ideal platform where business owners and investors can mingle and explore new avenues for maximizing investment and divestment potentials of startups and scaleups in Jordan, as well as the broader region.

Sponsored by Arab Bank, DealMakers 5.0 saw high-level delegations representing a number of major global startup hubs including Austria, Argentina, Canada, Egypt, Greece, India, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, the UAE, the UK, and the US.

There were 75 investors representing 45 VC firms and private equity funds, along with 25 angel investors present in the event. They were joined by an official delegation from the Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority (SAGIA), and 90 entrepreneurs representing 74 startups.

Speaking of the impact of the event, Dr. Mazin AlZaidi, Director of Innovation & 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.”

Among the most eminent attendees were H.E. Muthana Gharaibeh, Jordan’s Minister of ICT, and Adrian Garcia-Aranyos, President of Endeavor Global.

Ghadeer Alaradi

Ghadeer Alaradi

A writer and content producer for StartUp Bahrain who enjoys uncovering stories of founders who are making a difference in their communities, successful women, passionate youth, and change-makers who strive to make the world a better place.

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