Jordan entrepreneurs hone skills at Stanford
Amman, September 24, 2013
Three entrepreneurs from Endeavor Jordan attended the Stanford – Endeavor Leadership Program, the first course to be specifically created for Endeavor Entrepreneurs at the Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB) in Silicon Valley – San Francisco.
Akhtaboot.com co-founder Yousef Shamoun, Altibbi.com founder Jalil Allabadi and one of Kharabeesh’s founders Mohammed Asfour were trained by GSB’s world-class faculty and network on how to build leading companies in a competitive global marketplace; develop core competencies to lead and transform growing companies; leverage frameworks and tools to manage growth and drive a vibrant corporate culture; and address opportunities and challenges in scaling global companies.
Offered for its second year by the Stanford Institute for Innovation in Developing Economies (SEED), the week-long leadership program was co-designed by GSB and Endeavor, a global leader in catalysing economic growth through fostering high-impact entrepreneurship.
“It has been an eye-opening experience,” said Allabadi while commenting on the value that the participants gained from the Program. “We shared our experiences with many global entrepreneurs who helped us reflect on the way we do business and explore methods to scale our companies in order to reach global standards.”
Shamoun said: "The Stanford course was really one of the best experiences I have had. I was very impressed with the amount of practical learning that the trainers were able to compress in a mere five days. After the courses, study groups and business challenges, I can honestly say that I have several fresh business ideas that I am very keen to implement at Akhtaboot. I recommend this course to anyone interested in expanding their businesses and their horizons."
Founded in 1997, Endeavor is a global non-profit organization that supports high-impact entrepreneurs around the world by providing them with key ingredients to entrepreneurial success such as strategic advice and access to a world-class mentorship network.
In 2009, Endeavor Jordan was established and currently supports 16 Jordanian entrepreneurs operating within different sectors. - TradeArabia News Service