Event: U.S. Delegation On Entrepreneurship – June 28th 2010 (Amman, Jordan)

| Jun 18, 2010 | comment 2 Comments

Barack ObamaLater this month, the U.S. Department of State will be leading a delegation consisting of venture capital investors, entrepreneurs and pioneers in startup acceleration to Jordan, as part of the ongoing push to foster entrepreneurship in the region by the US Government.

The event will be held on Monday 28th of June, 2010; at the Friendship Auditorium of the Princess Sumaya University for Technology, from 6:00pm – 7:30pm.

It will offer a chance for attendees to hear from and engage with members of the delegation, as well as other entrepreneurs, investors, educators and government officials.

In hopes of supporting emerging entrepreneurs and furthering President Obama’s vision for a “new beginning” between the United States & the Muslim world, the members of the delegation have committed to provide venture & seed capital, offer high impact mentorship, share their expertise, and learn about the economic and entrepreneurial environment in Jordan and the region.

The members of this delegation follow below:

- Magid Abraham (President, CEO and co-founder of comScore)
- Saeed Amidi (Founder, President and CEO of Plug and Play Tech Center)
- Mike Cassidy (Co-Founder and CEO of Ruba, Xfire, Direct Hit, and Stylus Innovation)
- Court Coursey (Managing Partner of TomorrowVentures)
- Usama Fayyad (CEO of Open Insights, Executive Chairman of Oasis 500, and Chairman of D1G)
- Ossama Hassenein (Entrepreneur, mentor and venture capitalist)
- Tom Keller (Managing Director of TechStars)
- Shervin Pishevar (Technology entrepreneur, published researcher and incubation expert)
- Greg Behrman (Member of the Policy Planning Staff, U.S. State Department)
- Steven R. Koltai (Senior Advisor for Global Entrepreneurship, U.S. State Department)

The event is open to everyone for free, on a first come first seated basis. No registration for the event is required either.

  • http://www.engineer-a-business.com K. Smith

    Finally, I think we are getting the hold on entrepreneurship in the United States, but are we quite ready to help the Muslim world? Of course, given the state of our own economy and some of the promising Middle Eastern entrepreneurs I have heard of it is more likely they will help us.

  • http://www.startuparabia.com Mohamed Marwen Meddah

    It could definitely be beneficial for both sides. In my opinion, as long as both sides end up mutually benefiting from it, then that's great.

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