Beyond Bootcamp: Women Founders Achieve Startup Success

Last October, we helped amplify the impact of 20 young female entrepreneurs from Jordan and the U.S. through our Fellowship for Young Women Entrepreneurs. The program encompassed entrepreneurial training, mentoring, and a pitch competition with more than $150,000 in prizes. Six months later, our fellows have gone on to scale their businesses, launch or iterate new … Continue reading Beyond Bootcamp: Women Founders Achieve Startup Success

Founder Features: The Food Industry

With just one day before the start of the Fellowship for Young Women Entrepreneurs, Open Hands Initiative is proud to continue highlighting some of the Fellowship participants in its second set of “Founder Features.” This week, Open Hands Initiative introduces Lisa Curtis and Malak Jehad Al-Aiekly, two founders passionate about the food, agriculture and commodities industries. During her time … Continue reading Founder Features: The Food Industry

Building Bridges and Opportunity Through Entrepreneurship

Open Hands Initiative, in partnership with the Angel Resource Institute’s Women First Enterprise, has selected twenty of the brightest and most driven Jordanian and American female founders to participate in its “Fellowship for Young Women Entrepreneurs.” The Fellowship, to take place in Amman, Jordan from October 16-24, is the first of its kind – a program … Continue reading Building Bridges and Opportunity Through Entrepreneurship

Startup Diplomacy: Investing in Female Founders from New York to Amman

20 Top, Young Women Startup Founders to Partake in the “Open Hands Fellowship for Young Women Entrepreneurs” Twenty of the most promising young American and Jordanian women startup founders and entrepreneurs will soon have an unprecedented opportunity to participate in a week-long cultural exchange and fellowship in Amman, Jordan through a not-for-profit partnership between the … Continue reading Startup Diplomacy: Investing in Female Founders from New York to Amman

Announcing a New Program in Jordan

Open Hands Initiative is proud to announce that we have just returned from a fact-finding mission to a diverse and fascinating country located at the heart of the Middle East: Jordan. This special destination is where we will be hosting our next exchange program. It’s one of the MENA region’s most prominent hubs for start-ups … Continue reading Announcing a New Program in Jordan