Startup Weekend Corporate Edition

    Thursday, May 5 - 7, 2016

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  4. Coaches and Mentors
  5. Sponsors
  6. Organizing Team
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Startup Weekend Corporate Edition

Thursday, May 5 - 7, 2016

Thursday, May 5 - 7, 2016
Event starts at 6:30 pm

Amman, Jordan

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Corporate Edition happens for the first time in Amman

This version is a special edition “Corporate Edition”. Big companies will challenge the audience to solve some riddles and challenges in return for prizes. 

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Thursday May 5th

6:30 pm
Arrive at the venue and get checked in

7:00 pm
Dinner & Networking
Eat food, share ideas, practice pitches, get to know fellow participants

7:20 pm
Welcome & Speakers
Review agenda for the weekend and introduce speakers, coaches, and community leaders

7:30 pm
Pitches Start
Optionally line up to give your pitch

9:00 pm
Attendees vote for the top pitches

9:15 pm
Form Teams
Teams start forming and discussing ideas

10:00 pm
Begin Work
Start to formalize teams and take an inventory of skills. Be honest, and direct about what resources and skills are needed for the weekend. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow

Friday May 6th

9:00 am
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

9:30 am
Begin Work
Teams formed and setting up workspace for the weekend

12:00 pm

1:00 pm
After-lunch check-in, status reports, call for help

2:00 pm
Coach Meetings
Coaches help teams one-on-one. They are here to help!

6:30 pm

7:30 pm
After-dinner check-in, status reports, call for help

10:00 pm
Finished for the day. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow

Saturday May 7th

9:00 am
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

10:00 am
Coaches arrive. Final opportunity to ask questions

12:00 pm

12:30 pm
Coach Meetings
Coaches arrive… ASK QUESTIONS

3:00 pm
Presentation Prep & Tech Check
Final hours of worktime should be focused on perfecting your presentation, tech-check for final presentations also takes place

4:00 pm

5:00 pm
Final Presentations

7:30 pm
Judging & Awards

8:30 pm

9:00 pm
Go Home!


Fadi Qutaishat
VP @ Globitel

Rasha Bakarat
HR Admin and Al Shabab Director at Zain

Rasha Barakat is known for: Human Resources experience in a high tech fast paced industry Extensive background in HR generalist affairs recruitment and selection training and development employee engagement employee relations, conflict resolution organization development compensation and benefits performance management and change management Develop and implement organization development programs and interventions Manage Zain Jordan Youth arm with their different activities that range from CSR to sales and marketing. Part of Zain Jordan’s Corporate Entrepreneurship Responsibility Division that is focused on supporting youth with great ideas and enhancing the current position of startups through different support mechanisms. Play a key role in driving organizational change in alignment with business strategy.

Nawaf ElKarmi
Logistics Operations Manager @ Aramex.

Ahmad Tamimi
Senior Corporate Operations Manager @ Aramex

maher Kaddoura
Founder @ NewThink Theater

Coaches and Mentors

Mohammad Albattikhi
Acceleration Manager at Oasis500

Mohammad Albattikhi is the Acceleration Manager at Oasis500. He is also an entrepreneur, a consultant and a trainer. He guide entrepreneurs by helping them define the scope of their companies and providing them with the tools and contacts necessary to achieve meaningful milestones with their business ventures. 

Prior to joining Oasis500, Mohammad co-founded and directed Western Michigan University’s Business Accelerator, Starting Gate.  He also founded various startups in the technology, creative and social space. 

He is also involved with many global organizations that are fostering the startup ecosystem, such as Startup Blink, Startup Grind, Startup Weekend and Startup Digest. 

Mohammad has an MBA from Western Michigan University, where he worked as a Research and Teaching Assistant at the Marketing and Management departments. He focused his studies and research on entrepreneurship, business modeling and disruptive innovation.

Ibrahim Farouk
Excutive Manager at Ideal station for biodeisel

Dr.Ibrahim had his Bachelor of Pharmacy and pharmaceutical manufacturing in 2001. He worked as a researcher and Director of the research projects of the Egyptian Ministry of Health and the League of Arab States. He completed his Master of Management and Marketing in the American University in Cairo. And worked as the Director of development, and the Rehabilitation Project funded by the medical team of US aid to Egypt. Dr, Ibrahim is an Expert in Business Development: and oversaw the establishment of more than forty projects. He is also an expert in "project guidance" in the forsa project;in collaboration with the British Embassy in Amman. Holds an international marketer licence (IMC). Specializes in alternative and renewable energy - Green Marketing - sociology, philosophy and media. His five years achievement was the establishment of renewable energy plants in a number of Arab countries - to help a number of investors to engage in successful investments in addition to help a number of entrepreneurs

Emile Cubeisy
Managing Partner @ Silicon Badia

Emile Cubeisy serves as the Managing Director at IV Holdings. Mr. Cubeisy is the Managing Director at Accelerator Technology Holdings Limited. He leads Accelerator's early-stage investment efforts and is in involved in business development efforts. He is a Managing Partner and Managing Director at Silicon Badia. He served as a Vice President of Group Business Development at the firm and joined it in 2005. He was an Advisor to the Minister on e-initiatives at the Ministry of Information and Technology of Jordan and was also the Program Director of the Jordanian education initiative. He serves as a Director of Jeeran, Conservus, ShooFeeTV, and Arab Media Holding Company. He serves as the Chairman of NetCorps Jordan. He has been a Director of Content Syndicate Inc. since April 2009. He served as a Director of ICT Promotion and Oasis 500. Mr. Cubeisy has over 15 years of experience in technology and industry development, education, and entrepreneurship. Mr. Cubeisy holds a Bachelors degree in Economic and Political Science from the University of Southern California and completed the Senior Executive Program at the Harvard Business School.

Rami Al-Karmi
Entrepreneurship & Investment Advisor at Zain

Rami Al-Karmi is a proud geek, investor, and widely recognized adviser on strategy, business model innovation, and building lean startup ecosystems.  an LP & Mentor at 500 Startups in San Francisco. 
He founded his 1st startup at the age of 19. Till date, his footprint includes more than 100 companies in MENA and Silicon Valley that he either invested in, mentored, served on their boards of directors, or advisory boards.
Rami holds an Electrical Engineering degree from University of Jordan, he completed the Venture Capital Executive Program at HAAS UC Berkeley, and “The Leading for the future”, and “The Leading, Organizing for Action” Executive Programs at Harvard Kennedy School, and the Senior Executive Education Program at UC San Diego. He currently serves on the board of trustees at Elia Nuqul Foundation, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Arcoten Holdings, and Octonious. Rami is a passionate advocate of the Lean Startup and customer development methodology and is a regular judge, mentor & keynote speaker at the region's important entrepreneurship & technology events. 

Ahmad AlHuwwari

Ahmad is a UX consultant/Manager. That is a fancy way of saying he plans how to present the things you see on your computer screen, so that they are easy to 

understand, engaging and compelling. Things like the navigation, forms, categories and words on intranets, websites, web applications and business systems. 

He has been doing this professionally since 2006; also, he is a regular speaker at UX events.

Noor Abu Jbara
Lead Consultant and Researcher @ Wafi

Noor Abu Jbara is an Industrial Engineer,  works as a Lead Consultant & Researcher at Wafi International, a management consulting company specialized in Strategic Planning and Organizational Development. She is a motivated person with strong managerial background and professional business skills. Also, she is experienced in organizational structuring and development. Noor is passionate about entrepreneurship and has several trials as a co-founder of many startup’s ideas in addition to conducting researches related to entrepreneurship.

Mohammad Shaddad
Founder/CEO @ TechCardo

Coming from a background in leading the design and development of enterprise solutions for financial services for 8 years, Mohammad started his first startup, in 2013 and ended up shutting down operations early 2014. In July 2014, Mohammad moved to start his second startup, TechCardo (; an online education platform serving the Arab Technology Community: Professionals, Students and anyone interested in technology.

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Organizing Team

Techstars Startup Weekend Amman is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
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  • Ali
  • Aseel
  • Alaa
  • Masoud
    Al Helou
  • Ghassan
  • Mohammed


Mohammed Awwad

Awwad is a geek, a developer, and an entrepreneur. with a humble journey of several years in different fields,helped out in constructing multiple startups, building a geek community, as well as being an active member of A Peach and Coding Circle, he is a proud solider of the Jordanian entrepreneurship and startups ecosystem.

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Mohammad EL-Fahmawi
Graphic Designer @ DV8DM

Salahaldeen Alazaizeh

Salahaldeen is the Founder of the Entrepreneurship Community, a place in universities that aims to empower and develop student by providing them with the necessary tools, practical experiences, mentorship and comprehensive training to implement positive change.   Salahaldeen is an alumnus of the Global business Institute at Indiana University-Kelley school of business. He did also get a diploma from the European innovation Academy in entrepreneurship and innovation.   He is an engineering student at the University of Jordan, a member of the board of directors of US department of state Jordanian Alumni Association, and a (Global shaper) at Amman Hub where he and the other shapers trying to make a positive impact in their community.

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