The Startup Journey: Learning to Pivot from Failure
In the second episode of Ready to Launch: A MENA Entrepreneurship Podcast, a joint series by the Wilson Center’s Riyada and the Straight Up Start Up, co-hosts Merissa Khurma and Rajae Sahouri spoke with Fouad Jeryes, the Co-Founder of Maqsam in Jordan. Fouad shared his story of self; how his father's experience shaped his thinking about taking risks and starting his own business, a journey he started in high school and pressed on in spite of the challenges along the way. Today, his business supports the operates of other small- and medium-enterprises in the region.
This podcast was funded by a grant from the United States Department of State. The opinions, findings and conclusions stated herein are those of the guests and do not necessarily reflect those of the United States Department of State.
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