Riyada Podcast Series
The Riyada podcast will bring new and seasoned entrepreneurs to share their successes, challenges and lessons learned. It will also feature investors, educators and government officials as well as other stakeholders in the region’s entrepreneurship ecosystem. In a region faced with high unemployment and slow private sector growth, entrepreneurship and training are key components of improving stagnant economic conditions and deterring domestic and regional violent extremism. Riyada, (meaning entrepreneurship and leadership in Arabic) will include both English and Arabic episodes.
Riyada will join hands with the Straight Up Start Up, a Jordanian podcast hosted by Rajae Sahouri in a special two season series titled Ready to Launch: A MENA Entrepreneurship Podcast. This series will serve as a bridge between Washington D.C. policymakers and diaspora networks in the U.S., as well as entrepreneurs based in the region to enhance understanding of the entrepreneurship scene in MENA and encourage collaboration with American companies and innovators.