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The Riyada podcast, supported by the US Embassy in Jordan, serves as a bridge between Washington D.C. policymakers and diaspora networks in the US, 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.

Riyada joined hands with Jordanian podcast The Straight Up Start Up, hosted by Rajae Sahouri, for a special series title Ready to Launch: A MENA Entrepreneurship Podcast. The series ran from December 2021–April 2022, and featured budding and established entrepreneurs, former policymakers, and topical experts from MENA's diverse startup ecosystem.

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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