Global Thinkers Forum 2012 Awards Ceremony (GTF 2012) celebrated excellence together with Oasis500, the MENA region’s premier early stage and seed investment hosted its 6th Angel Network Event. Taking place at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Amman, the Oasis500’s 6th Angel Network Event’s activities were held prior to the GTF Awards Ceremony, attended by Her Royal Highness Princess Sumaya bint El Hassan, Her Royal Highness Princess Rym El Ali, Dr. Usama Fayyad, Executive Chairman of Oasis500 and former Executive Vice President and Chief Data Officer of Yahoo! Inc. and Elizabeth Filippouli, Founder and Director of GTF 2012, among other celebrated leaders, entrepreneurs and luminaries.
Also present at the 6th Angel Network Event were a group of local, regional and international investors, Oasis500 partners and mentors, in addition to a number of media representatives. Since 2010, Oasis500’s Angel Network Events have become a leading platform for start-ups to share their projects and pitch for investment opportunities. The 6th Event showcased the presentations of three fast-growth and investment-ready entrepreneurial start-ups within the Information and Communications Technology (ICT), digital media and mobile technologies sectors across Jordan. The start-ups pitching their ideas included Feesheh.com, the first online music store in the Middle East offering enthusiasts a wide range of music instruments at competitive prices; Abjjad.com, a social network for book enthusiasts that allows avid readers to create reading lists and share book reviews and recommendations with friends; and Ekeif, an online platform for free short how-to videos in Arabic.
“We are excited to have co-hosted the GTF 2012 Awards Ceremony with our 6th Angel Network Event, as it offers additional value to attending entrepreneurs and investors. Our Angel Network Events have consistently proven to be crucial in helping entrepreneurs from across the region overcome challenges related to securing capital and expanding their businesses,” commented Dr. Fayyad.
“It was a very special evening that saluted excellence, progress and leadership in the faces of some absolutely marvelous pioneers, trailblazers, thought leaders. We are very happy to have joined hands with Oasis500 on this occasion as their work is very compatible with GTF’s vision and mission: to promote productive initiatives, empower and create the new leaders’, says Elizabeth Filippouli Founder & CEO Global Thinkers & Global Thinkers Forum.