4th Local Selection Panel for London’s ISP Candidates
Endeavor Saudi Arabia’s 4th Local Selection Panel (LSP) took place on March 9th, 2017 at Alturki Business Park in the Eastern Province. The LSP is a big step for local companies hoping to become Endeavor Entrepreneurs and to be part of a global network that expands their access to mentoring, talent and capital, among other targeted services to help them develop and scale.
At the 4th Local Selection Panel, the final step at the local level in the Endeavor selection process, the two candidate companies, Paytabs represented by Abdulaziz Aljouf, and Saferoad represented by Mohannad Alhaj, showed their leadership qualities and business to four panelists including Abdulla Alzamil, Dr. Jamal Aldabal, Naif Almulhim and Rami Alturki. The process consists of interviews conducted by panelists who each review the entrepreneurs and provide feedback. After the interview, panelists come together to deliberate and vote on whether each company is ready to move on to the final stage of the selection process or still needs further assessing and work.
The participating candidates had already passed a series of “Second Opinion Reviews”: one-on-one meetings with various Endeavor network members. The selection process aims to add value for the candidates by providing them with networking opportunities, helping them to demonstrate their pitching capabilities, and getting valuable feedback from business leaders.
Despite the high stakes of the event, the LSP’s candidates delivered a good presentation of their businesses and tried to exhibit their entrepreneurial maturity by handling some intense Q&A sessions with poise.
At the end, Paytabs was selected to move onto the international phase (the fourth and last stage of the selection process) and will attend the International Selection Panel in London, which will be held in May 2017.