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Endeavor Saudi Welcomes a New Endeavor Entrepreneur

Endeavor Saudi Arabia joined the 71st International Selection Panel (ISP) held 15-17 May, 2017 in London, with one candidate Abdulaziz AlJouf, Founder and CEO of PayTabs, payment processing company. At the ISP, the final stage of the selection process, top international business leaders interview candidate entrepreneurs and deliberate candidates’ eligibility to join the Endeavor Network.

The Saudi candidate is a serial entrepreneur working proactively to remove the one obstacle he believes is preventing e-commerce in the MENA region from reaching its full potential by providing simple and trusted payment process through his company “PayTabs”. During the ISP, Abdulaziz pitched PayTabs to 6 panelists and succeeded to convince the panel of his eligibility to join Endeavor. The local office now supports 13 entrepreneurs from 10 leading companies. Further, Endeavor Saudi Mentor and Founder of Remal IT, Essam Alzamel, joined as a panelist to interview candidates about their business and deliberate on which candidates should be selected to become Endeavor Entrepreneurs. The three-day event has attracted other Saudi candidates to observe the final stage of the selection process.

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Abdulaziz pitching PayTaps to panelists Anton, Founder of Mint and Emilios, Co-Founder of Hellas Direct

At the 71st ISP, Endeavor selected 28 entrepreneurs leading 20 companies from 15 countries. The event drew entrepreneurs and panelists from the U.S., Latin America, MENA, Europe and Asia. Endeavor’s extensive network now supports 1,461 entrepreneurs leading 915 companies in 30 growth markets around the world. To learn more about the companies and entrepreneurs selected at this ISP, click HERE.

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Abdulaziz and Endeavor Saudi MD, Bader Alzahrani, after the selection
After the selection, Endeavor Entrepreneurs gain access to comprehensive customized services, including introductions to local and international business mentors and volunteers from Fortune 500 consulting firms who will help them address key needs. Endeavor Entrepreneurs have had a significant track record of creating hundreds of thousands of jobs, generating billions of dollars in revenues, and building sustainable growth models in their home countries.

The next ISP will take place in Lima, Peru on June 28-30.