Mohammad Jhaveri set up Hera Capital, a social investment fund aimed at reducing poverty, extremism, and expanding economic opportunity for the lower-middle classes in Muslim nations. Mohammad provided valuable advice for entrepreneurship in the Middle East, such as structuring the company, legal protection, funding environment, as well as overcoming barriers unique to the region.
Olde City’s founders, Ali Siam and Ena El-Hadidy, envisioned their startup to be engaged in grassroots change. Ali told the story of how they received a bottle of Palestinian olive oil as a wedding gift back in 2007 and created Olde City to spread the gift to the rest of the world. Despite being profitable in only 1 year, Ali presented some of the real challenges they were still facing. The event closed with a tasting of their delicious product