On November 1st 2017, INNOVEST ME kicked off the prelaunch of IRAQPRENEURS – RUWWAD AL IRAQ; what will be the leading entrepreneurship competition platform in Iraq. This incubation platform will help identify high potential entrepreneurs and startups in Iraq and will empower them with the winning tools and resources needed to launch successfully in Iraq and eventually expand beyond.
In order to develop a brand identity for IRAQPRENEURS, the Logo Design Competition will continue for one month and is open to all applicants from all over the Arab World. Logo designs are required to follow specific guidelines including; the need to represent Iraq and its culture, to capture key concepts such as innovation, startups and entrepreneurship, to create a unique and original font, to be in both Arabic and English and most importantly for the logo design to target the youth.
A judging panel will be nominated and selected for the IRAQPRENEURS Logo Design Competition to vote for the winning logo that will be announced by the end of the year.
On March 8th 2017, and on the occasion of the International Women’s Day, INNOVEST Middle East awarded Vital Voices Global Partnership the annual INNOVEST Passion Award for their VV GROW Fellowship Program in the MENA region. The VV GROW Fellowship initiative is a highly competitive one-year accelerator program for women owners of small- and medium-sized businesses. Through global and regional online and in-person interventions, the program includes customized business skills training, technical assistance, leadership development, and access to networks to grow their business and increase their leadership impact.
Alvin Allgood, Chief Operations Officer, and Malini Patel, Vice President of Economic Empowerment at Vital Voices Global Partnership, received the award on behalf of Vital Voices from Bassam Falah, Founder and Managing Director of INNOVEST Middle East. The awarding ceremony was held at the Vital Voices Global Partnership headquarters in Washington, DC.
The Web Summit is a global launch platform for the latest tech innovations; an event that attracts the whole tech world of entrepreneurs and business leaders. With more than 160 participating countries, more than 15,000 startups, and more than 50,000 attendees, the Web Summit is the biggest event of its kind in Europe.
ROI – the Brand Advocacy Agency within the INNOVEST investment portfolio – has been working on a breakthrough Reward & Incentive Program reaching out to a very important, yet untapped segment.
While most available R&I programs in the market focus on shoppers, customers, or consumers, the industry has missed reaching out to “influencers”, who happen to play a major role in driving your business’s push and pull strategies.
Sharaka – which means Partnership in Arabic – offers a task-based reward platform that ensures the alignment of influencers with your brand priorities, and encourages them to become brand ambassadors and drivers. Influencers differ from one industry or category to another. An influencer could be a retail floor salesperson in one industry, a pharmacist in another, a cash van salesperson, or could even be your merchandiser, your field promoter, your behind the counter agent, or your full list of staff.
Sharaka at Web Summit 2016
Sharaka Reward and Incentive platform was launched during the 2016 Web Summit, which took place between November 7th and 10th in Lisbon , Portugal.
Like most entrepreneurs, we had high expectations about our new innovative Sharaka solution, primarily driven by our passion for what we do. But the reaction from visitors, potential partners, as well as media exceeded our expectations and brought us to the realization that what we have developed is not just a Middle East need, but also a global one.
While preparations for an early 2017 launch in UAE, EGYPT, and SAUDI ARABIA are ongoing, the team is going through advanced discussions with regards to licensing the concept to potential business partners in key countries in Europe and Southeast Asia.
INNOVEST Middle East participated through its Founder and Managing Director – Bassam Falah – who spoke about the importance of Band Advocacy, and its exponential effect in our current digital era.
Achievements do not necessarily depend on the money we earn or the success we achieve at work or in business, but in the lives we touch and the positive change we bring around us.
We are proud to present 2015 INNOVEST Passion Award to Ms. Nadia Al Sayegh, the founder of Senses, a residential care center for children with special needs, and the only one that caters to the needs of those above 18 years of age.
For the past 10 years, and since the foundation of Senses back in 2005, Ms. Al Sayegh has succeed in shaping the lives of many children and their families in the UAE, driven by her passion and her genuine drive to make a difference
Mompreneur Rising is an 8 session and a pitch competition that is planned to empower females (in particular moms) with the tools and resources to ramp up their business, connect with like-minded community and gained expertise in planning, Strategy , Finance, Marketing, Fund raising and more .
INNOVEST Middle East to increase level of initiatives in Lebanon
Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) play an important role in the Lebanese economy and contribute substantially to income, output and employment. However, the political and security challenges Lebanon is facing has created a particularly tough climate for SMEs, with a reduction in demand and the surge in the costs due to increasing risk factors. However, Lebanon remains a leading Entrepreneurial market in the region, driven by its human capital, by a strong believe in its potentials, and by an array of successful stories of startups that started in Lebanon and grew to become regional and global organizations.
INNOVEST ME Management Team Meets President Michel Suleiman
On November 27th, 2015 INNOVEST management team represented by Bassam Falah – Founder and Managing Director and Maroun Najjar – Business partner at INNOVEST Middle East met President Michel Suleiman to explore potential areas to support the SME sector in Lebanon, being the growth engine of any economy. Discussion also tapped into the daily challenges of the Lebanese people, and INNOVEST Management shared thoughts on areas of support, and some information on a campaign being prepared for Lebanon.
INNOVEST ME Joins Hands With Vital Voices Global Partnership
INNOVEST ME has taken an active part in the MENA roll out of the VV Grow fellowship program, through leading on the Mobilizing Markets modules. Our participation was yet another step towards bringing further value to Entrepreneurs and SMEs in the region. The 5 days in-person VV Grow program was held in Dubai, at Marriott Marquis between the 19th and 23rd of October 2016, and exposed participants to a wealthy content of theory, operations, and best practice examples in the areas of Strategy, Finance, Marketing, Leadership, and Networking.
22 participants from across the MENA region participated in the program, each aiming to accelerate the growth of her business, through acquiring the tools and knowhow needed to take her business to the next level.
A networking reception was held on the evening of October 21st,with the presence of the fellow participants, VV Grow management team, Marriott Management team, INNOVEST management team, as well as invitees from leading multinational business organizations and Media representatives.
INNOVEST ventured into CORE FIT in October 2014. In exactly 1 year INNOVEST managed to turnaround the CORE FIT business, expanding its operations from 1 single location to a coalition of 32 leading centres in UAE alone.
Below is a self-Explanatory message from CORE FIT founder – Clifford Tindell
About Vital Voices Global Partnership
Vital Voices Global Partnership is the preeminent non-governmental organization (NGO) that identifies, trains and empowers emerging women leaders and social entrepreneurs around the globe, enabling them to create a better world for us all. Their mission is to identify, invest in and bring visibility to extraordinary women around the world by unleashing their leadership potential to transform lives and accelerate peace and prosperity in their communities.
The non-profit VV Global Partnership grew out of the a U.S. government Initiative that was established in 1997 by then-First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton and former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright following the United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing to promote the advancement of women.
About VV GROW Fellowship Program
The VV GROW Fellowship Program is a highly competitive one-year accelerator program that works with women business owners of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with a high potential for growth to take their businesses and leadership to the next level. The program supports approximately 60 women-owned enterprises in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), and the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), and Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), with a unique blend of online learning, in-person training, and tailored support services.
VV GROW Fellowship Program 2015 – MENA Region
Participants from across the Middle East and North Africa region will gather in Dubai between the 16th and 23rd of October to go through a week of in person training, workshops, and networking sessions.
INNOVEST ME is taking an active part in the MENA roll out, through leading on the Mobilizing Markets modules. Our participation is yet another step towards bringing further value to Entrepreneurs and SMEs in the region.
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An article by Bassam Falah – managing director of INNOVEST ME – in Capital Business Magazine.
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An article by Bassam Falah – managing director of INNOVEST ME – in Capital Business Magazine. The article taps into the different emotional states that accompany the entrepreneurial journey compared to the corporate one. To read the full article, follow the below link:
INNOVEST ME joins hands with CORE DIRECTION, First Health & Fitness center which provides a fresh approach to health & fitness in Dubai and across the UAE.
INNOVEST was appointed by the DBWC as their Think Tank Partner for the Ro’ya Initiative which supports Woman Entrepreneurs in the UAE.
The 2014 Ro’ya program ran for 9 months during which the Entrepreneurs went through training sessions to improve their business and management skills.
The Program was concluded with a Gala dinner in which winners were announced.
INNOVEST participates in the Dubai Knowledge Village training open week 2015.
INNOVEST business partner Moatassem Moatez lead a session about how SMEs and Entrepreneurs can build winning brands.
An interactive session providing participants with insights to: Attributes of successful brands, Benefits of having a strong brand, The Love Mark Concept etc.
ONE MORE CHALLENGE TO GO. As we promised always more to come, Brandz Factory is glad to announce the Brandz Factory Bites, The first Burger trailer in Erbil.
INNOVEST incorporated with Nestlé to host a workshop for Ro’Ya applicants in partnership with Dubai Chamber of Commerce
MABROUK is a Innovative shopper entertainment and sales driving solution that offers active Brands in the market the opportunity to increase their sales and build winning shopper-engagement experiences.MABROUK is a Free Scratch and Win game that you get when your buy any of the participating brands. Everyone is a winner!
Brandz Factory is now one of the preferred business partner for Auchan (one of the top hypermarkets in Erbil) for the garments & accessories department. Brandz Factory will source and provide Auchan all types of clothes, shoes & accessories.