Start-Ups Create Markets in the Middle East

A growing number of start-ups are popping up across the Middle East and North Africa, sparking innovation and creating new opportunities in the region. IFC and the World Economic Forum are bringing 100 of them to participate in the WEF meeting taking place this week in Jordan. 

Watch some of these entrepreneurs talk about their experiences:


Sana Hawasly, co-founder of Daraty.

Philip Bahoshy, founder and CEO of MAGNiTT.

Ayman Arandi , Co-Founder of Iris Solutions.

Charlie El Khoury, Co-Founder of NAR, Next Automated Robot.

Fadi Ghandour, Executive Chairman of Wamda ومضة Capital.

Loulou Khazen Baz, founder of

Press Conference with WEF Co-Chairs.

Philippe Le Houérou, Chief Executive Officer of IFC.