Mowgli Quarterly Newsletter July - September 2015 
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UK Lebanon Tech Hub and Mowgli Foundation Partner to provide Mentoring Support to Lebanese Entrepreneurs
The Mowgli Foundation and the UK Lebanon Tech Hub, an initiative between Banque du Liban and the British Embassy in Lebanon, have signed an agreement to train 24 selected professionals through Mowgli’s Mentor Training programme. Those professionals will act as mentors for the UK Lebanon Tech Hub International Accelerator programme companies. The mentoring relationship will provide entrepreneurs with access to business and life mentorship for an entire year. More
Mowgli Partners with King Abdullah II Fund for Development for a Second Time to Offer Mentoring for Social Entrepreneurs

Mowgli has partnered with the King Abdullah II Fund for Development (KAFD) to offer mentoring to 10 social entrepreneur finalists taking part in the King Abdullah II Award for Youth Innovation and Achievement program (KAAYIA). This is the second partnership between Mowgli and KAFD since 2013, which sees the training of mentors to offer mentoring support for their award winning and finalist social entrepreneurs. More
New Trustees Appointed to the Mowgli Foundation Board

Mowgli appoints and welcomes three new Trustees to the Board; Professor David Clutterbuck author, management thinker and founder of David Clutterbuck Partnership, Philippe Vogeleer, Executive of Vodafone Group and Martin Bury, Vice President of Capital Guidance.
These appointments have been made as part of our ongoing efforts to upgrade our mentoring offering and expand our impact on entrepreneurial ecosystems across the Middle East and North Africa region through effective governance and mentoring. More
Kathleen Bury, Mowgli's CEO talks about Mentoring being a Key to Economic Empowerment in the Middle East

Kathleen Bury, Mowgli’s CEO kicks off her monthly presence in Executive Women, a MENA focused magazine that highlights inspiring and innovative women entrepreneurs, with an article focused on  "Mentoring: the Key to Economic Empowerment in the Middle East".  More
Wamda highlights growing need for and realisation of how mentoring significantly supports the success of entrepreneurs in gaining access to much needed financial resources 
Wamda’s recent report: Exploring Trends and Challenges to Scale for Startups in Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon and the UAE highlights the continuing development of the region’s entrepreneurial ecosystem as well as the need for mentoring. More
Mowgli Alumni in the Spotlight
Mowgli Entrepreneur and Founder of BasharSoft, Ameer Sherif celebrates securing Egypt’s largest funding round, led by several European venture capital firms for his recruitment platform Wuzzuf. The start-up closed a Series A round of funding worth $1.7 million from Sweden-based Vostok New Ventures and UK-based Piton Capital, in addition to previous investment from 500 Startups and Endure Capital. read more
Mowgli Entrepreneur, Mostafa Farahat’s Eqypt-based start-up Nafham, was among six projects to win the 2015 WISE Awards. Nafham is an online educational resource designed with educational videos to compliment Egypt’s public school curriculum; engaging with students and supporting their learning. The six innovative education projects were selected from a pool of 15 finalists for their creative approach to learning and education in addition to their positive impact on society. more
Mowgli Entrepreneur and Founder/CEO of ReserveOut, Khalil Shadid, is gaining recognition across the region for his online reservation platform. He is featured in Entrepreneur Middle East Magazine discussing their journey, acquisitions, expansions and more. ReserveOut was also listed as one of three highlights in ‘what’s trending in ME tech’ last more  
Mowgli Mentor, Ahmad Fares, who is currently participating in the Mowgli-IDEAL mentoring program in Beirut, Lebanon, volunteered his time to deliver a business-planning workshop for all the Mowgli-IDEAL participants and their business partners at the American University of Beirut. We would like to take this opportunity to thank Ahmed Fares for his dedication to the project and its participants.
Mowgli Entrepreneur, Moufid Hamid, founder of MAPIA Agriculture celebrates being shortlisted for the African Entrepreneurship Award 2015. The next stage takes place this month when Moufid will be pitching in front of a jury and the winners will be announced. Moufid was also selected to join the Cluster Solaire incubator in Casablanca in June. Moufid has thanked his Mowgli Mentor, Mohamed Aimad Bougdif, for his continuous support.
Mowgli in the Spotlight - Events
Past Events:
  • Mowgli-IDEAL Participants arranged a visit to the mim Museum - 11th July 2015
  • Mowgli-IDEAL Mentor delivered a Business Planning workshop for IDEAL participants and their business partners - 29th August 2015
  • Mowgli-OCP program Alumni Meetup, Khouribga, Morocco – 17th September 2015
  • Mowgli-OCP program Alumni Meetup, Safi, Morocco – 18th September 2015
  • Lafarge-Mowgli Closing Ceremony, Cairo, Egypt – 29th September 2015
  • IDEAL Refresher and Jam - Beirut, Lebanon - 24th October 2015
Future Events:
  • Saudi British Business Council - London, UK – 27th October 2015
  • Entreprenergy Summit - Beirut, Lebanon - 31st October more
  • Mowgli-OCP Project Closing Ceremony - Marrakech, Morocco - 3rd November 2015
  • HR Summit & Expo 2015 - Dubai, UAE - 16th - 18th November more
  • Global Entrepreneurship Week - MENA - 16th - 22nd November more
Mentoring for Impact
“I still see my mentor regularly and have hugely benefited from the Mowgli programme on both a personal and professional level. Michael is a great sounding board for what I'm doing and really to chat to about work, life and everything! It's so helpful having someone to sound things out with who is available to offer a totally unbiased opinion and fresh perspective.” Catherine Joliffe, Entrepreneur, UK 2012
“My motivation for participating in the Mowgli program was helping people to find and develop their capacities and capabilities - particularly the ones they were not aware of, as I love linking people and ideas. I was also interested in learning about different regional business perspectives. Working with Mazin helped me to approach my own professional challenges in a more creative way. Not only have a learned new skills but I feel I have made a difference in society.” Shereen Allam, Mentor, Jordan
Mowgli Learning Corner

Simon Sinek: How Great Leaders Inspire Action 

Patrick Cook-Deegan: How to Forge a Mentoring Relationship 

The Exit Pitch: How I Hid Behind a Curtain to Meet Eric Schmidt
It’s not Casual Dating, It’s a Marriage: Building Human-Centric Businesses for the Future

The Intern - Official Trailer [HD]
The Intern - A movie about Mentorship 
Inside Mowgli
New team member
Nour Radi Al Gharibeh has joined the Mowgli team as an Outreach Officer. Nour is based out of Mowgli’s Jordan office and is supporting the operations and outreach team to further connect and engage with the regionally based Mowgli Family Network Alumni, as well as supporting the business development team to look for further funding opportunities so that we can continue training mentors to support more and more entrepreneurs 
Mowgli’s headquarters have moved! 
Mowgli’s UK team began Q4 in their new office in St. Nicholas House in the heart of Bristol, UK. There is nothing like a new office space to bring an air of a new chapter 
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