Jordan has lost entrepreneurship pioneer Emile Cubeisy founder and managing partner of Silicon Badia, who sadly passed away at the vigorous younge age of 51. He was a proud Jordanian, an ecosystem builder for entrepreneurs and entrepreneurship in the country and wider Middle East region.
He was there from the founding days of entrepreneruship in Jordan. When the Young Entrepreneurs Association of Jordan was created, he was one of its builders, when venture funding was not even a word in the region, he created one along with his partners, when Oasis500 was launched he was there, when the new funding wave was launched in the region, he was there to launch Silicon Badia, and when entrepreneurs needed a committed mentor, he was always there.
Emile was a staunch believer in his work, full of passion, always focusing on impact for entrepreneurs wherever they are in the Arab region. He will be remembered as a pioneer, an entrepreneur, and a builder. Jordan and the Arab world has lost a good man, the entrepreneurship community has lost a dear friend and a staunch believer. May he rest in peace, his legacy will endure.
The Wamda team offers our deep heartfelt condolences to his family and friends.