Despite the Dangers, This Founder Is Staying in War-Torn Syria to Help Entrepreneurs
Sami Ismail refuses to leave, wanting to instead continue supporting local entrepreneurs who are trying to succeed.
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Entrepreneurship is challenging in any context. But for Sami Ismail, it’s challenging in a way few others can understand: His company, Intellect Events, which puts on cultural, business and networking events for entrepreneurs, is based in Damascus, Syria. “We’re living in a war zone,” Ismail says.
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