What It Will Take for Kuwait to Find Its Entrepreneurial Groove

The State Department sent Jason Saltzman to the heart of the Middle East. What he found, in this documentary, was that entrepreneurship can change attitudes.

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By Jason Saltzman

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Late last year, the State Department sent me on the mission of my life: Go to the Middle East, such a hotbed of turmoil right now, and try to promote the benefits of entrepreneurship. It fit in with my life goal of spreading the benefits of a collaborative, supportive community that drives innovation, similar to what I started at AlleyNYC.

I had no idea what to expect. Entrepreneurship as a diplomatic tactic? Still, why not?

As I told my partners at Entrepreneur Media what I was doing, we began collaborating on an idea that would document this mission to the world. We decided to film the trip, which was bananas.

It is the first of what I hope to be many stories where the innovation, collaboration and forward-thinking nature of entrepreneurship can help change communities and lives.

Related: How Hard Is Entrepreneurship? Nothing Comes Easy.

Jason Saltzman

Startup Mentor, Entrepreneur, CEO of Alley

Jason Saltzman is a seasoned entrepreneur with a background in sales and marketing. Through his role as CEO of Alley and as a TechStars mentor, he advises hundreds of startups, offering real-life practical application and creative marketing advice.  

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