(MENAFN- Muscat Daily) Muscat- Startup Oman (www.startupoman.om), founded by Daud Foundation, the sultanate's only online platform created by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs and the designated chapter of Startup Grind in Oman, hosted Startup Grind on Sunday.
Featured on Startup Grind's stage was Mona Ataya, the founder of Mumzworld, arguably the most successful online search engine for jobs in the Middle East, is now working to disrupt the well-ingrained retail space in the Middle East with the goal of assisting mothers with their maternity, infant and childcare product needs.
Mona started her career at Procter & Gamble, Cincinnati, US, at the age of 20 years after graduating with a dual honors degree in marketing and finance. She grew in the company and climbed the leadership ladder until 2000 when she started her entrepreneurial journey as the VP of marketing and co-founder of Bayt.com - a concept that soon proved to be a truly revolutionary one in the region and is today the largest and most recognised recruitment site for the MENA region.
Over 50 entrepreneurs, students and young professionals joined the event at Innovation Factory space in Knowledge Oasis to hear Mona's story to entrepreneurship. Sharing the biggest lessons she's learned in business through Bayt.com and Mumzworld, Mona said, 'The number one lesson is that great teams build great businesses. This can never be said enough times. Secondly, always keep the consumer in mind. Everything you do should be based on the customer's need.
'If you constantly ask yourself which consumer need can I fulfill, not what competitor can I beat, you won't have to worry about competition. Lastly, keep your vision on capital, because without that, your company can't grow.'
Startup Oman co-founder Ali Daud, said, 'We are thrilled to feature an experienced entrepreneur such as Mona on the Startup Grind stage. Her experience showcases how to succeed in developing solutions for problems all mothers face, and doing it in a way which highlights impact of her business.
'We hope that her story will inspire Omani entrepreneurs, especially females, to develop solutions that will solve the problems they face by filling true gaps in the market.'
Startup Grind (www.strartupgrind.com) is a global entrepreneurial community made up of 400,000 entrepreneurs in 200 cities and 85 countries around the world. Founded by Derek Anderson in Silicon Valley, Startup Grind educates, inspires and connects entrepreneurs around the globe.
Startup Grind was hosted by Innovation Factory as the event partner and Wadi Accelerator as the exclusive sponsor.
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