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Zafer Younis

Venture Partner
500 Startups
MENA Geek

Zafer Younis is a marketing specialist who is paving new ways for companies to connect with their consumers in the digital space. He is a venture Partner at 500 Startups. He is also the co-founder of The Online Project where his team develops and executes social media strategies for Fortune 500 companies and high profile organizations operating in the Middle East and North Africa.

At the age of 23, Zafer co-founded his first company: Modern Media, LTD, a Jordanian media house that owns and operates two popular radio stations, including the award winning radio station Play 99.6, which received recognition from the US-based National Association for Broadcasters in 2007. In 2014 Modern Media was acquired by D&C Electronics, one of the regions leading media conglomerates.

Zafer is actively involved in several charity and non-profit organizations. In 2009, he joined the board of New Think Theater, a TED-like forum for the Middle East; he advises the board of the Jordan River Foundation, a sustainable charity organization headed by Queen Rania that provides economic opportunities for women and children; he served on the Board of Directors for the Jordan Festival in 2010. He is an advisor to many startups as he serves on the Mentorship Network of Oasis500, the Middle East’s premier seed investment program.

Specialties: Marketing, Communications, Social Networking, Social Media, Startups,

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