First Jordanian start-up expo to showcase 100 projects opens

Jordan Startup Expo kicks off October 19
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AMMAN — The first edition of the Jordan Startup Expo, for Jordan’s most innovative and emerging start-ups, started on Wednesday, bringing together entrepreneurs, top investors, and more than 100 Jordanian start-ups.اضافة اعلان

The exhibition, organized by The Future Event, connects innovative start-ups with the region’s leading cutting-edge solution providers, venture capital firms, angel investors, accelerators, and incubators in order to uncover technological solutions and software offered by start-ups through technologies of human resources, finance, commerce, and others.

The two-day expo is centered on four major fields: business development and performance, information and data technology, trademarks, and financing.

During the opening ceremony, Director of Investment and Entrepreneurship at the Digital Economy and Entrepreneurship Ministry Lisa Habashneh said Jordanian startups have been able to prove themselves regionally and globally through innovative work in fields such as mobile phone applications, e-trade, education technology, financial technology, health technology, media and design, and artificial intelligence, among others.

According to a ministry statement, she stated that the first investment fund was established in 1988, creating many successful partnerships.

A government decision issued in 2016 gave the information technology sectors exemptions and incentives, she noted, adding that the ministry had put in place the National Entrepreneurship Policy and strategic plan for 2021–2025 to support entrepreneurs in the Kingdom.

Enterprises in Jordan can today benefit from support programs offered by the Youth, Technology, and Employment Project, which facilitates business people’s reach to markets and digital skills, she added.

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