Orange Jordan sponsors National Youth Entrepreneurship Competition 2021

(Photo: Handout from Orange Jordan)
AMMAN — Orange Jordan sponsored the National Youth Entrepreneurship Competition 2021, held annually by Entro Gate company within the Young Entrepreneur program.اضافة اعلان

The competition aims to enhance entrepreneurship and innovation skills of school students aged 12-17, provide them with the necessary tools to come up with innovative ideas and turn them into projects, support them in choosing entrepreneurship instead of a traditional career path to build a generation that creates job opportunities instead of searching for them.

The annual competition for the year 2021 is held in partnership with the Ministry of Education/ Department of Vocational Education and Production, Ministry of Digital Economy and Entrepreneurship, Crown Prince Foundation (CPF)/ TechWorks, Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Knowledge Forum and Al Amal Al Amer initiative, in addition to Oxfam and the European Union.

More than 5,468 students and 77 schools across 12 governorates in the Kingdom joined the entrepreneurship training program through the Young Entrepreneurs Platform, the first Arab platform for teaching youth entrepreneurship skills and providing them with innovation tools by establishing entrepreneurship clubs in their schools and integrating entrepreneurship into the educational system.

The participants went through five main stages, the first was “launching ideas” focusing on the concepts of entrepreneurship and innovation, problem analysis and the community need for innovative ideas, second, “building a business model”, third, “building a prototype” as TechWorks, a CPF initiative, offered workshops about design thinking and its role in building a prototype. In the fourth and fifth stages, participants developed marketing plans for their projects to prepare for the semi-final competition.

Across different governorates, 54 entrepreneurial ideas qualified for the semi-final competitions, within the National Youth Entrepreneurship Competition 2021, held by Entro Gate, sponsored by Orange Jordan, the exclusive telecom sponsor. The ideas will compete in the semi-final stage through the challenge platform of the Young Entrepreneurs platform.

The challenge platform will provide teams with an opportunity to present their ideas to the public vote, in addition to the evaluation of the projects by a committee of experts, as the total marks of each team are calculated at 30% for the public vote and 70% for the evaluation of the judging committee. The winning teams will qualify for the final competitions to be celebrated at the closing ceremony and win prizes of JOD 2000 granted by Orange Jordan to support them in developing the projects.

Deputy Chief PR, CSR and Corporate Communication Officer, Eng. Rana AlDababneh confirmed that the company’s sponsorship of the Youth Entrepreneurship Competition comes in line with Orange’s commitment to supporting the entrepreneurship ecosystem in the kingdom, which constitutes one of the pillars of its corporate social responsibility and efforts to help youth launch their projects through sustainable programs, competitions, networking opportunities and active partnerships.