Amman, Jordan, 3 December 2019:
The Tank, Umniah’s business and entrepreneurship incubator, was the main sponsor of Global Entrepreneurship Week 2019, which was organized by Queen Rania Center for Entrepreneurship at Princess Sumaya University for Technology (PSUT), between 17 and 25 November.
The Tank and Global Entrepreneurship Week share the same goals, represented by the support and promotion of the culture of entrepreneurship and innovation among young people, creating a favorable and stimulating environment for the development of innovative ideas, and transforming them into successful income-generating projects which can bring about positive change in the society.
During Global Entrepreneurship Week 2019, The Tank hosted several activities and events that included a session on content creation with content expert Yazan Sawalha, which aimed at strengthening the relationship between entrepreneurs and their local communities, as well as building strong relationships through the development of an integrated strategy for social media, in addition to setting up an entrepreneurship mural on which entrepreneurs and startup owners wrote their own definition of the word “entrepreneurship”.
During a live talk on its Facebook page, Umniah hosted Hala Jaberi and Raad Klob, the creators of an innovative application for the early detection of Alzheimer's disease, as well as Mohammed Al-Shaker, founder of Arabia Weather and Chairman of the Jordan Entrepreneurship & Innovation Association (JEIA).
The Tank also organized, in collaboration with IBTECAR, an open day for innovation in the Internet of Things (IoT), which included a Hackathon competition in which around 20 projects and prototypes were presented by students and startup owners. The open day included a discussion session titled “IoT: Challenges and Opportunities”.
The movie ‘The Founder’, which tells the success story of famous fast-food restaurant chain McDonald’s and is considered one of the most inspiring stories in the world of entrepreneurship and innovation, was projected by The Tank as part of the Global Entrepreneurship Week 2019 activities.
Nicole Shahin, Umniah’s Corporate Communications Manager, said the company was proud to sponsor the Global Entrepreneurship Week, which is one of the most important events celebrating innovators and entrepreneurs who launched their own startups, turning their ideas into reality, leading economic growth and expanding the scope of useful social work. Shahin praised the efforts of Queen Rania Center for Entrepreneurship in organizing this week’s events and highlighting the role of Jordan in this field.
Shahin stressed the importance of entrepreneurship and startups in finding solutions to economic problems and moving the country to the digital economy, noting the efforts of Umniah and The Tank to support startups and provide them with a favorable and stimulating environment.
With its comprehensive and unprecedented array of incubation services for entrepreneurs and startups, The Tank has been able to conclude Arab and global agreements and partnerships that support its objectives and vision.
Mohammed Obeidat, Director of Queen Rania Center for Entrepreneurship, praised the role of The Tank and its official sponsorship of the Global Entrepreneurship Week, commending the incubator’s efforts to develop an entrepreneurial environment and support Jordanian entrepreneurs and startups.
Obeidat said that this sponsorship by The Tank supports the efforts of Queen Rania Center for Entrepreneurship which strives to put Jordan’s entrepreneurs on the global entrepreneurial map, creating more awareness about potential opportunities in technology startups, while learning about any innovative or unique business ideas and startups and giving Jordanian entrepreneurs specialized training, mentoring and service development to help them create, finance, manage, and expand their technology companies.
In conjunction with 170 countries around the world, Queen Rania Center for Entrepreneurship launched Global Entrepreneurship Week 2019 under the theme “Learn the Rules, Then Win” with 233 events, including workshops and activities held throughout Jordanian governorates, under four main themes: education, policies and laws, networking with supporting entrepreneurial institutions, and inclusiveness.