Information Technology Association of Jordan (INTAJ), in partnership with the Ministry of Digital Economy and Entrepreneurship, held an interactive session to introduce the “Jordan Growth Programme (Businesses Development),” carried out within the ministry’s Youth, Technology and Jobs Project funded by the World Bank.
The program aims to support the efforts of digital and digitally enabled companies seeking to develop their business and secure new contracts in new local, regional and international markets (Gulf Cooperation Council GCC countries, Europe, China, India, the United States), through similar grants of up to $100 thousand to cover up to 50% of the cost of business development plans, according to INTAJ press statement on Wednesday.
Speaking during the event, INTAJ executive director, Nidal Bitar, said the session aims to familiarize the IT companies and the telecom sector with Jordan Growth Programme’s details and answer any relevant inquiries.
For his part, Ra’ed Mdanat, Director of Digital Business Sector Development in the “Youth, Technology and Jobs” Project, said the programme aims to develop Jordanian companies and help them secure new contracts “quickly” and provide new job opportunities for Jordanians.
Explaining the conditions and criteria to obtain a grant, Mdanat said the beneficiary business should be a digital or digitally enabled company that has operated for at least 1 year, contracted job opportunities and sales for a 3 to 6 month period, has a training program for newly appointed employees and a proven track record in launching startups.
Source: Jordan News Agency