QRCE unveils 2nd phase of plan
Amman, August 28, 2010
Queen Rania Centre for Entrepreneurship (QRCE), a non-profit organization which helps develop technology entrepreneurship in Jordan, has launched the second phase of its strategic plan for the years 2010-2015.
The plan will focus more on supporting various and the growing needs of Jordanian technology entrepreneurs.
“QRCE will be moving to the second phase of its strategic plan. Our focus now is on launching a new initiative that includes four programmes and over 12 fully integrated components that will help to create a technology ecosystem to support innovation in Jordan,” said Farhan Kalaldeh, QRCE executive director.
Kalaldeh illustrated that the upcoming stage will focus on four key areas.
These include a networking programme to help Jordanian technology entrepreneurs exchange experience and knowledge and a programme to create more awareness on potential opportunities in technology startups and recognize innovative and outstanding technology business ideas and startups.
It will also have an investment programme to help Jordanian technology entrepreneurs seeking funding for their startups at seed and early stages, in addition to a capacity building and support programme to provide Jordanian technology entrepreneurs with specialised training, mentoring and support services to help them establish, fund and manage their companies.
“During the past few years, by organizing national competitions, workshops and conferences and events, QRCE managed to promote the entrepreneurial culture in Jordan,” Kalaldeh noted.
He added: “The efforts started in 2005 by QRCE and other organizations are now paying off, we have more and more university students and faculty members participating in competitions and training programs, more startups are established every year, a new generation of entrepreneurs is emerging.” – TradeArabia News Service