Orange Jordan recently sponsored iPARK competition for entrepreneurship in Aqaba, which aims to encourage the entrepreneurial community in Aqaba in particular and Jordan in general, whereby Aqaba will become a proper working environment and business incubator for startup companies.
Through supporting this competition, Orange Jordan awarded the top three winners; Baha’a Al-Tayeh/HAKAYA HOME who came in the first place, Sajida Al Maraeyeh/S.A Shop in the second place, and Sharif Al Omari/Nabd company in the third place.
Orange Jordan’s support for the competition stems from its belief in enhancing the entrepreneurial environment in the Kingdom and encouraging youth to come up with innovative ideas that contribute to economic and social growth in the future, in addition to its keenness to be an active partner in events that encourage entrepreneurship in the Kingdom.
It is worth mentioning that Orange Jordan and iPARK have a strategic partnership, as iPARK is a member of the Steering Committee at Orange Jordan’s accelerator program, BIG. Through the program, it supports and develops the growth of startups to achieve more success in markets, as this support stems from Orange Jordan’s five-year corporate strategy, “Essentials 2020”, which reflects the company’s commitment to being an integrated and responsible telecommunications provider for achieving social and economic progress for all members of society.
iPARK was established in 2003, and has been at the forefront of national efforts to develop entrepreneurship and innovation through various support programs, including the iPARK incubator and the Intellectual Property Commercialization Office (IPCO). With its expansion and growth strategy, iPARK has extended its operations and enhanced its business as an incubator, in addition to being a provider for incubation facilities, including the management of iPARK @ KHBP at King Hussein Business Park in Amman, iPARK @ KHBP, iPARK @ ShamalStart to serve the governorates of Irbid and Al Mafraq, and iPARK @ Aqaba to serve Aqaba. iPARK today has a unique position as an incubator for startups and aims through its activities, to achieve economic development, create jobs and support innovation and entrepreneurship.