Published: 2019-04-07 10:48
Last Updated: 2019-04-07 10:50
His Majesty King Abdullah, during a meeting with a group of Jordanian entrepreneurs on Saturday, stressed the importance of nurturing a culture of entrepreneurship and creativity, as well as supporting business incubators at universities and enterprises across the governorates.
The meeting, which took place on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum, young Jordanian entrepreneurs whose 27 start-ups were selected among the World Economic Forum’s 2019 list of top 100 Arab start-ups shaping the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
King Abdullah commended the achievements of Jordanian entrepreneurs, stressing that young Jordanians possess the skills and determination needed for success, and must be empowered with the right tools to execute their projects.
His Majesty pointed out that developing the entrepreneurship sector is an ideal solution to provide sustainable employment opportunities and promote the growth of Jordan’s economy.
Additionally, the King highlighted the importance of public-private partnerships in developing an ecosystem that supports entrepreneurship and innovation.
For their part, the entrepreneurs highlighted their experiences in establishing start-ups in the fields of medicine, smart phone applications, digital games, technology, agriculture, e-marketing and education.
Adviser to His Majesty and Director of the Office of His Majesty Manar Dabbas attended the meeting.