Published: 2021-10-11 10:19
Last Updated: 2021-10-22 00:34
Orange Jordan concluded the 8th season of “BIG by Orange," the startups growth accelerator program, as five startups graduated from the program in an online event attended by the CEO of Orange Jordan, Thierry Marigny, members of the steering committee and media representatives.
The graduate startups of season 8 are Tanda, a platform for financial solutions, BOB for business e-commerce solutions, Accessible Jordan for services that enhance inclusion of persons with disabilities, ION, a network and app for electric vehicles and Ship Cash for integrated logistic financial solutions.
CEO of Orange Jordan, Thierry Marigny, congratulated the graduates of the program, affirming that the 8th season of BIG reflects the company’s commitment as a responsible digital leader to empower and support the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Jordan.
Marigny noted that the startups offer solutions that cater to society’s needs, contribute to economic development and enhance the role of innovative youth in finding job opportunities and establishing feasible projects.
Deputy Chief PR, CSR and Corporate Communication, Eng. Rana Al- Dababneh, thanked the program’s steering committee members while highlighting the importance of BIG as a sustainable program under Orange Jordan's corporate social responsibility strategy, as the program offers mentorship, financial, technical, marketing and media support, as well as networking opportunities.
Eng. Al-Dababneh stated that this season was special thanks to BIG partnering with Changelabs, a leading accelerator in the region, to run the 8-month program, allowing startups in early stages to access the international entrepreneurial community, mentors, and coaches, in addition to Orange Jordan's supporting startups to participate in “Viva Technology," one of the biggest entrepreneurial
The steering committee comprises the Managing Director of AB Ventures, Faisal Hakki, General Manager of Roya TV, Fares Sayegh, Executive Director of iPARK, Omar Hamarneh, Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors of Information and Communications Technology Association - Jordan ([email protected]), Eng. Nidal Bitar, CEO of Oasis500, Lama Fawaz, and from Orange Jordan, CEO, Thierry Marigny, Chief Enterprise Officer, Sami Smeirat, Chief Consumer Market Officer, Naila Al Dawoud and Digital, Data, Innovation and Money Chief Officer, Wilfried Yver.