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23/09/2019 10:40 AM
Jordan
 
8/4/2019

 Gharaibeh meets the youth and startup representatives at ZINC




Zain Innovation Platform (ZINC) hosted in its main branch at King Hussein Business Park, the Minister of Digital Economy and Entrepreneurship

Speaking at a session during which Zain Jordan CEO Fahad Al-Jassem, in the presence of a group of youth and startups, Al-Gharaibeh talked about the tasks of the Ministry of Digital Economy and Entrepreneurship, which was translated as a translation of the need for a government body concerned with the digital economy and entrepreneurship, which is in line with global development. The ministry's tasks are four main axes: access to finance, markets and competencies, in addition to access to the appropriate legislative environment, where he pointed to the need to pay adequate attention to the ways of economic growth, which is represented in the digital infrastructure, praising the He stressed the importance of the availability of digital skills and praised the Jordanian youth capacities which he called (raw materials) which should be invested and developed.

Gharaibeh said that Jordan needs digital leadership that needs skills and platforms as it needs infrastructure. He said that platforms are an essential part of the digital economy. He also touched on digital financial services and their importance for financial inclusion.

Al-Gharaibeh discussed with young people the challenges facing entrepreneurs and startups, such as the difficulties they face in registering startups, issuing licenses for occupations and social security.He stressed that the ministry is currently studying these challenges to come up with appropriate solutions.

Gharaibeh revealed the upcoming plans and programs that are underway, which include financing, marketing through more market access, skills training programs, as well as programs related to legislative reform.

He urged young people to be more creative and to create projects and come up with innovative ideas that represent solutions to existing problems, to make their projects attractive to investors, as the road in the world of entrepreneurship is not easy, but depends on competition where creativity imposes itself.

Al-Gharaibeh pointed to the existence of a database of Jordanian startups at the ministry, which currently includes 700 startups, collected by the ministry from various business incubators and entrepreneurs in the Kingdom. Permanent with the Ministry, which keeps them informed about any investment opportunities attracted by the Ministry or any activities of interest to them.

At the end of the session, Al-Gharaibeh answered the youth's queries and listened to their suggestions regarding startups and the entrepreneurial environment in the Kingdom.​

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