Launch Ceremony of ‘Entro for Kids’ Entrepreneurial Program

Launch Ceremony of ‘Entro for Kids’ Entrepreneurial Program Amman, Jordan, 4 November 2019: Under the patronage of H.E. Minister of Digital Economy and Entrepreneurship, Mothanna Gharaibeh, Entro Gate launched its ‘Entro for Kids’ entrepreneurial program, aimed at spreading the entrepreneurial culture among public and private school students, by training and providing them with entrepreneurial skills, and empowering them with various creativity and innovation tools. Entro Gate had previously signed an agreement with the Ministry of Education to implement the ‘Entro for Kids’ program over a period of five years, believing in the importance of nurturing an entrepreneurial generation capable of putting forward innovative ideas and transforming them into future investment projects that contribute to job creation, and thus, push the national economy forward. The program was launched at Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Knowledge Forum with the presence of Dr. Talal Abu-Ghazaleh and representatives of the Ministries of Digital Economy and Entrepreneurship, and Education, as well as a number of personalities and institutions working in entrepreneurship, representatives of the program’s success partners, and students of public and private schools. The ceremony began with a welcoming speech by the Executive Director of Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Knowledge Forum, followed by a speech by the CEO and founder of Entro Gate’s ‘Entro for Kids’ program, Samar Obeidat, in which she talked about the objectives of the program and the stages of its implementation in 2018-2019. Obeidat also announced the launch of the first business incubator for youth in Jordan, powered by The Tank, Umniah’s entrepreneurship and business incubator. In his speech, Dr. Talal Abu-Ghazaleh stressed that investment should be made in innovative minds, as invention and innovation are the greatest opportunity to further the national economy, praising the efforts of the Ministry of Digital Economy and Entrepreneurship in supporting entrepreneurship in information and communications technology (ICT). The success stories of students participating in the ‘Entro for Kids’ program were also highlighted. A panel discussion was held on the sidelines of the ceremony with the participation of delegates from the program’s success partners, notably the King Abdullah II Fund for Development (KAFD), The Tank by Umniah, the Ministry of Education, and Techworks, a Crown Prince Foundation Initiative. Umniah’s Corporate Communications Manager, Nicole Shahin, emphasized the importance of the ‘Entro for Kids’ program which seeks to develop creative thinking and entrepreneurial spirit among students at an early age, as well as train them in the applications and skills of entrepreneurship to be able to launch their own projects in the future. Shahin added that Umniah will provide spaces for activities related to the ‘Entro for Kids’ program, and full incubation services for some of the award-winning ideas of the program for one full year. Shahin stressed the role of The Tank, Umniah’s entrepreneurship and business incubator, in supporting Jordanian entrepreneurs and startups by providing them with unique incubation services and facilities to help them implement their ideas and turn them into viable projects. -End-