The Tank partners with Step Conference and Sponsors 13 Startups to attend step Anywhere Conference
September 8, 2020 – Amman, Jordan: The Tank, Umniah’s business incubator, partnered with Step Conference and sponsored the participation of 13 startups at the annual international STEP conference, a move that is in line with its continuous efforts to support entrepreneurs and to offer them opportunities for networking and access to financing. The conference, which was held virtually this year between August 24 and August 26 under the title ‘STEP Anywhere’, is the largest technology forum for startups and small and medium enterprises, attracting influential investors and figures from the Middle East’s technical and digital sphere.
This year, Step Anywhere activities were held virtually for the first time as a preventive measure against coronavirus (COVID-19), and delved into the latest trends and concepts in the fields of healthcare, education, finance, supply chain management, and digital media, which are considered as having enormous growth potential in view of the current global situation. Conference participants were granted exclusive access to virtual meetings with leading international consultants and investors, who offered their insight on the latest and most innovative developments.
Speaking about Umniah’s partnership with STEP Conference, CEO Ziad Shatara said, “Through the sponsorship and support from The Tank, 13 startups were able to attend the conference, giving them the opportunity to network and connect with important investors in the several fields of technology, which will hopefully lead to the expansion of their companies and partnerships in the future, eventually building a strong knowledge network around the world.” He also noted that the startups took part in a number of informative and investment-oriented meetings, in addition to attending seminars and workshops.
Shatara went on to add, “The Tank is a leading business incubator in the Arab world, recognized for providing entrepreneurs and startups with exceptional opportunities and integrated services that amplify their talents and stoke their creativity in the field of business entrepreneurship.” He explained that the incubator, as part of its strategic plan, maintains a number of regional and international partnerships with entities including Mobile World Congress, which is considered the largest platform in the world for communications and information technology as well as mobile phone company manufacturers.
The Tank startups that attended this year’s STEP conference included Kenda, Ghoorcom, POP, IVVEST, Fitely, Mercurian, Docsecure, Aver Solutions, Areeb, Anwan, Changecom, MedBank, and Karage.