The Queen Rania Center for Entrepreneurship at Princess Sumaya University for Technology announced the winners of the national stage of the Entrepreneurship World Cup, where 12 entrepreneurs participated in the final round. This announcement coincides with the preparations for launching the 12th annual Global Entrepreneurship Week in Jordan.
The Decapolis team won first place to qualify for the global final stage. The iForce team and the Sager team came in second and third place respectively. The winning teams will be provided with all the services available at the QRCE's Innovation Lab. They are also among the qualifiers for the final stage of the next edition of the Queen Rania National Entrepreneurship Competition, in case they have not previously entered.
More than 150,000 participants from more than 200 countries will participate, in order to reach the largest possible number of entrepreneurs, who wish to enter the business world in the future, or who wish to develop their business to achieve faster growth. On the local level, more than 240 projects were submitted to the competition, of which 124 projects fulfilled the admission requirements and made it successfully through the judging stages.
The Executive Director of the QRCE, Mohammad Obeidat, expressed his pride in the Jordanian youth for the ideas they put forward to develop and accelerate the wheels of the economy. He stated that these competitions aim to change the life path of participating entrepreneurs, and provide them with the tools and resources to help them at various stages. They have access to a global network of mentors through an accelerator program.
The Entrepreneurship World Cup is the largest and first tournament of its kind in the world. It is organized by the Prince Mohammed Bin Salman Charity Foundation, "Misk Charity", represented by the Misk Global Forum initiative in partnership with the Global Entrepreneurship Network (GEN). The aim is to encourage entrepreneurs from the idea stage to the growth stage, and to help all participants launch, enhance and expand their projects.
Jordan's participation in the competition is not limited to demonstrating the Kingdom’s innovation capabilities in the field of technology in front of the participants and attendees of the competition from all over the world, but also highlights the Jordanian enthusiasm for working as a team.