A 3-day International Mentoring Programme 2020 in Africa and Europe!


An opportunity to measure your business, expand and become part of an international network of change-makers and disruptors, receive dedicated, ongoing mentoring from experts around the world for 8 months, create global partnerships, explore new markets and take part in two deep-dive bootcamps in Germany & Egypt throughout 2020.

This programme is open to growth-stage technology businesses in the European and the Pan-African regions that empower women in tech, whether through their teams, products or initiatives.

The Hub71 Incentive Program awards startups with subsidized housing, an office space and health insurance as follows:

100% subsidy for Seed Stage Startups:

  • 2 – 5 people
  • $100k – $500k of capital raised Incentive for 2 years

50% subsidy for Emergent Stage Startups:

  • Up to 25 people
  • $500k or more capital raised Incentive for 3 years

Companies that will be considered for the incentive program should meet the following criteria:

  • Be high-growth tech companies
  • Target a large user base or potential pool revenue
  • Provide transformative technologies or business modelsSecured VC funding in the last three years

The Asfari Foundation is a British grant-making charity set up by Ayman and Sawsan Asfari in 2006. The Foundation focuses its efforts in the Levant and UK, with particular attention to the situation of the Syrian diaspora.

Through its grant-making programmes, the Foundation invests in, and supports the sustainability of, a resilient and empowered civil society infrastructure and innovative youth, who can collectively lead a transformational positive change in their communities and countries.


Together with its valued partners, the Foundation is determined to realise its vision for a just world where people have equal opportunities to transform their lives, invest in their communities, and shape the future of their countries.


The Delegation of the European Union to Jordan is seeking proposals for the call for proposals "Innovate Jordan", financed under the new programme "Innovation for Enterprise Growth and Jobs".

The global objective of ‘Innovate Jordan’ programme is to contribute to positioning private sector innovation as the main driver of inclusive economic development.


This will be achieved by increasing the depth and coherence of the enterprise and innovation ecosystem through three distinct and complementary lots:

  • Lot 1: SME Growth Factory
  • Lot 2: Centre(s) of Excellence
  • Lot 3: Open Innovation Hub.


The specific objective(s) of 'Innovate Jordan' are:

  • For Lot 1: to create or develop an ‘SME Growth Factory’ that helps existing innovative high growth potential enterprises to scale and grow.

  • For Lot 2: to support the development of (a) sector Centre(s) of Excellence that boost the competitiveness of high growth and innovation potential sector(s) by facilitating access to innovation inputs.

  • For Lot 3: to support the establishment of an Innovation Hub that promotes and strengthens the innovation culture and facilitates innovation demand and supply matchmaking.

As part of the mandate of the Jordanian Action for the Development of Enterprises Project (JADE) four entrepreneurial and start-up support entities are being supported for a capacity building program designed to better serve selected entrepreneurs and start-ups. The incubators partnering with the project are the most prominent in Jordan, and are able to support innovative start-ups to move from ideation to implementation stages, harnessing the best of their abilities, in order to enable them to receive follow on support and grow their businesses.


Through the incubators, the project will support up to 60 innovative startups with development opportunities in order to improve their technical and business capacity. As a result, it is expected the startups will increase their sales and exports, maximize productivity, and create new employment opportunities within the enterprise and entrepreneurial ecosystems.

Jordan has exerted conscious efforts toward cultural activities along with other areas of nation building.
The Cultural Grant Aid of Japan was introduced to Jordan in 1981 to further expand the field of the partnership between the two countries.


Since then, Japan granted a total amount of 848.9 million yen (approx. 5,865 thousand JD, as of FY 2005), for twenty one projects, which play an important role in the promotion of cultural, educational and sports activities.


One of the most popular projects of the Aid is a planetarium at Haya Culture Center, Amman. Many school kids learn and enjoy astronomical presentation every day.


Japan’s cultural grant has also contributed to human development in Jordan. The Embassy donated Language laboratories three times to the University of Jordan, where the future generation of Jordan learn foreign language for development of their own country.


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