Author Archives: Venture Staff

Nestrom

Agri-Tech Firm Nestrom plans Growth with Seed Funding

Jordanian agri-tech startup Nestrom has secured undisclosed amounts of seed funding from 500 Startups, Wamda Capital, Propeller Inc, Agrimatco, and several other angel investors. The funding will be used for product development and penetrating new markets in the region, said…

traffic rights

Traffic Rights Dispute Grounds Air Arabia Ambitions

The CEO of low-cost carrier Air Arabia says a traffic rights dispute has grounded the ambitions of its Jordanian subsidiary. By Nada Atieh When it first began flying from its hub at Queen Alia International Airport in 2015, Air Arabia…

Gear to Help You Reach Your New Year Resolution

You’re more likely to keep that New Year resolution to get in shape with the help of this cutting edge workout gear.                   Fitbit Ionic www.fitbit.com After years developing fitness trackers, Fitbit…

Royal Jordanian (RJ)

Royal Jordanian Offers Staff Voluntary Redundancy

Royal Jordanian is offering its staff voluntary redundancy as part of the airline’s ongoing efficiency drive. The airline said in statement that it had struck a deal with the General Union for Air Transport allowing employees to “obtain a voluntary…

workers

Valuing Workers Wherever They’re From

We must not forget that migrant workers and refugees have much to contribute to Jordan’s economy.  By Patrick Daru On December 18, the world marked International Migrants Day–a moment to celebrate the contributions of migrant workers to our economies and…

ryanair

Low Cost Giant Ryanair Launches European Routes to Jordan

Europe’s biggest low-cost carrier, Ryanair, will launch its first flights to Jordan with 14 routes in total to Amman and Aqaba airports in March. The new routes are expected to deliver almost 500,000 customers as Ryanair expands its operation in…

Reevaluating the Grey Economy for Refugees

The ILO and the Syrian Conflict: Finding Working Solutions

Even though the Syrian conflict seems to be finally drawing to a close, the UN’s International Labour Organization believes it will be dealing with the human fallout of the fighting for years to come.  By Dina al-Wakeel Since the eruption…

Retail Report

Azadea Group’s deputy chief says the Middle East’s retail scene is changing fast, with consumers becoming ever more sophisticated and demanding. Beirut-based Azadea Group owns the regional franchise rights for a host of big name retail and restaurant brands, such…

waragami

Waragami: Recipient of EY Entreprepreneur Award

Laith Abu Taleb and Aysha Salman managed to fulfil most people’s dreams by turning a hobby into a full-time job, Waragami. During their time at university together, both Abu Taleb and Salman enjoyed the Japanese art of paper folding, origami,…