Category: Features

iMENA

iMENA: What it Takes to Stay Ahead in Tech

Since it was set up in 2009, the iMENA Group has invested in and operated a diverse array of online and mobile businesses. Some of these ventures have gone on to become household names around the region, such as online…

Thinking Critically

Education: Thinking Critically

Which challenge should be considered the most vital and pressing given the current circumstances the region finds itself in? This question was posed to an audience at last month’s WEF meeting in Jordan. Most voted that reform was most needed…

Primus

Primus Primed

When Amer Nasereddin returned to Jordan in 1996 upon completing his studies at the University of Washington in Seattle, he quickly spotted a chance to put his business administration degree to good use. “I realized there were particular gaps in…

Jordan

Jordan Investment Commission

The Jordan Investment Commission (JIC), management and team, fully comprehend the magnitude of the responsibilities that we have been entrusted with, the challenges that need to be addressed, and the opportunities that must be seized. With the combination of our…

The Journal

The Journal: Jordan, Welcoming the World

Click the link to check out The Journal in full: As the Jordan Investment Commission (JIC) continues to work on reducing bureaucratic red tape and facilitating reforms, there has been a greater interest to invest in Jordan. With the implementation…

tax

A Taxing Question

Jordan’s punitive and convoluted tax system is harming its economic prospects. By Laith Qassem A recent study by To-Excel Consulting found the active number of taxpayers in Jordan declined from 292,744 in 2009 to 208,271 in 2012. The mix of…

Rasha Manna, the Managing Director of Endeavor Jordan on challenges facing startups

Start up Jordan

Rasha Manna, the managing director of the entrepreneur support group Endeavor Jordan, lays out the challenges facing the Kingdom’s startups, and what it takes to overcome them. The one major difficulty Endeavor faces in Jordan is pipeline—finding companies that meet…

The World Economic Forum (WEF)

The WEF Spotlights Startups

The World Economic Forum rolls into town this month with the aim of recognizing the region’s most promising startups. American research and advisory firm Gartner has called it the “Nexus of Forces,” which is when social, mobile, cloud and information…

CrossFit Quicksand

CrossFit Quicksand: The Business of Fitness

Gyms dedicated to CrossFit, an intense new exercise craze that mixes together different workout styles, are appearing all over Jordan. One of the first to establish itself was CrossFit QuickSand, which was set up by a group of savvy entrepreneurs…