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Facebook

Business Networking through Facebook

Thousands of women from Jordan and across the region have signed up to a business networking page on Facebook. By Dina Al Wakeel  Although networking Facebook page Women in Business was only created in March last year, it’s so far…

Parachute16

Parachute16 Works to Develop Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

After a series of ventures he founded failed to gain traction, Ghassan Halawa finally found success with an innovative consulting firm that offers help and advice to budding entrepreneurs, Parachute16. By Nada Atieh Photography by Ala’a Al Sukhny Ghassan Halawa’s…

public debt

Economic Optimism

The man steering Jordan’s economy is upbeat about what the coming months will bring after the government took steps to reduce its public debt and increase revenue.  By Dina al Wakeel The measures, which were guided by the International Monetary…

Assistive technologies

Assistive technology: this is a business worth hearing about!

A Jordanian firm specializing in assistive technologies for the deaf is finding demand for its products all over the world. By Nada Atieh According to the World Health Organization, almost 80 percent of the international deaf community can’t read or…

biotechnology

The business of biotechnology

Penelope Shihab is out to prove that Jordan can become a leading hub for scientific research in biotechnology and development. Penelope Shihab is the founder of MonoJo, the only biotechnology research firm in Jordan, and Skinue, an American skincare line…

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…

jordanians

Helping Fintech Flourish

The Central Bank of Jordan says it’s fast laying the groundwork for the creation of a cashless economy. By Dina al-Wakeel The Central Bank of Jordan  has issued several regulations in recent years to catch up with the ever-changing payment…

Entrepreneurship Envoy

America’s entrepreneurship ambassador believes startups hold the key to Jordan’s future prosperity. By Dina al-Wakeel Nina Vaca’s tech staffing company Pinnacle has been included on Inc. 5000’s list of fastest growing companies for over a decade now. It was also…

expedia

Tapping into Tourism

Like Microsoft and other major players in the global technology scene, Expedia has established a base in Jordan to serve its customers worldwide. By Dina al Wakeel Earleir this year, Expedia, the online hotel and flight-booking portal, announced it was…

Rasha al-Khateeb, Founder of MindShift Academy

Shifting Mindsets

Worried that Jordan’s education system was failing to fully prepare children for the demands of the modern world, Rasha al-Khateeb decided to launch MindShift Academy earlier this year. Rasha al-Khateeb is concerned Jordan’s youth risk being left behind if they…