Amman, Jordan – NeuroTech, a startup that addresses the issue of energy controlling, captured first prize at the national finals of the Entrepreneurship World Cup competition held and hosted by Zain Innovation Campus (ZINC) recently in Amman, Jordan, with the collaboration of Queen Rania Center for Entrepreneurship.
Omar Asa’d, Founder of NeuroTech, captured the first prize and advanced to the next round of the global competition against national winners from 200 countries.
“Our innovative solutions touch the critical global challenges with a delicate balance with humanitarian, social, and financial aspects.” Said Omar Asa’d. “We thank ZINC for being our first success step, and their unlimited support when we won the Jordan Energy Hackathon in 2020. Now, we thank ZINC again for holding the national Entrepreneurship World Competition (EWC) and for supporting the entrepreneurship atmosphere for Jordan. Ultimately, we thank EWC for granting entrepreneurs such international opportunities toward their future.”
NeuroTech is an innovative energy controller that assists refugees in camp settings where the electricity access is extremely limited. NeuroTech’s team participated in the energy hackathon and energy digitization challenge by Norway and Germany, respectively, and got first place in both.
In preparation for the EWC Global Finals, Omar Asa’d will participate in an acceleration program which features virtual training and one-to-one mentoring targeted to their company’s current stage and growth trajectory.
NeuroTech emerged victorious from a pool of 80 contestants who applied – each receiving access to free virtual training services and up to $25,000 in perks to help them take their venture to the next level.
Other finalists at EWC Jordan included:
Safi from Amman, Co- founded by Abdullah Ahmad Al-Ghwairi and Aziz Alsajdi, which is a user-centric platform, with auto-generated content from users with a quality control system. Safi leverages gamification techniques along with creating awareness about the environmental impact of studying on digitized content, and enables content uploaders to donate a part of their revenue for non-profit organization and institutions.
DAR Ali from Amman, founded by Ali Al Sheikh, is a leading Projects Intelligence platform supporting developers, consultants, contractors and suppliers to promote their services and win more contracts.
DAR Ali provides detailed information for professionals at all levels of the construction value chain with stage by stage progress update including Running Projects, Tenders, Companies & Products
Judges for the competition were:
Faisal Nsour, Corporate Entrepreneurship Responsibility Manager at Zain Jordan
Ziad al masri, innovation and business development Consultant
Zeina Abu dalbouh, Entrepreneurship Program Manager at Jusoor
More than 150,000 contestants from 200 countries entered the Entrepreneurship World Cup. The initiative combines a broad-reaching pitch competition, aimed at ventures ranging from idea stage to growth stage, with a virtual accelerator program to help all participants launch, strengthen and scale their enterprises. Global Finalists will face off against one another at the Misk Global Forum in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia in October.
EWC is an initiative led by the Misk Global Forum, Global Entrepreneurship Network and the Global Education and Leadership Foundation with support from a collection of national and global partners, including the GSVlabs and Entrepreneurs’ Organization.