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QRNEC Boot-camp Graduates honoured.

Amman, Feb. 22 (Petra) -- The Queen Rania Center for Entrepreneurship (QRCE) celebrated on Wednesday the 4th graduation ceremony for the Queen Rania National Entrepreneurship Competition (QRNEC) graduating 90 entrepreneurs.

The ceremony was held under the patronage of HRH Princess Sumaya bint El Hassan, President of El Hassan Science City (EHSC) and the Royal Scientific Society (RSS). On behalf of HRH, President of the Princess Sumaya University for Technology Dr. Issa Batarseh delivered a speech praising QRCEEoACAOs efforts in supporting and developing technology entrepreneurship in Jordan.

Quoting Princess Sumaya, Dr Batarseh said "More than 95% of businesses in Jordan are small and medium enterprises (SMEs), but their economic impact often falls short of expectations. Many of our SMEs are conventional in their propositions thereby limiting their growth only to the local market."

Dr. Batarseh further stated that the programs provided by QRCE focus on businesses driven by innovation and creativity that in turn prosper into successful projects with high growth and targeting regional and international markets.

It is worth mentioning that participants in QRNEC have undergone an intensive boot-camp with 14 experts & practitioners who focused on developing the participantsEoACAO skills in strategy formulation, business planning, project management, and other topics within the SMEs development framework.

Training Manager at QRCE, Mohammad Shahin said that the boot-camp focused on delivering the means and tools that should assist the program participants in starting, managing and growing their businesses. He praised the National Fund for Enterprise Support (NAFES) and the support they have offered to ensure the success of the boot-camp for 6 consecutive weeks.

"WeEoACAOve hosted several technology entrepreneurs from Jordan during the boot-camp to share their success stories and explain the key factors of success ," added Shahin. He pointed out that Mr. Ammar Mardawi, KindiSoft Founder and CEO, and a winner in the 1st QRNEC, spoke about his journey to start and grow the company which has managed, in a few years, to sell its flagship online security product to more than 2000 customers in 80 countries; companies such as Sony, Disney, and Adobe, to name a few.

Mardawi urged the program participants to consider the importance of focusing on the success factors before executing their projects, stressing the need for more creativity and innovation.

It is worth mentioning that projects participating in this 4th edition varied, covering different technology sectors such as ICT, Renewable Energy and Water, Agriculture, and other Advanced Technologies sectors.

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