Homegrown seed investor offers funds, guidance for Jordanian innovators


VIDEO: Oasis500

With USAID support, Oasis500, the country’s first-of-its-kind seed investor and a model for others throughout the region, has implemented 11 boot camps with 240 entrepreneurs, held seven investment events with new investors; and conducted one national entrepreneurship competition, where around 300 applicants participated. Oasis500 has also conducted a fundraising training session and concluded 30 different awareness sessions. All told, these efforts have paid off through more than three-quarters of a million dollars invested in 15 startups and leveraged a quarter-million dollars through follow-up investment.