Oasis500 is a leading early stage and seed investment company, the first of its kind in Jordan and the MENA region. Our program at Oasis500 includes entrepreneurship training, mentorship guidance, business incubation and acceleration, and additional follow-on investment and funding if required, turning new business ideas into startups and helping existing entrepreneurs grow their companies with our angel investor and mentor networks. We nurture creative ideas in Information Technology (IT), Mobile and Digital Media, as well as ideas in the Cultural and Creative Industries sector, transforming them into startup companies.
The company began with a notion; building a new platform for IT entrepreneurship in the region by helping passionate ambitious entrepreneurs start their own companies.
The focus is mainly on IT entrepreneurship as well as entrepreneurship in the Cultural and Creative Industries sector in Jordan and the region. Our candidates’ ideas manifest a movement that can develop a strong solid generation of Arab entrepreneurs, consequently adding to a better future for the MENA region.
Our goal is clear, and it requires vision, focus and enthusiasm. It takes energy, effort and dedication. Do you have what it takes to be part of Oasis500? To learn more about our workshops, which are the first step in joining Oasis500, please visit our Entrepreneurship Training Bootcamp page.
4-day intensive and comprehensive business & entrepreneurship workshop
Passing knowhow and sharing knowledge in a very safe environment is a very fulfilling experience. Being proud and optimistic about the future of our younger generation, give me the drive and the passion to have as many one on one meetings with the young entrepreneurs, who had the initiative to start new ventures in the IT world, either in developing new services, new products; new systems and tools, and being creative in a world that is hungry for creativity and out of the box thinking. It is our duty to encourage, motivate and support such initiatives that are of value creation to all stakeholders; and that are required to overcome the economic challenges being faced in Jordan. Entrepreneurial mindedness is what we need for a better future; hence we nurture these start-ups through the mentoring programs organized by Oasis 500; and it is a very rewarding process for both mentors and mentees. I personally enjoy and get inspired every time I watch these highly motivated entrepreneurs driving the change we all look for. The world is changing very fast; hence we need to be faster… as said: “Big will not beat small anymore; it will be the fast beating the slow” Rupert Murdoch
It was really great and fulfilling engagement for me and for the startup that I was lucky to work with. I promise you it was more than just giving advice here and there, or meeting in weekly rhythm, it is a two ways discussion and challenging approaches, ideas, ways of going to market with smart, sharp and full of energy individuals.
I thought it will be a learning and giving experience and guidelines, no I was wrong. It was rethinking and getting push back all of the time (most of the time I managed to convince them).
I am proud of the startups that I was engaged with and most of these startups are close friends or companies I am an investor and board member with the founders.
Feeling proud of each one of them and what they are achieving daily, companies like Zaytouneh, Gallery Al Sharq, Gate express and others are shining start and sure they will still in the start of a great journey, Thank you Oasis 500 for this opportunity to get engaged to the most talented individuals in our country and the region.