Jusoor Small-Business Accelerator Program

Jusoor Small-Business Accelerator Program

Amman, Jordan


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Join our Accelerator

This year, Jusoor is selecting early-stage companies to join our 3-month, mentorship-driven Small-Business accelerator, investing, growing, and providing hands-on mentorship and access to the Jusoor network for life.

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Why Join our
Accelerator?

Since 2015, we’ve worked with startups and small businesses in the Middle East and Europe across a range of industries, including Education, Finance, Agribusinesses, Retail, supporting start ups to be successful businesses with our mentors and partners. This year you have the opportunity to receive training and mentoring by World Bank experts and some of the most inspiring entrepreneurs in the region and access funding opportunities to grow your business.

The Accelerator Experience

The Small Business Accelerator offers online training, which is free to participants, to reliable business know-how and tools for Digital marketing, SME Operations, and Management for Jordanian and Syrian (based in Jordan) businesses and entrepreneurs.

SME bootcamp and business analysis of your company

Technical support for digital presences of your company

In-kind funding to support you to develop your marketing and branding

1-on-1 Business Coaching for 8 weeks

Access to funding opportunities

Pitching at our National DemoDay

Working with our Mentors!

Once you’re selected for the Jusoor SME accelerator, you’ll be part of our community for life. Expand your business and your network with access to a talented group of founders, investors, mentors, and industry leaders.

Get support from Mentors in the areas of:

  • Personal and business growth
  • Business development
  • Customer analysis
  • Testing & validation
  • Customer acquisition
  • Investment readiness
  • Fundraising strategy
  • Financial planning

CURRICULUM PLAN

Week 1

Operations and Logistics of SMEs through the COVID-19 Pandemic

Week 2

Financial Management and Planning in the Jordanian Market

Week 3

Digital Marketing and Content Creation for Products & Services

Week 4

Business Development and Digitalization of SMEs through the COVID-19 Pandemic

Competition Phases

1. Apply

Fill out the following form before August 25th to join the program from anywhere in the Kingdom.

2. Selections & Interviews

Jusoor will select Small Businesses to participate in the program by August 30th.

3. SME Bootcamp

A month of training will start on September 5th. Participants will receive coaching to grow your businesses by advancing their skills in marketing, operations, and finance.

4. Business Accelerator

Participants will receive mentorship to help grow their businesses from dedicated experts in their local industry between October 4th- November 30th (8 weeks).

5. Demo day

Where the top businesses will get to present their business in front of investors, banks, and various support organizations in Jordan on December 1st.

6. Joining the Jusoor alumni network

Upon graduation, all participants will be part of the Jusoor alumni network where they will get access to the latest opportunities and resources to grow your business.

Selection Criteria

Eligible businesses

  • Based in Jordan
  • Business must be viable and is 6 months – 2 years old (Both registered and unregistered companies can join the program)
  • Business Owners must have expertise and knowledge in their industry and show the motivation and skills needed to grow their business
  • Businesses must be dealing with legally allowed goods and services.
  • Businesses must already have an existent Product/Service, which provides a solution to the community needs.

Selection Criteria

Selection will focus on Syrians and vulnerable host community members who have the highest chance of succeeding in their respective businesses and commit to the business. both the owners’ skills and their company will be rated in this round in various aspects:

Economic Impact
Entrepreneur
Business Model
Additional Points
Economic Impact

  • Potential viability of the business model.
  • Potentially profitable business.
  • Connectivity to the local needs and context.
  • Commercial and market perspectives.
  • Does the business idea bring something new to the Jordanian market.

Entrepreneur

  • Knowledge of the market and commitment and willingness to take risks.
  • Ambition and grounded potential to grow their business in Jordan.
  • Relevant expertise with entrepreneurship and/or sector of the business idea.

Business Model

  • Clarity; Is the SME promoting a clear and straightforward business model?
  • Stability; Is this a business that addresses a genuine need or customer demand?
  • Scalability; Is the SME capable of being scaled and duplicated with consistency?
  • Profitability; Is the SME cost structure has the potential opportunities to grow?

Additional Points

  • Your business is in the agricultural or food industry or related fields.
  • Your business includes women in the company leadership, and if women are impacted or employed through your business.
  • Your business has a social impact or any contribution to society (I.e., economically, ecologically, or socially).

2019 Small Business Program Graduates

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Learn By Doing

Shape your company into a viable business with Jusoor!


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