Jusoor Small-Business Accelerator Program

Amman, Jordan

Grow your Company with Jusoor & SANAD Entrepreneurship Academy.

For Syrians and Jordanian start up owners in Jordan, Jusoor can help you scale your business into a flourishing company during the COVID-19 Pandemic!

Join our Accelerator

This year, Jusoor is selecting early-stage companies to join our 3-month, Small-Business accelerator providing training, hands-on mentorship, connection to investment, 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 startups to be successful businesses with support from our mentors and partners. This year you have the opportunity to receive training World Bank experts and mentoring from 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, on reliable business know-how, 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:

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 September 5th to join the program from anywhere in the Kingdom.

2. Selections & Interviews

Jusoor will select Small Businesses to participate in the program by September 10th.

3. SME Bootcamp

A month of training will start on September 15th. 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 – December (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 21st.

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

Each year Jusoor offers businesses in conflict-zones and host communities a place in our Entrepreneurship Programs. We only select the most motivated and dedicated applicants following two screening rounds. The top applicants will be admitted to the program by September 5th, before selecting the final candidates. The individual entrepreneur is vital to the potential success and impact of the company. Applicants will need to meet the following criteria:

Eligible businesses

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:


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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?


  • 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

Learn By Doing

Shape your company into a successful business with Jusoor!

Brought to you by Jusoor, Funded by SANAD Entrepreneurship Academy

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