Microsoft Jordan and USAID JCP to foster entrepreneurial growth in Jordan

ict-itupictures-flickrThe boost to Jordan's ICT services will engage entrepreneurs in the country, said Microsoft. (Image source: ITUPictures/Flickr)Microsoft Jordan signed an agreement with the United Stated Agency for International Development Jordan Competitiveness Programme (USAID JCP) to enhance the growth of start-ups in the country

Titled the Microsoft Academic Accelerator Programme, it will focus on developing and expanding the Microsoft Innovation Centre, enabling participants to find new jobs and help them convert their ideas into start-ups.

Additionally, the programme will address Jordan’s economic challenges and help achieve national development goals, said the company. It will also boost Jordan’s ICT sector, which would empower entrepreneurs and provide impetus to the job market.

The agreement was signed at Microsoft Jordan’s headquarters by country manager Hussein Malhas and USAID JCP chief of party Wissam Rabadi.

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