Over the past week or so, several stories have been published in The National, Abu Dhabi’s quality English language daily, about Jordan’s technology scene, with a special focus on Jordanian web startups and the emerging culture around them.
Reporting from Jordan, The National’s Tom Gara has been firing off one article after the other, featuring a number of players from our local internet an tech scene, including, I am happy to say our team at TootCorp, creators of Ikbis and Watwet.
Photo from The National by Salah Malkawi
But the most interesting story by Tom by far is his attempt to answer the key question: why does Jordan have such an interesting startup scene?
The answers he brought together in his story ‘Jordan – the cradle of of internet stat-ups’ manage to paint a comprehensive picture that explains how a small and relatively poor country like Jordan manages to have a rather vibrant web industry, compared to its larger, and traditionally dominating neighbors. Very interesting read.
If you are interested in catching up on Tom’s reports from Amman, check out his post on The National’s beepbeep blog, where he put together links for all his Jordan stories.
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- Kick-starting tech entrepreneurship at Princess Sumaya University
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- Tech.Connect: A new start for tech entrepreneurship in Jordan?
- Meydan: Starting up startups requires no glamour, food or BS. Just passion, honesty
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