As per a statement, seven promising Omani tech startups joined the accelerator programme, which is regarded as the very first in Oman and the MENA area.
The very first cohort, which will run for ten weeks, will be an intensive company and technologies-primarily based accelerator programme for the seven tech startups chosen. The programme will be facilitated by 40 renowned skilled international Google Developers Launchpad mentors and chosen nearby topic matter professionals.
Hamood Dawood al Hamadan, director of Sas Centre for Entrepreneurship, ITA, mentioned, “We are proud to launch the first Sas Accelerator cohort. Sas team has leveraged on our extensive experience in the local startup ecosystem and that of Google Launchpad and its network to build a programme that will support the selected startups and their founders to enhance their products. We believe the programme will contribute to the further development of the ecosystem and ICT industry in the sultanate.”
He added, “We also have partnered with Dentons and PwC which will support the programme through legal and financial expertise.”
“We are very happy to be in Oman, collaborating with Sas Centre for Entrepreneurship to support the ecosystem and the startups. Launchpad is our premier programme to support startups. We are bringing many mentors around the world to provide mentorship to local startups. This is a continuation to our efforts over the last few years by landing the Google Developer Groups and supporting multiple initiatives like the youth ideathon, and others,” mentioned Salim Abid, developer Ecosystem Regional Lead, Google MENA.
As component of the programme, a mentors workshop was performed with the nearby mentors to introduce the programme and to set the targets and typical understanding of mentoring mechanisms for startups and the distinct methodologies to help them.
The startups in the very first cohort will be going by means of 3 phases of the programme, beginning with ‘Explore’. It focuses on the startups additional discovery of their company, team, item and consumers, in addition to setting their target targets from the programme.
This will be supplied by means of style considering, Founders’ lab, and Objective Key Results (OKR) workshops.
Information Source: Muscat Daily