ENTREPRENEURSHIP & STARTUPS
EdTech Nau The Education Technology Start-up Incubator @mySTARTUP
Friedrich Naumann Foundation is the foundation for Education and Innovation, where we work together with our partners and Individuals on many levels. Yet when it comes to technologies especially educational technologies FNF supports innovative ideas for building a better future of teaching and learning.
Educational Technology is on the rise! The COVID-19 pandemic forced us to go online, challenging the educators and students across the globe, and Jordan has been no exception. At the same time, technological solutions are an opportunity to make learning more effective, fun, accessible, and better adapted to our modern world. FNF Jordan recognizes the urgent demand for innovative technological solutions for the educational system in the country. Hence, the foundation joined hands with the Start-Up Incubator INJAZ to support EdTech start-ups!
Together, we designed the EdTech NAU program. It is a 9 months acceleration and incubation program that will kick-off with an intense bootcamp. During this bootcamp, entrepreneurs with fresh ideas or newly emerging start-ups will develop their plans intensively. In the months to follow, the start-ups receive ongoing assistance by MIT Mentorship program, Business Development support for Ed-Tech solutions, Ideation support through a regional-international exchange, Co-working Space, and Access to facilities besides, they will receive access to funding and access to markets in order to take their ideas to the market and create a better tomorrow
During the course of the program, the entrepreneurs will be able to build-up their Startup, idea, and their network, as they will be introduced to the start-up/EdTech scene in Jordan and beyond. In this way, FNF Jordan and INJAZ aim to assist entrepreneurs with life-long skills and a sustainable basis from which to grow their educational Startups.
Furthermore, FNF Jordan aims to strengthen the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Jordan. Therefore the EdTech NAU is, aside from an incubator, also a chance to researches soft challenges and opportunities in the Jordanian entrepreneurial community. The first research on the EdTech playing-field in Jordan has already been conducted therefore this paper will be the base in order to tackle and work together with several ecosystem players in Jordan in order not just to support entrepreneurs by the needed means more to support the entrepreneurial ecosystem of overcoming these challenges.
The call for applicants closed on 13 Feb 2021. To stay tuned on the experiences of enrolled entrepreneurs, their educational solutions, and the start-up ecosystem in Jordan, follow us on social media!