The WEF Fourth Industrial Revolution Startups
The World Economic Forum, in partnership with the International Finance Corporation, have selected the top 100 Arab world startups that are transforming the MENA region and reshaping the future in the context of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR).
“You can see the impact and ingenuity of Arab start-ups everywhere in the Arab world. We see impressive momentum and – with sovereign wealth funds and traditional family businesses – the emergence of a whole new type of venture capitalist. For me, this is the biggest underreported story in the region.” – Mirek Dusek, Head of Middle East and North Africa of the World Economic Forum.
These 4IRStartups were selected in collaboration with the region’s leading authorities on the entrepreneurship ecosystem, including Wamda, Flat6Labs, Kawar Investments and Leap Ventures. Here are the Jordanian startups to keep an eye out for:
Liwwa is an online lender which improves access to capital for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in Jordan and the UAE.
HyperPay is the fastest growing payment gateway in the MENA region. It caters to every online merchant’s personal needs with a guarantee for ease-of-use and top security against fraud.
MadfooatCom operates ‘eFawateerCom’, the Central Bank’s national electronic bill presentment and payment service (EBPPS) enabling clients to inquire and pay securely online, 24/7.
Arabia Weather is the first and largest weather site for all Arab countries.
Hello World Kids (HWK) is a local native coding curriculum for children offering native programming courses for kids at the young age of 8 as a mainstream class.
Aumet is the first marketplace to sell SME’s medical manufacturers’ products directly to healthcare providers. Aumet disrupt the market by automating assigning distributors to the medical manufacturer and sell the product directly to healthcare providers getting the best price directly from manufacturers.
Tarjama is a certified translation agency with offices across the Middle East.
Jamalon is the largest online bookstore in the MENA region selling English and Arabic books in the Arab World with home delivery and localized payment methods.
Luminus Education provides equal education opportunities for all. The platform offers short courses, one and two year accredited diploma programs, a three year degree program, and professional training for organizations and individuals.
Tamatem is the leading mobile game developer and publisher in the MENA region. The company localizes globally published mobile games and develops their own games for Arabic speakers.
AlTibbi is the largest digital health platform in the Arab World, including 1.5M pages of medical content and a 24/7 telehealth service.
OpenSooq.com is a marketplace that allows users to buy and sell products and services across a wide range of categories that includes automotive, real estate, jobs, electronics, home, and fashion.
Akhtaboot is a leading online career network in the region. The HR software solutions provider caters to the full HR value chain from the “acquire” stage to the “retire” stage. All the software solutions provided are cloud based, easy to use, and customizable.
Kharabeesh is a digital creators platform specializing in the production of Arabic-language animated cartoons, music videos and talk shows that generally tackle political issues in the Arab world.
THE ONLINE PROJECT
The Online Project is a social media and digital agency working with leading local and multinational brands in UAE, Saudi Arabia and Jordan.
Abjjad is an online Arabic social network for readers, writers, and publishers to rate, review, publish and sell eBooks.
CashBasha is an online e-commerce platform enabling users to shop from international online shopping sites including Amazon, ebay and AliExpress and pay in cash.
LITTLE THINKING MINDS
Little Thinking produces educational digital Arabic content for primary age children with the aim of enhancing children’s skills and learning outcomes, and increase their connectedness to the Arabic identity.
Jawaker is the first Middle Eastern card gaming network. The platform hosts games including Jackaroo, Banakil, Baloot, Tarneeb, Trix and Hand.
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