BIGO Technology, a Singapore-based technology company, has announced its plans to help Singaporean startups and small-medium enterprises (SMEs) in expanding their operations in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. The company, which established its MENA hub office in Jordan’s Amman city in 2019, has committed to empowering SMEs as part of its efforts to develop the technology ecosystem.
BIGO’s initiative to assist Singapore SMEs in establishing themselves in the MENA region includes the use of BIGO’s co-working space and facilities in its MENA office for up to six months, business matchmaking and networking opportunities and logistical support for employment permits. During a panel discussion titled “Accessing the Jordan Market”, which took place on March 9, 2023, in collaboration with the Action Community for Entrepreneurship (ACE), BIGO announced these initiatives.
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The event served as a platform for sharing unique insights into Jordan’s technology and startup ecosystem, its innovation scene and its numerous investment opportunities. The discussion was attended by distinguished guests, including Her Excellency Ms. Kholoud M. Saqqaf, Minister of Investment at the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, His Excellency Samer Anton Naber, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan to the Republic of Singapore, Mr. Mothanna Gharaibeh, Chair of Enjez and Nova outsourcing, CEO of Fifth Advisory Services and Former Minister of Digital Economy and Entrepreneurship of Jordan and Mr. Mike Ong, Vice President, BIGO.