ITA Celebrates the graduation of the 3rd batch of Incubated IT Startups
The Information Technology Authority (ITA) celebrated yesterday the graduation of 3rd batch of the incubated SMEs from Sas Center for Entrepreneurship, with the presence of of Dr. Salim Al Ruzaiqi, CEO of ITA, at Knowledge Oman Oasis, Muscat. Up to now, Sas Center for Entrepreneurship incubated 64 emerging companies in various IT fields, and their overall revenues reached more than OMR3.5 million and offered more than 350 job opportunities for Omani youth.
The 4 graduating companies are Circle Software which is specialized in designing and developing enterprise software solutions including open source, web, and mobile applications. It builds both simple and informative applications and more complicated software solutions linked to databases and enterprise systems.
TelyPay is another startup graduating from the center, which offers e-payment wallet that can be topped up using prepaid telecom credit. Another graduating company is Edlal Platform for knowledge and skills development through eLearning through courses delivered by Omani specialists and experts in various fields. the fourth graduating company is Tekween which is specialized in providing IT solutions and services including IT consultancy and strategic planning for IT projects, software and system development as well as offering specialized IT training and workshops in various IT fields.
On this occasion, Hamood Dawood Alhamdan, Director, Sas Centre for Entrepreneurship at ITA, said: “after 3 years of incubation period at Sas Center for Entrepreneurship, today, we are proud to graduate 4 new and promising SMEs in the ICT field which will move on to the Omani market with full confidence and reasonable experience. During the incubation period, they received a number of supporting services and facilities offered by the center such as specialized IT training, management and entrepreneurship, Human resources management, accounting and finance, legal consultancies and marketing etc….”
Sas for Entrepreneurship was established in March, 2013, and aims at developing ICT field in the Sultanate through encouraging entrepreneurship and incubating the emerging projects in different areas of this vital sector. The incubation program targets small and medium-sized enterprises, as well as students and jobseekers wishing to start a business. The Center provides a number of important services that can help them develop and grow their businesses along with a comprehensive environment focused on nurturing entrepreneurship and sustainable technologies in Oman to develop small enterprises And SMEs in the ICT sector regionally and turn them into successful companies globally. Tech Startups can enroll in the SAS incubation program directly by filling out an online form available at the project page on Information Technology Authority Website www.ita.gov.om.