Her Majesty Queen Rania paid a visit to Oasis500 on Tuesday, February 20, where she met with the entrepreneurs running start-up ICT and digital content companies who showcased their progress, achievements and future plans.
Her Majesty was received by Oasis500 Executive Chairman Usama Fayyad and King Abdullah II Fund for Development Chairman Omar Razzaz, according to a statement released by the Queen's office.
Queen Rania toured the new NAJEM facility which His Majesty King Abdullah inaugurated in November 2012.
At the start of the tour, the Queen met representatives from nine companies currently incubated at Oasis500: ArabiaWeddings, a wedding planning website; First Bazaar, an online retail store; Smart Order, an electronic menu operator; Gweet, an online alternative accommodation service; Cheezu, a photo book-making online service; Progressive Generation, an animation studio; Blue Kangaroo, a personalised deal search online service; Aqar-Estate, an online market place for real estate in the Middle East; and I3zif.com, an online music centre.
The Queen said these projects have a Jordanian and Arab character, and they will, in the future, open the door for new work opportunities as well as fuel creativity in the sectors they represent.
Since commencing its operations in September 2010, Oasis500 has successfully secured investments for 56 technology companies, which were able to attract $8 million in investments and raise their capital to around$15 million.