OMRAAN

A global contest for urban tech startups

Omraan was a global contest for urban tech startups whose technologies address major urban challenges. Together with our member, Oasis500, we helped to incubate and develop these ideas in Middle Eastern cities, for the benefit of cities worldwide.

The Middle East has rapidly urbanized over the last two decades, resulting in problems such as urban poverty and congestion. As the Middle East continues to urbanize, its cities urgently need to access the best urban innovations. We believe that Middle Eastern cities also provide a perfect real world laboratory for stress testing emerging urban technology solutions.

Oasis500, a leading early stage and seed investment company based in Jordan, invested in winning ideas with US$30,000 worth of seed funding and a 100-day acceleration program in Amman, Jordan.