CTEK has allies from around the world that support its mission to break down barriers to entrepreneurship. Some Allies offer services and support to CTEK HQ, but most Allies work with CTEK to support local champions in services such as accounting, legal, banking and IT as well as provide hardware, software, internet, mentorship, and connections to potential clients for our students. Other Allies offer direct financial support and co-fund with CTEK for the many programs needed to open access to our digital work for the most underserved entrepreneurs around the globe.
WEBB is focused on building commercial bridges to develop a new generation of women leaders. We provide a platform for women entrepreneurs to be seen and heard, and to foster meaningful connections among the broader female community in an effort to challenge their creativities, empower and support professional growth, and ultimately advance women all over the globe. “Building business….Bridging culture….Bridging distance”
DoTrainings was founded in 2019 and provides fun coding courses for kids aged 7-15, both on and offline. Our goal is to raise the next generation of technopreneurs by teaching them the latest technologies, coding, and entrepreneurial skills. We want to help them expand their minds by equipping them with important STEM skills needed to be globally relevant and productive.
Hello World Kids is a Jordanian company committed to teaching kids aged 6-12 how to program. Writing code is not just about writing a language that the computer understands; coding is a mental process that involves analytical thinking, problem solving, and creativity. It teaches patience, determination, commitment, and communication. These skills are necessary to build a successful life, and Hello World Kids aims to help the youth of Jordan achieve this goal.
Walkini provides a logistic arm for e-commerce businesses, startups, online stores, and individuals. We provide an e-commerce hub where businesses can find on-demand private offices and storage rooms, shared and dedicated desks, and fully equipped conference rooms for when it’s time to convene. We also provide stock replenishment management, and other services such as social media management, website development, and photography and videography, all available from our network.
Douar Tech’s mission is to promote the economic independence of vulnerable youth, especially from underserved communities in rural Morocco through training in entrepreneurship, web development and other intensive technology skills. We aim to reskill these young people either to access a first job or to become self-employed entrepreneurs and leaders of SMEs. We are building genuine high-quality, relevant, and engaging content through blended learning models and hands-on approaches.
WISE is an international, multi-sectoral platform for creative thinking, debate, and purposeful action. Education is key to addressing the toughest challenges facing communities around the world today – poverty, conflict, inequality, unemploment, environmental sustainability and future challenges. But there is a widening gap between the education systems currently in place and those required to meet the needs of future generations. Therefore, WISE is a response to the necessity of revitalizing education and providing a global platform for the development of new ideas and solutions. Since 2009, WISE has evolved into a thriving global, multi-sectoral community, which continues to generate fruitful dialogue and productive partnerships. The WISE community is a network of education stakeholders – from students to decision-makers – from about 200 countries who share ideas and collaborate to seek creative solutions to solve challenges facing education.
Lean In provides a circle for women in Saudi Arabia to share success stories and build a professional network to empower more women as they advance into higher leadership positions. We aim to energize and enable our members to make an important impact in their lives and, when possible, to pay it forward.
ICON is a leading business advisor, specializing in identifying potential and turning it into high performance. We do this through offering comprehensive solutions that range from Advisory and M&A to Management Consulting, to Organizational Assessments, Executive Development, and Executive Coaching.
Nadine Chammas is a life director who offers different forms of individual and group coaching sessions, enabling clients to connect with the roles they play in their lives and improve personal and professional performance. According to Chammas, everybody needs to be directed and coached to achieve success, especially entrepreneurs. “ou need to combine your creativity with a business mindset, detach emotionally from the concept, and observe your project from an eagle’s eye. A coach/mentor is essential for being able to achieve all of the above. They work on helping you create a healthy relationship with yourself, focused on balancing your mental, emotional, and physical energies in order to perform with discipline that will consistently bring success and positive results.
NISA Soul is a lifestyle and wellbeing venture based on building a community for a balanced lifestyle both in private lives and in the corporate world. We aim to empower, educate, and connect. That is, we aim to create the ideal mindspace for innovation, and connect people and resources around the region to advance empowerment.
KCO, Inc. is a Boulder-based accounting and consulting firm that provides a broad range of professional services to individuals, businesses, and non-profit organizations in the Boulder-Denver metro area. Mark Kightlinger, CPA, manages the firm’s overall practice, overseeing the firm’s audits, reviews, and financial statement services, also assisting clients with tax planning and compliance. His industry expertise includes nonprofit, government contracting, manufacturing, high-tech, and construction.
Richtr was founded in 2004 to help companies unleash the transformative power of their finances. When we look at a company’s financial picture, we see nuance, challenge, and opportunity – all waiting to be charted and navigated. We have remained in this business for more than a decade because, at our core, we thrive on collaborating with entrepreneurs to help them live up to their full potential as they accomplish things they didn’t think were possible.
Keller Law LLC assists landowners, business owners, and individuals throughout the Mountain Plains. Our lawyers have extensive expertise in estate planning (wills, trusts, powers of attorney); tax planning for businesses and estates; farm and ranch planning; estate administration (probate); entity formation and maintenance; purchase and sales of businesses and real estate; oil, gas and wind issues; conservation easements; and water rights.
Oman and CTEK have a special relationship. When the MENA Initiative was forming, the CTEK CEO reached out to colleagues she had met in Oman some years earlier and told them of the idea. It was clear that this initiative was not one to be done from the United States but must instead be led by local organizations with CTEK in a supporting role. Heading Oman’s National Business Center at the time, CTEK Ambassador, Malak Al Shabani, spearheaded the initiative in Oman, and several Omani organizations along with CTEK created a Congress of MENA women. Two delegates from each country convened in Muscat and crafted how the program could be successful throughout the MENA. Many of the Champions and Allies emerged from that Congress. Omani Allies also hosted the first pilot program as well, where twenty women learned web skills and entrepreneurship in one week, with some students getting new clients before the course was even completed.
HSBC is one of the world’s largest banking and financial services organisations. They serve more than 40 million customers through their global businesses: Wealth and Personal Banking, Commercial Banking, and Global Banking and Markets. Their network covers 64 countries and territories in Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Africa, North America and Latin America. They aim to be where the growth is, connecting customers to opportunities, enabling businesses to thrive and economies to prosper, and ultimately helping people to fulfil their hopes and realise their ambitions. Listed on the London, Hong Kong, New York, Paris and Bermuda stock exchanges, shares in HSBC Holdings plc are held by around 197,000 shareholders in 130 countries and territories.
The Public Establishment for Industrial Estates, today known as Madayn, was established in 1993 in continuity of the industrial march that began in the Sultanate with the establishment of Rusayl Industrial city in 1983. The success story of Rusayl Industrial city encouraged the establishment of Madayn, which today manages and operates seven industrial cities in Sur, Suhar, Raysut, Nizwa, Buraimi, Rusayl, Samail, in addition to Knowledge Oasis Muscat (KOM) and Al Mazunah Free Zone.
National Business Center (NBC) was created in 2012 under the Public Establishment for Industrial Estates to support Omani Entrepreneurs, startups and SMEs. NBC aims to be the premier platform to supporting and developing Omani entrepreneurs. It provides physical support; such as state of the art offices with furniture. It also provide tangible services such as; building capacity of entrepreneurs through business training and one on one coaching by professional consultants and mentors.
The Oman Business Forum (OBF) is a professional platform and forum for enhanced, facilitated dialogue and joint action between the Sharaka Public-Private Task Force and graduates of the Diwan of Royal Court’s National Leadership Programs; a nucleus for current and future decision-makers. It is a community of unique high-level members of the public and private sectors as well as a highly select group of Fellows.
The Oman Technology Fund aims to make Oman the preferred destination for emerging tech companies in the Middle East and an attractive and stimulating destination for venture capital. To do this, we are working to enhance the knowledge-based economy and further develop the ICT sector in Oman. Our operations focus on defining the futuristic ideas in the technology sector and introducing a phased plan for entrepreneurs with high potential technology innovations that includes investment, guidance, and cooperation.
Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) is the leading exploration and production company in the Sultanate of Oman. They deliver the majority of the country’s crude oil production and natural gas supply, but above all they focus on delivering excellence, growth and sustainable value creation within and well beyond their industry. The primary objective of PDO is to engage efficiently, responsibly and safely in the exploration, production, development, storage and transportation of hydrocarbons in the Sultanate.
Protiviti is a global consulting firm that delivers deep expertise, objective insights, a tailored approach and unparalleled collaboration to help leaders confidently face the future. Our consulting solutions span critical business problems in technology, business process, analytics, risk, compliance, transactions and internal audit. We are committed to attracting and developing a diverse workforce of professionals that share the common value of collaboration. As an organisation, we believe that by teaming together, with each other, and our clients, we can see beyond the surface of changes and problems organisations face in this fast changing world to discover opportunities others might miss and face the future with greater confidence.
Riyada, the Public Authority of Small and Medium Enterprise Development, was established in Oman under the Royal Decree No. 36/2013. Their mission is to develop and cultivate small and medium-sized enterprises to make them key pillars in ensuring job creation and creating added value. They instill a culture of entrepreneurship by enabling and enhancing the role of small and medium-sized enterprises.
Siemens is a global powerhouse focusing on the areas of electrification, automation and digitalization. One of the world’s largest producers of energy-efficient, resource-saving technologies, Siemens is a leading supplier of systems for power generation and transmission as well as medical diagnosis. The company plays a pioneering role in infrastructure and industry solutions.
Sultan Qaboos University is the realization of the promise announced by His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said during the 10th anniversary of Oman’s National Day in 1980. The University contains with nine colleges; namely Medicine, Engineering, Agriculture, Education, Science, Arts, Commerce and Economics, Law, and Nursing. SQU’s vision is to continue its national leading role in higher education and community service and also to be internationally recognized for innovative research, quality of its graduates, and strategic partnerships. Its mission is to excel in teaching and learning, research and innovation, and community service by promoting the principles of scientific analysis and creative thinking in a collegial and stimulating environment and to participate in the production, development and dissemination of knowledge and interact with national and international communities.
World of Handicrafts is a unique initiative aimed at promoting Omani traditional handicrafts through quality development, production, marketing, and promotion. We offer a forum and common platform to produce, sell, market, and promote traditional Omani crafts made by talented Omani craftsmen and women, and we work directly with them to ensure that products are consistent with international standards and meet our clients’ needs. Through our intervention and by meeting the unique needs of our clients, we help protect our heritage and support our national economy. World of Handicrafts works constantly with Omani craftsmen and women to enhance the quality of their products and to meet the expectations of both local and intentional clients.