An intensive 3-week preparatory Bootcamp, during which participating startups and entrepreneurs become eligible to progress into the primary “Incubation Program” upon completing the Bootcamp's requirements and demonstrating remarkable preparedness. During the Bootcamp, participants are exposed to a range of topics, covering the realm of finance, fintech, and entrepreneurship among others led by industry experts. The Bootcamp ends with a “Pitch Day” where participating startups pitch their business ideas to a panel of judges, after successfully submitting their business model canvas, and a coherent pitch deck, making them eligible to proceed to the next phase the “Incubation Program”.
A 6-month transformational program designed to attract fintech innovators to validate their ideas and shape their solutions to build exceptional products. The program consists of 3 main phases: Validating, Shaping, Building and Developing. The “Validation Phase” directs the entrepreneurs' focus on ensuring that their solutions align with the market needs and address real problems. In the “Shaping Phase”, entrepreneurs define their target audiences and focus on a human-centric approach to their designs and solutions. In the “Building and Developing Phase”, all entrepreneurs start putting all the knowledge they have gained into action to build their minimum viable products (MVPs) or prototypes. The program concludes with a “Demo Day” whereby startups pitch their ideas, projects, and MVPs, to a panel of judges, investors, and potential stakeholders.
Hackathons are fast-paced events designed for rapid solution creation, often consisting of students, programmers, designers, and tech enthusiasts, who come together to work on solving a specific problem within a limited timeframe. JOIN organizes hackathons to foster creativity, teamwork, skill development, and rapid problem-solving in a competitive yet collaborative environment, often addressing a specific fintech challenge that could be tackled. Throughout these hackathons, participants engage in idea generation, prototype development, and the production of fintech software, apps, and solutions. At the end of each hackathon, projects are usually pitched to a panel of judges, and mentors, then, prizes are awarded to the most innovative or well-executed fintech solutions.
JOIN’s “Corporate Challenges” are designed to ignite collaboration between startups and established corporations, where startups are called upon to submit their innovative solutions for a defined challenge by a corporate entity. After receiving the proposed services and products, corporates go into an “Evaluation Phase” to identify the most promising solutions they would like to collaborate on with the solution owners and attempt to bring to life through a “Proof of Concept (POC)”. The winning team not only receives financial support but also gains widespread recognition, among other associated benefits. JOIN’s “Corporate Challenges” create an ecosystem where innovation thrives, partnerships are born, and endless opportunities are created.
Future Fintech Disruptors Academy
A program that is designed for university students and junior staff members of financial institutions in Jordan to educate these groups about emerging topics and technologies, and the challenges they entail, all while providing a platform that fosters creative solutions to tackle these challenges. This program features a hybrid learning model encompassing in-person training sessions and online webinars conducted by JoPACC, and other partners. The program spans four months, with the initial phase comprising a five-week learning and engagement period, followed by brainstorming, product training, and guidance sessions. The program concludes with a competition where participants pitch and showcase their innovative fintech solutions and prototypes created using the latest integration products.
JOIN's Universities Program aims to foster fintech awareness and innovation within Jordan's academic landscape. Taking a strategic approach, the program expands its influence to various universities across the Kingdom, spanning different governorates. With a strong dedication to promoting financial technology education, JOIN holds multiple fintech awareness sessions that offer students a unique opportunity to immerse themselves in the dynamic world of fintech. These sessions provide valuable insights and encourage a deeper understanding of the immense potential within the industry. By directly engaging students with fintech experts, JOIN's Universities Program not only broadens educational horizons but also plays a crucial role in nurturing the future generation of fintech leaders and enthusiasts in Jordan.