NDRC at Oman
NDRC currently runs programmes in Dublin, Galway and Waterford, as well as providing support for similar activities in Oman.
The Oman Technology Fund (OTF), the Oman Government’s technology investment fund, recently engaged with NDRC to run a pre-seed accelerator programme in Muscat, Oman. Up to ten young ventures from Oman and the surrounding region were selected by OTF to participate. NDRC provides accelerator expertise and personnel throughout the three-month programme, with OTF investing the required capital in the companies.
The accelerator began in January 2018 included a two-week visit by the Omani ventures to Dublin in early 2018 to exchange learnings with Irish startups. Over the course of the programme, the NDRC team will work intensively with each startup, helping them to understand the value that their company can offer customers, their strategy for growth and getting them ready to meet the demands both of investors and the international marketplace.
OTF was launched by Oman Investment Fund (OIF) in October 2016, and has recently partnered with 500 Startups, a San Francisco-based VC fund and global accelerator network, to train and accelerate growth of later-stage technology startups. OTF supports entrepreneurship in the Middle East North Africa (MENA) region.