Muscat, The Information Technology Authority (ITA), represented by Sas Center for Entrepreneurship, announced today in an event held in its headquarter, the launch of the first cohort of Sas Accelerator powered by Google Developers Launchpad program. 7 tech Omani promising startups joined the accelerator, which is considered the first in Oman and the MENA region.

The first cohort, which will run for ten weeks, will be an intensive business and technology-based accelerator program for the 7 tech startups selected. The program will be facilitated by 40 renowned experienced international Google Developers Launchpad mentors and selected local subject matter experts.

Hamood Dawood al-Hamadan, Director of Sas Center for Entrepreneurship, ITA, said We are proud to launch the first Sas Accelerator cohort. Sas team has leveraged on our extensive experience in the local startup ecosystem and that of Google Launchpad and its network to build a program that will support the selected startups and their founders to enhance their product / market fit. We believe the program will contribute to the further development of the ecosystem and ICT industry in the sultanate.

Source: Oman News Agency