NBC Incubates Three Local Startups

Muscat, The National Business Centre (NBC), which

falls under the umbrella of the Public Establishment for Industrial

Estates (PEIE) signed recently three incubation pacts with Bilasan for

Tracking Transactions, Freedom Media Production, and Akeed Delivery


The agreements were signed in the presence of Malak al-Shaibani,

Director General of NBC.

Bilasan for Tracking Transactions represents Sanad Service Office,

which is specialised in completing governmental transactions. The

company offers services including the services of the Ministry of

Commerce and Industry, Ministry of Manpower and Ministry of Health.

The company, which will be incubated in Riyada which is managed by

NBC, aims at targeting clients who visit the building, in addition to the

incubated companies and employees.

On its side, Freedom Media Production aims to invest in the field of

media through production of a series of programmes. Although the

company is based in Oman, but it also has good links with major

production companies in different countries. The company’s vision is to

improve the quality of produced works in the Arab world to achieve

international standards in a framework of diversity, creativity and

commitment. The company also keeps up with development triggered

in intellectual, cultural and training fields, and undertakes efforts to

provide advanced technical standards to ensure excellence and


Akeed Delivery, the third incubated company, is recognised as the

first local project in Muscat that provides on-demand delivery for orders

from restaurants, groceries and pastry shops through a mobile phone

application and website. The delivery can be done for full meals up to a

cup of coffee from more than 70 restaurants and pastry shops in

Muscat. The services of the company were launched in May 2018 in

Muscat. The team of Akeed Delivery consists of sales team, and a call

centre team that is headed by Omanis. Today, around 50 people are

working in Akeed Delivery, of which many are Omani drivers. The

company is planning to employ more Omani drivers for the delivery


It should be noted that the National Business Centre is an initiative

launched by PEIE at the Knowledge Oasis Muscat (KOM) to offer

promising Omani entrepreneurs a platform to develop their business

ideas and advance them into growing ventures. The centre offers a

premier platform for Omani entrepreneurs by providing business

development support and guidance, training and mentoring, access to

markets and industry experts, and state-of-the-art and fully equipped

office space, meeting rooms and presentation facilities.

Source: Oman News Agency