takween Accelerator Program

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The COVID-19 pandemic has put businesses and livelihoods of many designers and creative entrepreneurs at risk. In response to this situation, the Goethe-Institut Jordan, within the framework of takween, is planning to implement an accelerator program for start-ups in the field of design in Jordan to enhance their expertise as well as resilience and responsiveness in a time of profound challenges. Hence, the program searches for a ground between business scaling and building a sustainable business model. Further goals of the program include the personal growth as founders as well as the building of networks and community. 

The takween Accelerator Program is intended to support up to 15 design start-ups in the cultural and creative industries sector in Jordan, whose sources of income have been severely affected by the pandemic.

Over the period of 2,5 months, the selected start-ups will receive a grant of up to 5,000.00 EUR to be spent during the program and participate in intensive training and mentoring sessions to strengthen their skills to be able to scale up and accelerate their business development, to enhance their resilience, to overcome challenges in a sustainable way, and to improve their prospects for employment and income within the CCIs in Jordan. 

Application Deadline: August 07, 2021 

Program Time Frame: August 15– October 31, 2021 

Number of Participants: Up to 15 start-ups 

Number of Hours:  A maximum of 240 hours 

To learn more about application requirements, key dates, and what to expect, please download the PDF documents below.

Open Call for Application -English
Open Call for Application - بالعربية
Guidelines for the Online Application Platform -English
Guidelines for the Online Application Platform - بالعربية

For inquiries, please contact the takween team at takween@goethe.de.