Amman, Jordan, August 26-29 – Nina Vaca traveled to Amman as a guest of the U.S. Department of State in Jordan to advance women’s educational and entrepreneurial causes abroad. She joined with H.E Senator Haifa Al Najjar, H.E. Ms. Majd Shweikeh, Minister of Information Communications and Technology, and Jordan’s Business Women to discuss about business leaders around Jordan.
Nina also participated as a keynote and judge in the U.S. Department of State’s Global Innovation through Science and Technology (GIST) Startup Boot Camp, an initiative sponsored by the U.S. Department of State. The GIST initiative understands entrepreneurs need resources and support to succeed, and through online programs and boot camp workshops, innovators have the opportunity to learn how to turn their business ideas into a successful venture. GIST worked with entrepreneurs from Jordan during the Startup Boot Camp in Amman.
The Startup Boot Camps support science and technology startups through hands-on mentorship, training activities and information on funding, led by U.S. and local entrepreneurs and investors.
The teams had hands-on training during the four-day boot camp, learned about lean startups, customer development, value propositions and much more. The ideal GIST Startup Boot Camp team consisted of two team members, ages 18 to 40 years old – including one inventor or entrepreneurial lead, and one business or management lead.