Title: Street Sports Incubator (SSI)
Duration: 3 years ( 2019-2021)
Donor: Danish-Arab Partnership Program
Street Sports Incubator is the achievement that resulted from the effective collaboration between JYIF and GAME. Street Sports Incubator (SSI) is an innovative entrepreneurship program targeting youth between 18 and 30 with creative ideas in the sports field in order to transform their thoughts into successful entrepreneurial projects, whether as start-ups or communal initiatives. This program’s main aim is to decrease unemployment rates by creating employment opportunities and supporting youth to build their career with outstanding competencies.
The SSI initiative had three cycles, each cycle consisted of a 9-month journey starting from the idea validation workshops to a thorough business curriculum and expert mentorship. In which the participants gained essential knowledge about entrepreneurship, were able to build a strong professional network, developed practical skills, and explored funding opportunities for launching their ideas.
The Goals and Objectives for SSI were
SSI initiative Resulted in
The SSI program consisted of four main stages:
Attract: This initial stage spans two months and comprises two key components:
Foster: Serving as the incubation stage, Foster immediately follows the conclusion of the Attract event and extends for a period of three months. It is a stage dedicated to learning, with each participant crafting and submitting their comprehensive business plan by its conclusion.
Grow: The second incubation stage, Grow, commences following the completion of the Foster stage and endures for two months. This phase involves mentorship and the seed pitching process, culminating in the allocation of Seed funding to the most promising projects.
Launch: The third and final incubation stage, Launch, commences immediately after wrapping up the Grow phase and spans two months. During this stage, participants engage in a session titled “Never Quit: A Guide to Leveraging Your Failures.” At the end of these two months, participants are required to submit performance and financial reports. Winners receive ongoing support, including assistance with marketing and promoting their startups and initiatives.
These four stages constitute the comprehensive journey of the SSI program in each cycle, fostering the development and launch of innovative youth-led projects and businesses.
The SSI program acted as a unique opportunity for youth in Jordan to turn their passion for sports into a successful business venture. The program provided participants with the knowledge, skills, and mentorship they needed to launch their own startups or initiatives.