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Omantel Innovation Labs selects 6 startups for Cohort 3 of Omantel Accelerator programme


Omantel Innovation Labs has announced the six startups selected for Cohort 3 of the Omantel Accelerator programme, following a rigorous selection process, which included bootcamps and interviews with experts.

Under the prestigious Omantel Accelerator programme, the startups will undergo an intensive six-month acceleration program, during which they will receive mentorship from both local and international mentors, as well as Omantel experts.

The Cohort 3 will consist of the following startups: Adeeb, a platform that supports teachers in creating interactive lessons for students using a library of ready-made graphical assets; Bidbid, a B2B Fintech & E-Procurement platform that features live bidding and data analytics; Bon Plus, a SaaS-enabled B2B Marketplace for the hotel, restaurant, and catering Market; DarkSniper, an AI-driven cybersecurity platform that provides visibility into potential threats, predicts attacker behaviours, and halts network attacks in real-time; Decoil which provides a suite of AI agents for task automation; and Decree, a digital platform to access Arabic and English language regional legislation.

Talal Al Mamari, CEO of Omantel, commented, “The Omantel Accelerator is an exciting and ambitious programme aimed at propelling the startup ecosystem in Oman to boundless horizons. We take pride in carefully selecting and supporting the most promising startups that have the potential to create innovative solutions for a better world. The startups from the first two cohorts have already made remarkable progress and we have full confidence that the new cohort will continue to make significant strides, walking along the same path of success.

Her Highness Al Sayyida Ghada Al Said – Senior Manager of Omantel Innovation Labs said: “We are pleased to welcome the new cohort of innovative startups to the Omantel Accelerator. Our extensive selection process ensures that only the most promising startups are selected for our programme and they have all demonstrated exceptional skills and qualities that align with our ambition. We look forward to working with them to help them reach their potential.”

The Accelerator programme, which will take place within the Omantel Innovation Labs located in Omantel HQ in Madinat Al Irfan, will offer the selected startups a free coworking space within Omantel, access to international perks that includes a global network of over 100,000 mentors, corporates, and investors. Startups will also be assessed for potential investment by the Omantel Innovation Labs.

The Omantel Accelerator is one of the many initiatives offered by Omantel, through the Omantel Innovation Labs, to promote innovation and entrepreneurship in new and emerging technologies. With a focus on 5G, IoT, Cybersecurity, CX technology, Big Data and Fintech, the Omantel Innovation Labs has quickly grown to be one of the leading startup support entities in the Sultanate in providing some of the most promising local startups with access to funding, experts and testing environments within Omantel.

The Omantel Innovation Labs plays a key role in harnessing Omantel’s technological capabilities to enhance innovation for Omantel and its stakeholders. Omantel has succeeded, through the integration of its operations, processes, and extensive expertise in the field of communications and digital technology, in establishing its position as a leading telecommunications company within the Sultanate of Oman and beyond.

The company’s innovative approaches have contributed to providing the latest solutions to various consumer and business sectors. The company aims to deliver an unparalleled, exceptional experience to its subscribers and strives to always exceed their expectations.

Omantel is committed towards the achievement of Oman Vision 2040 objectives by investing in emerging technologies and providing cutting-edge solutions in modern technology, information and communications technology, such as cloud solutions, ICT solutions, AI, Smart solutions, cybersecurity, and much more.

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