Ajman Free Zone to facilitate the growth of the e-commerce sector

Officials during the event.

Ajman Free Zone (AFZ) announced on Thursday that it has become an AWS Activate Provider. Now, AFZ-affiliated startups that are building or about to start building on Amazon Web Services (AWS) can apply for the AWS Activate Incentive Program and receive free AWS credits, technical support, training, resources, etc.

Inclusion in AWS Activate differentiates the AFZ program and makes it an important solution for growing startups building and scaling their businesses on AWS.

Ali AlSuwaidi, Managing Director of Ajman Free Zone, said, “Ajman Free Zone is committed to facilitating the growth of the e-commerce industry in the UAE and Ajman. We are constantly looking for new ways to serve our business partners and investors more effectively. The e-commerce sector in the country is growing rapidly and is integral to our success. Our collaboration with AWS reflects their confidence in Ajman Free Zone’s strategic vision to advance the growth of the IT and e-commerce sectors.

“Like AWS, AFZ has always been committed to helping startups grow by providing them with state-of-the-art infrastructure and business solutions that will allow them to access local, regional and international markets seamlessly,” added AlSuwaidi. .

Shonam Khaitan, Head of Startup Ecosystem and Venture Capital, Emerging European Markets, Amazon Web Services, said, “Startups play an important role in finding innovative solutions and closing the gap for digital needs of the region.

“We admire Ajman Free Zone’s initiative to provide startups with simple, low-friction registration services that help them get started and scale quickly. AWS will support the initiative with Amazon Web Services Activate Credits and a suite of programs to help startups take full advantage of cloud computing.

“Amazon Web Services Activate offers startups a host of benefits, including AWS credits, the right mix of tools and resources, and business and technical support to help startups succeed and scale.”

Through the Amazon Web Services Activate Incentive Program, Ajman Free Zone will now be able to offer a wide range of programs with unique benefits aimed at boosting startups.

The Amazon Web Services Startup Activate program offers grants of up to $25,000 to qualified startups, as well as offers for exclusive credits, rebates, and access to software services. Additionally, qualified startups can earn partner credits and funding, as well as business support plan credits of up to $5,000, through the AWS Startup Migrate program.

Last month, the Ajman Free Zone (AFZ) announced the results of its 2021 operational performance in the education sector with a remarkable increase of 17% compared to 2020.

The free zone is home to more than 240 educational institutions in 2021, reaffirming its desire to advance the sector in the emirate of Ajman.

The growth in the number of educational institutions registered in the free zone is attributed to its strategic location, modern facilities and infrastructure, innovative and seamless services and a wide range of incentives to meet the needs of the industry. education. This increase reflects the growing confidence of investors and the business community in the free zone.

The free zone emphasizes the role of the education sector as an essential component of other industries and supports the demand for a skilled, educated and trained workforce.

Commenting on the announcement, Sheikh Ahmed Bin Humaid Al Nuaimi, Chairman of the AFZ Board of Directors, said: “The education sector is essential for nation building, economic growth and laying the foundations for a better future for future generations. Therefore, our strategies are aligned with the national vision to support, advance and strengthen the sector. We are keen to provide all means of support to the educational institutions operating in the Ajman Free Zone and ensure their growth and expansion to achieve their ultimate goals.

“The past year’s indicators and results highlight the strengths of Ajman Free Zone’s operational performance and the success of its strategies to boost the education sector. We reaffirm our commitment to continue to create an enabling environment for educational institutions and to empower them as effective partners in achieving sustainable development,” he added.

Ajman Free Zone has become a leading business center as it offers facilities, best solutions and competitive advantages to facilitate business procedures. The free zone has actively contributed to efforts to make Ajman one of the preferred destinations on the regional investment map.