A gathering of U.S. mentors and members from Jordan's technology ecosystem, in an event co-hosted by Accelerator and Endeavor
Jordan's King Abdullah II shows his support and enjoys a hands-on demo of an online game developed by Wizards Productions
500 Startups and Geeks-on-a-Plane let loose at the offices of Jeeran, an Accelerator portfolio company, in November 2012
The team at Accelerator portfolio company Hashdoc, which is developing a document sharing and discovery plaform
The talented team of game developer and Accelerator portfolio company Quirkat at their office in Amman
The team at Curlstone Entertainment celebrate the launch of Nashmi Man, an animated series revolving around a Jordanian superhero

Fawaz H. Zu'bi

Founder and CEO

Fawaz founded Accelerator in 2004 with a vision to help build best-of-breed ventures in the information and communications technology value chain in the Arab world. Fawaz, who continues to be Accelerator's CEO, has been at the forefront of the Arab region’s technology development efforts over the past 15 years.

Before founding Accelerator, Fawaz served as Jordan's Minister of Information and Communications Technology. He led efforts to modernize government across all public institutions, and undertook the liberalization of Jordan's telecommunications sector, the first in the region to do so. In recognition of his efforts, he was awarded the regional ITP e-Visionary Award in Dubai in 2002.

Between 1985 and 2000, Dr. Zu'bi co-founded and managed Adritec Group International, a manufacturer of modern irrigation systems, with global presence having manufacturing presence in 8 countries and exporting to more than 70 markets.

He was a founding member of the Jordan Trade Association, the Jordan Quality Association, Jordan’s Young Entrepreneurs Association and Young Presidents Organization. He served on HM King Abdullah’s Economic Consultative Council, was a member of the Board of the King Abdullah II Fund for Development, and a member of the Board of Trustees of Princess Sumaya University for Technology in Jordan. He also served as Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Jordan Education Initiative, and was a member of the Board of Directors of the Arab Jordan Investment Bank. He is a director on the Board of Endeavor Jordan and serves as director on several private sector companies in MENA, Europe and the US, mainly within the technology space. Fawaz holds a Doctorate in Mechanical Engineering from Duke University in the USA (1982), where he also earned his Bachelor and Masters degrees in engineering in 1978 and 1979 respectively.