Oman Chamber of Commerce launch international partnership

Oman Connect offers businesses support in local, world markets

DES MOINES, Iowa (April 22, 2016)  The Oman Chamber of Commerce and Industry (OCCI) and gooidev, American software development and marketing company, announced the launch of a new partnership to increase the international presence of Oman’s businesses and markets.

Their Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) says OCCI has selected the Oman Connect platform for its Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SME) incubation platform. An initial 5,000 businesses are to be loaded onto the platform during 2016.

In total, the OCCI involves about 125,000 businesses in Oman, and the target after the initial phase is to make the platform available to them all.

The MOU says Oman Connect will be within gooidev’s M Connect, a merged social media platform and business incubator, to accelerate startups and support existing SMEs and new companies wishing to join the Oman marketplace. It has a strong international footing and companies will be supported with international marketing and P.R. resources.

Paul N. Greenwood, gooidev CEO and chairman, said, “Oman Connect will be a launch platform for businesses wishing to reach outside their own domestic markets. We can really put the SME’s on the world map and will be designing international marketing strategies for the Oman Chamber members. You can see new customers in the US and Europe having exposure to Omani based companies and products.

“This is a very exciting opportunity to showcase the country. We are aiming to tell this story on Wall Street: Oman is open for business.”

Chamber Board member Ahmed Abdul Kareem Al Hooti, who chairs OCCI’s committees on Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises and international relations, added, “Oman Connect compliments many of our existing initiatives. Their international perspective is a real opportunity for Chamber members to get a bite of the bigger global marketplace.” He added that the Chamber is expecting the companies to see exponential growth.

When mature, the program will have three levels of participation – Silver, Gold and Elite – each with great benefits, Hooti noted. All levels will include listings on the platform and in appropriate international marketing and public relations campaigns

About the Oman Chamber of Commerce and Industry

OCCI, established in 1973, is a public utility establishment that aims at regulating commercial and industrial interests and protecting them in different fields. It works to activate the economic work in the sultanate by performing different development plans that aim at diversifying national income sources. It consists of a General Assembly that includes all affiliated members and provides direction to a 15-member Board of Directors. For more information, visit www.chamberoman.com.

About gooidev
gooidev is a global team of digital specialists who provide support for app and web development on both Android and iOS platforms. Its team’s members apply global resources and expertise to seamlessly manage development and expedite results for small and midsized businesses that want to outsource this segment of their operations. Headquartered in Chennai, India, and Des Moines, Iowa, USA, gooidev uses an Agile working process. For more information, visit http:// gooidev.com/index.php

gooidev names Thobith Abraham as Executive V.P.

“Passionate” entrepreneur to support SME businesses, students in India with I Connect platform

CHENNAI, India (May 4, 2016)  gooidev has named Thobith Abraham executive vice president – business development for its I Connect incubation and business platform in India.

“Thobith is a young, energetic and accomplished young man with a passion for helping and starting fertile small and midsized enterprises (SME) and student communities,” says gooidev chairman and CEO Paul N. Greenwood.

“I am excited to join the gooi family and continue to do what I do best,” says Abraham. “I Connect as a platform comes with a novel blend of nurturing business on its own ground with its own folks for the world. It is going to serve the SMEs and Student Community alike. I will be leading the development of International business for I Connect in various parts of Asia and alongside will work with the younger generation to connect it to entrepreneurial opportunities via I Connect.”

A software engineer and team leader, Abraham has founded two tech startups and worked with several others in India and overseas, concentrating on helping organizations scale up their global presences, He began leading and organizing social and business events when he was 13.

“He has an unquenchable enthusiasm and passion for people, product and technology,” says Greenwood.

“I realized the extent of equilibrium that needs to be maintained between society and business to make commerce successful,” says Abraham, who holds a Master’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Madras. He specializes in software/product development, international strategic alliances, sales and marketing and networking. He is also a motivational speaker and community-building enthusiast.

“We are living in an exciting economic period,” Abraham says. “Historically, we have been through various economic shifts and gained enough experience to deliver to the next generation. Until a few decades back, those experiences and innovations were carried forward by a few daring souls called entrepreneurs. Now, with the engagement of deeply experienced businessmen, who have realized the significance of the younger generation getting started, we are able to see the silicon valley brimming with young and innovative entrepreneurial minds.

“As Paul nicely put it, ‘Why shouldn’t there be a silicon valley every few miles around the globe?’ I see that even a speck of such thought means a uniform growth and opportunity for all of us. So, as a person who started as a leader at an early age, I have very strong experience and belief that getting started with a business means expanding the extent of our mind, which leaves us with a sense of consummated living. I see a great fit with Paul’s vision and his vibrant team.”

About gooidev
gooidev is a global team of digital specialists who provide support for app and web development on both Android and iOS platforms. Its team’s members apply global resources and expertise to seamlessly manage development and expedite results for small and midsized businesses that want to outsource this segment of their operations. Headquartered in Chennai, India, and Des Moines, Iowa, USA, gooidev uses an Agile working process. For more information, visit http:// gooidev.com/index.php

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