By Tamara Pupic
Dubai Smartpreneur Competition winners to join Dubai Chamber’s Tejar Dubai programme
The Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Smart Dubai Office have launched the second edition of the Dubai Smartpreneur competition.
The Dubai Smartpreneur Competition is open to all UAE-based entrepreneurs whose business proposals are in line with the Smart Dubai dimensions, namely smart economy, smart living, smart mobility, smart governance, smart environment, and smart people.
Participants who qualify will attend two full-day workshops on sector-specific training, mentorship, building relationships, and developing a full business plan.
The first three winners will get a cash prize and the opportunity to join Tejar Dubai entrepreneurship development programme for a year.
During the launch event, Essa Al Zaabi, Senior Vice-President, Institutional Support Sector, Dubai Chamber, and General Coordinator of Tejar Dubai, lauded the commitment of Dubai Chamber’s Tejar Dubai entrepreneurship development programme in harnessing the potential of young Emirati entrepreneurs.
The programme is designed to support nascent entrepreneurs by providing them with training, mentorship and access to new opportunities, helping them to take their first steps into the business world.
Last year, Dubai Chamber received 350 innovative ideas during the first cycle of the Dubai Smartpreneur Competition.
The competition this year will take place under the umbrella of Dubai Start Up Hub, the official online hub of the chamber’s start-up and technology ecosystem, managed by the Dubai Chamber in collaboration with IBM.