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INJAZ Kuwait gears up for INJAZ Al-Arab young entrepreneurs Regional Competition
November 19, 2017, 4:51 pm
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INJAZ Kuwait is currently preparing for participating in the 11th Annual INJAZ Al-Arab Young Entrepreneurs Regional Competition, to be held, at the Four Seasons Hotel Nile Plaza, Cairo- Egypt on 20 and 21 November.

As usual, the competition will witness participation of the winning teams at the Company Program Competition (CPC) from all over the Middle East and North Africa, that includes 17 teams from 10 countries; namely Kuwait, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia,  Egypt, Palestine, Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria, Lebanon and  Oman, where students will compete and showcase their knowledge and understanding of companies’ establishment, marketing, and profit making, to a panel of distinguished businessmen and leaders from the Arab region.

INJAZ Kuwait will participate in this competition, representing Kuwait, with two companies 'Agrivage' for high school category, and 'Youth Creation' for university category, both teams were winners of ‘Best Student Company of the Year 2017’ in INJAZ Kuwait Company Program Competition.

“Agrivage” is a startup business created by a group of Kuwaiti students, aim to help the environment by recycling the food waste and turn into a usable rich soil. The project supervision was handled by Othman Boodai, who is a previous INJAZ Kuwait student and one of the founders of Green Target Company, which won the first place in the INJAZ Al- Arab Regional competition for 2008.

“Youth Creations”, is a company established by university students to offer innovative products and entertainment solutions to raise awareness among the society by giving exciting tips and challenges. They launched its first product, an entertaining game called “Bo Tambeh”. The project supervision was done by Mr. Abdullateef Al-Sharikh, Head of Corporate Communications at Alghanim Industries, in coordination with Dr. Samar Baqir from Kuwait University.

Through the competition process, participating teams will have to present their ideas to the panel of independent and carefully selected judges, who will base their decisions on student’s creativity, delivering successful vision for innovative ideas, their ongoing commitment towards their business, and professionally executing it.

The program consists of four main stages, including handing a report that discusses the various stages students underwent in establishing and managing their companies, discuss the different challenges that they had to overcome to keep the business progressing, a visit by the judges to their booths to check their progress. Lastly, the participating companies will have to meet with the judges individually to further discuss their developments.

INJAZ Kuwait CEO, Laila Al Mutairi said: “INJAZ Kuwait has always been keen to participate in various Arab competitions, an act that helps supporting young Kuwaitis capabilities and skills and enhance their practical experience, through dealing with other students from different countries with different background”.

“Agrivage and Youth Creations are among the strongest teams participating in the regional competition, both are so committed and excited to be part of such a renowned competition. We wish them both all the best and wish other participating teams the best of luck as well,” added Al Mutairi.

The INJAZ Al-Arab Young Entrepreneurs Competition was established in 2007 and is recognized as the region’s leading entrepreneurship competition for Arab youth. Since its inception, the annual event has been hosted by various INJAZ Al-Arab member nations including Oman, Lebanon, Morocco, Kuwait, Jordan, Qatar and now Egypt for the first time. To find out more about INJAZ Al-Arab Young Entrepreneurs Regional Competition, you can follow through #YECINJAZ.

Since 2005, INJAZ-Kuwait has reached over 54,336 students from 129 educational institutions, thanks to 4,859 volunteers—and growing. INJAZ Kuwait connects corporate volunteers to mentor youth in collaboration with the privet sectors and organizations, who have provided their professional experience in the financial literacy, entrepreneurship and business management fields. INJAZ Kuwait continues to equip and support youth, to ensure a more prosperous future for generations to come.

 

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