Monday, 8 April 2013

Start-up entrepreneurship boot camp coming to Qatar

TRIBUNE NEWS NETWORK

DOHA the US Embassy and Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMUQ) partnered to launch ' 3-day startup ' (3DS), an American non-profit organization that empowers youth the next generation of business leaders.

Since its conception, five years ago are more than 2,500 3DS alumni world-wide events of 55 39 technology companies that collectively forward 9.5 million dollars in investment capital have started.

During the three-day Doha entrepreneurship boot camp worked together more than 40 students represent almost every University in Qatar to build innovative technology start-ups for Qatar and international markets.

Ambassador in Qatar he Susan L Ziadeh said, "to bear witness to the energy and innovation of these students is truly inspiring. The entrepreneurial spirit is the core of our common mission to cultivate participatory and prosperous communities.

Again, the youth of Qatar have shown that if you work hard and work together, anything is possible. " Students came to the program from a cross-section of disciplines-business, computer science, communication, law, design-diving in the entrepreneurship laboratory program that the real sensation and the challenges of launching a start-up simulated.

Carnegie Mellon Qatar ramped up the event by high-profile faculty mentor students throughout the weekend, including Dave Mawhinney Donald H Jones, Director of the Center for entrepreneurship, and Dr. Milton Cofield, Executive Director, undergraduate programs to join.

"We are proud to start the 3-day event for the first time have hosted in Doha.

Empowering our youth to active ingredients of the modern business society is the basis for the development of a knowledge-based economy. Each team demonstrated exceptional entrepreneurial skills and team work in three days. This program has many talented and energetic young people who want to help reaching Qatar National Vision 2030 through the creation and construction of new enterprises, brought together "said Thomas Emerson, professor and 3DS Organizer.

The chapter of entrepreneurs organization, led by Qatar President Khalifa al-Misnad, Qatari also successful entrepreneurs to mentor mobilized students on doing business in Qatar.

Online Assembly experience, mobile in-flight magazines, application for reservation of taxis in Qatar to a virtual market place for home catering-students came with innovative solutions using their business acumen and creative flair.

The high energy weekend culminated with students team "places" to a panel of experts and investors. Students demonstrated real prototypes for new technology startups in the hope of attracting investment from established entrepreneurs.

Kenrick Fernandes, Tidalal team member and Carnegie Mellon Qatar computer science student, expressed his excitement about winning the award 3DS team focus.

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