Tejar Dubai entrepreneurship development programme, a Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry initiative, in cooperation with the Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority (DSOA), and Dubai Technology Entrepreneurship Centre (DTEC) hosted a workshop entitled ‘Entrepreneurship – The Road to Success’ at the Chamber premises on Wednesday for aspiring entrepreneurs in the field of digital technology.
With its focus on digital economy, the workshop familiarised the participants with the tools entrepreneurs need to have to succeed in the field of technology as it also shed light on the experts’ success stories and experiences in the field of innovation and digital technology, besides informing them about the services and objectives of the Tejar Dubai entrepreneurship development programme.
Speaking at the workshop, Jonathan Labin, Head of Middle East, North Africa and Pakistan, Facebook, spoke on how to manage the effect of websites on corporate culture, while Jean-Pierre Mondalek, UAE General Manager, Uber Technologies, discussed the challenges his company faced in the region, as Idriss Al Rifai, Founder and CEO, Fetchr, talked about the successful growth from an emerging company to a small or medium enterprise.
Welcoming the participants, Essa Al Zaabi, Senior Vice-President, Institutional Support Sector, Dubai Chamber, and General Coordinator of Tejar Dubai, stated that these informative workshops help upcoming Emirati entrepreneurs to enter the world of business. This is the sixth training workshop of the year and these workshops have thus far been attended by over 300 upcoming UAE entrepreneurs.
“At Tejar Dubai we are very keen to provide young Emiratis with all the support they need to implement their ideas and realise their goals of setting up an enterprise of their own. I call upon all the participants of the workshop to benefit from the speakers’ experiences and the processes they followed in the success of their business,” said Al Zaabi.
Under its three key pillars of assess, assist and attain, the Tejar Dubai initiative provides youth with access to an extensive development programme, including classroom learning, on-site training, mentoring and business advice, as well as networking opportunities with local and international business leaders and access to investment capital.
The Tejar Dubai initiative launched by Dubai Chamber offers a specialised programme and platform for youth to help them establish their own small-to-medium-sized businesses. With its commitment to the directives of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice-President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, which emphasises that entrepreneurship is the shortest route to a bright future, the training programme aims to find and train creative and commercially-minded youth to help them turn their business ideas into a reality.