Posted on April 15, 2019

Bedaya Center for Entrepreneurship and Career Development (Bedaya Center), the joint initiative by Qatar Development Bank and Silatech, has announced opening of registration for the local version of the world championship "Get the In-Ring," which will be hosted for the 4th consecutive year. This year two winners of the local edition will qualify to represent Qatar in the finals, which is scheduled to be held in Berlin, Germany from 17th till 19th June, 2019.

This year, Qatar Mall will host the local edition of the international championship at the iconic Oasis on the 28th of April where entrepreneurs will pitch their business ideas in a boxing ring in front of judges who will evaluate all contestants battling against each other in five rounds of 30-seconds each round.  This year’s edition in Qatar will witness the first bilingual competition in English and Arabic languages. A training workshop for participants will be held prior to the local competition.

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“Get in the Ring” is a global competition started in 2012 by the Erasmus Centre for Entrepreneurship in Holland and since then has grown to include more than 100 countries worldwide. Get in the Ring is one of most championship supporting for entrepreneurs and gives startups a podium to connect to capital, talent and expertise that is needed for accelerated growth.

On this occasion, Reem Al-Suwaidi, General Manager of Bedaya Center, said,” We have witnessed a strong turnout and active participation over the last three years in the local version of the "Get in the Ring" championship. Following the huge success we have had in the last three editions, we anticipate a stronger competition this year. To create an atmosphere of enthusiasm, we have collaborated with Qatar Mall to host the current version of  GITR’s local competition in the Oasis area, located at the center of the mall, as we seek through this competition and selected location to increase the level of community awareness about the importance of start-up projects and thereby  contribute to the development of business in Qatar and provide all means of assistance by attracting various active parties and capable individuals in the country and encourage them to support this growing sector.”

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