Posted on November 27, 2018

With the aim to offer growth paradigms to new age entrepreneurs, Qatar Development Bank (QDB) hosted the “Young Entrepreneur Exhibition” at Doha Festival City on November 22 and 23, 2018. 

The hosting of the ‘Young Entrepreneur Exhibition” follows the successful launch of the “Young Entrepreneur” program, in collaboration with Qatar Scientific Club, aimed at encouraging entrepreneurship and trade to school students who will lead the future and to emphasize and nurture the entrepreneurial spirit in the new generations.

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The Young Entrepreneurs program achieved its goal by providing an integrated business environment where youth were able to innovate and create in a competitive business environment. The program consisted of workshops as well as trainings, which was followed by a competitionfor the younger generation targeting young entrepreneurs and attracted them to the field to present their ideas and projects, which qualified the winners to have the priority to showcase and sell their products on MATAJERCOM online shop, as well as showcasing their products during the exhibition.

The target audience of the “Young Entrepreneur” program included students between the ages 12 - 15 years (6thgrade to 9thgrade students) from independent and private schools in the state of Qatar, and the members of the Qatar Scientific Club.

On the launch of this program, Mr. Ibrahim al-Mannai, Executive director of Advisory and Incubation at QDB, said: “QDB’s endeavor is in close conjunction with our vision to offer poised platform to our talented youth. Time and again, they have surprised us with their path breaking ideas and this event further accentuated their growth paradigms and offered them a greater avenue to showcase their hidden talent. Such events also help in honing the skills of young minds at work and give them an opportunity to network with the experts in the various fields to filter their ideas as per the changing market dynamics.”

He added: “This initiative reflects QDB’s efforts in supporting startups and aspiring entrepreneurs to contribute effectively in the sustainability and diversification of the national economy, which is in line with Qatar’s National Vision 2030, as well as creating a knowledge-based economy by empowering Qatari entrepreneursand assist SMEs to overcome the obstacles they face.”

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The program provided an open floor for the youth to showcase their ideas and projects. It supported young entrepreneurs, engaged and attracted them to the entrepreneurial scene in the country. The event also fostered the entrepreneurial awareness within the young population of Qatar. All in all, it offered a tremendous opportunity to network and grow for the participating entrepreneurs.