This year, the Junior Achievement chapter in the Middle East has picked Egypt for its annual Young Arab Entrepreneurs Competition taking off on November 20th.
School and university students across 10 Arab countries are in for a sizzling event, as INJAZ Al-Arab, a member of Junior Achievement Worldwide (JA), is hosting its 11th Annual Young Arab Entrepreneurs Competition in the country of pharaohs.
Kick-starting on November 20th and 21st, the event will be held at the Four Seasons Hotel at Nile Plaza, where the Injaz regional awards, as well as the 2017 FedEx Access Award, Citi Client Focus Award, and the MBC Al Amal Pitch of the Year Award will be given.
“For the past 10 years, in the INJAZ Annual Young Arab Entrepreneurs Competition, I witnessed students from all around the Arab world presenting new innovative projects that had huge social and economic impact. We are dedicated to empower and encourage those students to help bring their projects to life,” says Akef Aqrabawi, INJAZ Al-Arab’s President and CEO. “I am confident that one day we will witness one of the winners of the INJAZ Entrepreneurs among the Fortune Global 500,” he adds.
With more than 400 guests, the event also invites Sheikh Khaled Bin Zayed Al Nehayan, Founder and Chairman of Bin Zayed Group, Sheikha Hessa Bint Khalifa Al Khalifa, Chaiperson of Al Salam Bank, Dr.Yehia Al Khobar, Saudi Arabian Minister of Education, and Ashessh Advani President and CEO of JA Worldwide.
Launched in 2007 to enhance the Arab youth entrepreneurial skills and create job opportunities in the market, the INJAZ Al Arab Competition for Young Entrepreneurs is being hosted in Egypt for the first time ever, a culmination of the efforts of more than 80 participating students from Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Kuwait, Lebanon, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Saudi Arabia and Tunisia.
“We are proud that Egypt, the largest Arab country, will host the annual competition. For the past 14 years and in collaboration with the Ministry of Education, INJAZ Egypt has been able to train more than 600,000 students in 330 schools and 32 universities,” says INJAZ Egypt Founder and CEO Dina El Mofty. “Our vision is to change the lives of those students, empower them, and provide them with the skills and knowledge they need to become the leaders of tomorrow. This is also done through the Young Arab Entrepreneurs Competition, where we challenge them to use the skills and knowledge they acquired to create truly innovative companies.”
Find out more about the Injaz Al Arab competition here.
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