Injaz UAE is one of the world’s largest non-profit business education organization in partnership with Tejar Dubai organized an entrepreneurial competition in which ten student company teams from Emirati schools participated.
The awards ceremony was held at the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry on Thursday.
In this programme students learned how to set up and run their own business over 24 weeks and allowing them to achieve real life skill and attitudes needed for their future.
The Company of the Year award being presented to students from Dubai National School Barsha for their innovative smart parking idea.
Dana Hindi from DNS Twar school was presented with the CEO of the Year and students from DNS Twar won the Best Social Impact award for their project, La Securitie.
Judges included senior vice president of the Dubai Chamber of Industry and Commerce Essa Zaabi, director of corporate communications Honeywell Middle East Leigh-Ann Judd, head of CITI Global Subsidiaries Group, UAE and Iraq Shamsa Al Falasi.
The vice chairman of Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry Hisham Abdullah Al Shirawi described the competition as a great learning experience for business minded students who are keen to learn essential skills that will prepare them for a fast changing job market.
Injaz UAE’s private sector volunteers included members from CITI who mentored students over a 15 week period to help them conceptualize a business idea, raise capital, manage their startups and then liquidate to experience the entrepreneurial lifecycle.