Concluding four months of vocation, experiential education and training in work readiness, financial literacy and entrepreneurship, high school and university students from 13 Arab nations will meet in Morocco from the 23rd to 25th October 2010 to contend for the ‘Company of the Year 2010’ award at the annual INJAZ al-Arab Young Arab Entrepreneurs Competition.
The INJAZ al-Arab Young Arab Entrepreneurs Competition has served as an annual platform for the past four years for students to cross cultures and meet with peers and professionals from all over the Arab world. Students from Jordan, Palestine, Lebanon, Kuwait, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Bahrain, Yemen, UAE, Egypt, Morocco and Tunisia were given the chance to meet a different Arab country each year to compete against each other in presenting their innovative ideas to a panel of judges and working towards winning the below awards:
|Winning team “ teen touch” from Injaz Palestine, Jordan Competition 2007||
Winning team “ GCT” from Injaz Kuwait, Oman Competition 2008
Winning team “ Al-Anamel Al Mubdiaah” from Injaz Oman, Lebanon Competition 2009
INJAZ al-Arab ‘Company of the Year 2010’ regional competition was first held in 2007 in Amman, Jordan under the patronage of HM Queen Rania of Jordan. Building on the remarkable success of this function that brought together a wide group of business professionals, entrepreneurs, teachers and student, INJAZ al-Arab duplicated the competition in Oman and Lebanon in 2008 and 2009 respectively.
As is the case in the lead up to the competition, a group of teachers, leaders and professionals from high-profile organizations pilot a panel of judges that works closely with INJAZ al-Arab to encourage and promote Arab youth and their entrepreneurial skills and drive. For the duration of the contest, the judges assess students’ products and services based on criteria that addresses marketing plans, management reports, thorough budgeting and environmental considerations.
This year the INJAZ al-Arab ‘Company of the Year 2010’ will span over two consecutive days in which students submit written reports and present their work before the judges, board members, teachers and colleagues. Students will also be interviewed at their company stands, where they will demonstrate their products and conduct interviews.
Middle East Partnership Initiative