The Sharjah Entrepreneurship Center (Sheraa) and Sharjah Youth Council (SHJYC), have come together to host their first ever workshop series. Set to take place from June 22nd to July 6, 2019, the 9-part series will provide aspiring entrepreneurs the opportunity to enhance their skills, share knowledge, and support each other; further building a vibrant entrepreneurship ecosystem.

Taking place over a course of 3 weeks (7 workshops and 2 talks), the workshops core objective is to generate tech-enabled solutions for existing real-world problems. Attendees will learn and understand how to validate their ideas through various tools such as the business model canvas, value proposition, customer interviews, and competitor analysis. Additionally, they will also identify key steps required to launch a tech-enabled start-up.

Najla Al Midfa, CEO of Sheraa said, “ We pride ourselves on being present during these moments of community building, where new paths for entrepreneurs are paved, and genuine relationships with like-minded parties are developed. One of the key themes of the Sharjah Youth Council has been entrepreneurship, and thus, this came as a natural partnership to help inspire and encourage the youth in their contribution towards the UAE’s future success.”

HE Saeed Al Nazari, The Director General of Federal Youth Authority, praised the role of the Sharjah Entrepreneurship Center (SHERAA) in empowering the aspired young people to acquire sustainable projects through a series of constructive and motivational ideas with high competitive capabilities, in order to keep up with the needs of society and have a positive impact in their communities.

Participants will also get to be a part of Sheraa’s monthly “From Idea to Startup Series”, an event that focuses on having a speaker share their entrepreneurial journey, discuss failures, and also provide insights on contributing to the overall entrepreneurship ecosystem of the UAE. Upon completion, all attendees will receive a certificate of completion from Sheraa and SHJYC.

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