As part of the worldwide initiative, Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW), Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar (VCUQatar) along with sponsor q.media, hosted its second annual student competition for creative business ideas as part of the program.
GEW is a global initiative that celebrates and encourages entrepreneurial ideas amongst young people.Established in 2006 and supported by some of the world’s biggest names in business such as Bill Clinton and Richard Branson, GEW aims to inspire young people everywhere through local, national and global activities that are designed to help explore their potential as self-starters and innovators.
To celebrate GEW, VCUQatar hosted their second student competition where students and graduates were encouraged to think of an innovative business idea and create a profitable business plans.Finalists of the competition presented their business plans to a panel of judges, which included Maha Al Obaidan, Marketing and Corporate Communications Director and Lucy Urwin, Marketing and Corporate Communications Manager from sponsor q.media and also sponsors from Hamad Bin Khalifa University and the Social Development Centre.
The winner, Malaz Elgemiabby, a student in the Masters of Fine Arts program at VCUQatar, was thrilled and stated that the prize money would be invested into expanding the business.
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