In a dream-come-true scenario for many young and aspiring entrepreneurs throughout the Middle East, Injaz Al Arab organized an event earlier in Nov 27 to recognize the contribution from these bright young minds that could spearhead the region’s startup revolution one day.

The 12th Annual Young Arab Competition (YEC) specifically focused on the achievements of students that participated in Injaz Al Arab’s company program. Held at the Jumeirah Messilah Beach Hotel & Spa in Kuwait, the two-day event was action-packed as anticipated and portrayed a bright future for the entrepreneurship scene in the Middle East.

The winning teams were awarded by a collective of multiple renowned brands such FedEx, Citi Foundation, Boeing, MBC Al Amal, and of course, Injaz Al Arab, which happens to be a member of the Junior Achievement Worldwide (JA).

“You are now part of an alumni network with over a 100 million living alumni around the world. The Junior Achievement alumni network now has business leaders, political social entrepreneurs, corporate executives and job creators all over the world.”

During his speech at the event, Asheesh Advani, CEO at Junior Achievement Worldwide, encouraged the winning teams and their fellow participants by saying: “You are now part of an alumni network with over a 100 million living alumni around the world. The Junior Achievement alumni network now has business leaders, political social entrepreneurs, corporate executives and job creators all over the world.”

Bahrain did exceptionally well in the competition as both the “University Product of the Year Award” and “High School Company of the Year Award” were brought home by two teams from the Kingdom under the mentorship of Injaz Bahrain.
The award for the best University Product of the Year was won by TaaWin, a company launched by a group of students representing the Royal University for Women. TaaWin focuses on delivering innovative solutions to help users get around the commonly encountered issue of scarcity of space.

Meanwhile, the bright young minds representing the Shaikha Hessa Girls School won the High School Company of the Year award because of their “Knowledge Hunt” mobile app designed to enhance learning, teaching, and development of soft skills.

Noor Faqihi

Noor Faqihi

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