Launch of Dubai Smartpreneur Competition
The Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, in association with the Smart Dubai Office, launched the second edition of the Dubai Smartpreneur Competition and received applications until mid-april. The competition which will be featured at the Arabnet Digital Summit on May 17th includes Uae-based entrepreneurs and their business ideas within the following areas covered under the Smart Dubai mandate: smart economy, smart living, smart mobility, smart governance, smart environment, and smart people. A high-level jury panel will critique the entries, and participants who qualify will then attend a two-day workshop on sector-specific training, mentorship, building relationships, and developing a full business plan. This year, the competition is being held with the support of Dubai Start Up Hub, in collaboration with IBM, and the final pitches for the 10 finalists will be held at Arabnet Digital Summit 2017. The results will be announced in the closing ceremony, and the top three winners have the chance to win cash prizes worth AED 150,000 ($40,000) and the opportunity to join Tejar Dubai entrepreneurship development program for a year.