Startup Oman fea­tures two suc­cess­ful lo­cal en­trepreneurs

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Startup Oman (­tupo­, the sul­tanate's only plat­form cre­ated by en­trepreneurs for en­trepreneurs and the 'home of en­trepreneur­ship' in Oman has hosted the Au­gust edi­tion of Cari­bou Chats on Au­gust 9.

Cari­bou Chats is an ed­u­ca­tional pro­gramme de­signed specif­i­cally for Oman’s startup com­mu­nity. It aims to fully pro­mote the en­tre­pre­neur­ial lifestyle, with all of its daily hur­dles and learn­ings. Speak­ing on the Startup Oman stage was Fi­ras al Musafir, founder and CEO of In­no­va­tion Fac­tory, the first dig­i­tal man­u­fac­tur­ing plant in Oman. He has stud­ied physics and as­tron­omy and worked on dif­fer­ent in­no­va­tive projects in both the pri­vate and gov­ern­men­tal sec­tors in Oman.

Join­ing Musafir was Shar­ifa al Barami. Shar­ifa is the man­ag­ing di­rec­tor of Wadi Ac­cel­er­a­tor. She is a grad­u­ate of the Na­tional CEO pro­gramme, (Co­hort I), an en­trepreneur­ship de­vel­op­ment con­sul­tant, men­tor and busi­ness­woman with a per­for­mance ex­cel­lence track record span­ning over 16 years in both pub­lic and pri­vate sec­tors. Musafir said, “In­no­va­tion is a nat­u­ral tal­ent that ev­ery­one is ca­pa­ble of. At In­no­va­tion Fac­tory, we’re democratis­ing in­no­va­tion and meet­ing a clear need for an open source lab. How­ever, we see our­selves as part of the big­ger pic­ture of in­no­va­tion and en­trepreneur­ship. We look for­ward to cre­at­ing links with all the great work hap­pen­ing in the coun­try.”

Shar­ifa spoke about her ex­pe­ri­ences when she first es­tab­lished her com­pany. She said, “My top learn­ings in­clude fo­cus and grit. It’s im­por­tant to re­main fo­cused to achieve long term re­sults. Ad­di­tion­ally, per­sis­tence when be­ing faced by a chal­lenge is cru­cial since things won’t al­ways go your way, but you need to keep try­ing none­the­less.”

“Hav­ing both Shar­ifa and Musafir as speak­ers pro­vided im­mense value to our pro­gramme,” said Ali Daud, co­founder of Startup Oman. The next event will be on Au­gust 20 in In­no­va­tion Fac­tory in KOM. Reg­is­tra­tion is re­quired at my­mu­j­­tupo­

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