Sharjah Entrepreneurship Festival 2019

Why aspiring entrepreneurs should take part in the region’s fastest growing entrepreneurship event:
Sharjah Entrepreneurship Festival 2019
Startups are given the chance to pitch their businesses to a panel of judges with ‘The 100k Competition’ and get selected for a chance to win up to AED 100,000 in cash.


Online registrations for Startup Town and the competition close on November 15th: http://sharjahef.com/tickets/

New inspirational sessions to help participants reach their full potential announced, in addition to a stage hosted by Mindvalley.
Sharjah Entrepreneurship Festival will take place on November 25th & 26th, at the Expo Center Sharjah and is sponsored by Emaar, Sharjah Media City and Khalifa Fund for Enterprise Development.

12th, November 2019 – Sharjah, United Arab Emirates: Sharjah Entrepreneurship Festival (SEF), organized by the Sharjah Entrepreneurship Centre (Sheraa), is offering a unique opportunity for aspiring entrepreneurs to compete in its ‘100k Competition’, as part of its Start-Up Town initiative. An impressive speaker line-up including Adwa Al Dakheel, founder and CEO of Falak Business Hub and Ns3a Recruitment, Taavi Roivas, Former Prime Minister of Estonia, one of the most digital societies in the world, Hadeel Ayoub, Founder of BrightSign, a wearable technology start-up developing enabling innovations to help people with speech disabilities, Svetlana Velikanova, Founder and CEO of Harbour.Space – a state-of-the-art university for technology, design and entrepreneurship, based in Barcelona and many more coming from across the globe with their profound expertise to contribute to SEF this year.
Startup Town exhibition and ‘The 100k Competition’
From motivational keynotes, knowledge-sharing panels, interactive discussions and workshops featuring both regional and international leaders to decision-makers from government, academia, technology, business and other key sectors, SEF 2019 is presenting powerful exposure opportunities for startups. With this, SEF 2019 is encouraging all entrepreneurs in the UAE and across the region to showcase their businesses at the Start Up Town exhibition area.
The startup package is open for registration till November 15th, which includes a 1×1 branded booth in Startup Town exhibition area, access to programs that help participants find future partners, investors, and mentors as well as the eligibility to participate in the 100K competition. The competition provides each registered startup the chance of speed-pitching their business to a panel of independent judges. Those selected will move to the finals where a winner will be chosen and awarded the prize of 100K AED.
New inspirational speakers announced by Sheraa
With the aim of guiding attendees and participants on their inner quest, leading them to find their motivations and greatest sources of inspiration to elevate the entrepreneurial experience, Sharjah Entrepreneurship Festival 2019 (SEF) is building a holistic ecosystem to foster and harness the talents of entrepreneurs, aspiring founders and the youth by providing an immersive experience.

Najla al Midfa, CEO of Sharjah Entrepreneurship Centre (Sheraa, the organizers behind SEF), said: “This year’s Sharjah Entrepreneurship Festival is focused on the entrepreneurs’ inner journeys, and on cultivating the right mindset that will enable founders to lead successful, enriched lives both personally and professionally. We aim to inspire a generation of conscious changemakers, who are able to align mind, body and spirit with their personal missions in order to create sustainable, long-term impact”.

New speakers include Christian Lindener, Managing Director of Wayra Deutschland, Hattaf Ansari, graduate of the American University of Sharjah and co-founder of New Zealand’s only under 35 investor network, Hadeel Ayoub, Founder of BrightSign, a wearable technology startup developing enabling innovations to help people with speech disabilities, Yassar Jarrar, co-founder of the Arabic portal for the Future of Government, Svetlana Velikanova, Founder and CEO of Harbour.Space – a state-of-the-art university for technology, design and entrepreneurship, based in Barcelona and many more coming from across the globe with their profound expertise to contribute to SEF this year.

These speakers complete an impressive speaker line-up headlined by Sheikha Shamma bint Sultan bin Khalifa Al Nahyan, Founder and CEO of Alliances for Global Sustainability and Founder of Circle of Hope Foundation, His Royal Highness Prince Khaled bin Alwaleed bin Talal, Founder and CEO of KBW Ventures, Grammy award-winning artist and entrepreneur, Akon and a stage hosted by Mindvalley, the world’s leading online personal growth platform.

SEF is held with the support of its strategic partners Emaar, Sharjah Media City and Khalifa Fund for Enterprise Development.
HE Khalid Omar Al Midfa, Chairman of Sharjah Media City (SHAMS), said “The Sharjah Entrepreneurship Festival has been instrumental in bringing together the entrepreneurial community under one roof. We’re happy to be a part of this ecosystem, that nurtures startups right from ideation to business setup and beyond.”
Mouza Al Nasri, acting CEO of Khalifa Fund for Enterprise Development added “The Sharjah Entrepreneurship Festival is a pioneering platform that brings together young people and entrepreneurs to share insights and exchange experiences, it helps young aspiring entrepreneurs turn their innovative ideas into quality projects that support the UAE’s economic development”.
The Sharjah Entrepreneurship Festival 2019 is a great avenue for entrepreneurs to find the means to succeed as a startup business in a fast-changing world economy.

What: Sharjah Entrepreneurship Festival 2019
When: Monday, November 25 and Tuesday, November 26
Where: Sharjah Expo Center
Speakers line-up across 5 stages: Sheikha Shamma bint Sultan bin Khalifa Al Nahyan, His Royal Highness Prince Khaled bin Alwaleed bin Talal, Akon, Mishal Kanoo, Muna al Gurg, Areije Al Shakar, Chris Gardner, Jonas Kjellberg, Arlan Hamilton, Dr. Shefali Tsabary, to name a few (biographies available on demand).
For more details, log on to: http://www. sharjahef.com.

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