March 2016

Dubai Chamber Smartpreneur Competition Taps Budding Entrepreneurs for Smart City Solutions

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Dubai Chamber in partnership with the Smart Dubai Office has launched a new competition targeting young entrepreneurs and encouraging cross-sector engagement and cooperation towards Dubai’s smart city transformation.

The Smartpreneur Competition is designed with the aim to provide upcoming entrepreneurs the opportunity and inspiration to be part Dubai’s transformation to a global benchmark smart city, supporting the vision of Smart Dubai to make Dubai the happiest city on earth through technology innovation.

In addition to a grand prize competition, the program will provide mentorship and technical guidance to competing teams, based on three pillars to assessment, development and empower, entrepreneurs with a wide range of training and tips from experts in the field.

“Dubai is seeking to be amongst the top cities around the world in offering smart services adding that the competition is an opportunity for young entrepreneurs to think out of the box while supporting the vision of Smart Dubai,” His Excellency Hisham Al Shirwai, Director General of Dubai Chamber said.

Speaking at the launch event, Her Excellency Dr. Aisha bin Bishr, Director General of the Smart Dubai Office said, “Young entrepreneurs have an essential role to play in our smart city transformation. The new ideas, products and services contributed by these innovative individuals will improve daily life and enhance our position as a global competitive city, establishing Dubai as a leading Smart Economy.

“As the Smart Dubai Office, we are committed to supporting entrepreneurship across all sectors, and welcome programmes such as the Smartpreneur Competition to support and encourage entrepreneurship and innovation from all parties. Working together across all sectors, we can accomplish our smart city vision and contribute to making Dubai the happiest city on earth.”

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