Qatar Science and Technology Park (QSTP) conducted a series of workshops on 15 November as part of the Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) marked this year with worldwide events that took place from 11 to 17 November. As a founding partner of the GEW initiative, for the first time in Qatar, QSTP organized activities that were formally part of this international effort.
The main objective of the GEW initiative is to inspire people across the world through local, national and global activities designed to help them explore their potential as entrepreneurs and innovators. The activities connect participants to potential collaborators, mentors and even investors, introducing them to new possibilities, exciting opportunities and creative ways of thinking.
The initiative kicked off in 2008, launched by former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown and Carl Schramm, the president and CEO of the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. Since then, it has grown to 115 countries, with nearly 24,000 partner organizations planning more than 37,000 activities that directly engage more than 7 million people.
During these workshops held at Crowne Plaza hotel in Doha, experts coming from start-up companies based at QSTP presented case studies of their companies’ formation and growth, fundamentals of their business model and factors of success to meet the challenges of an increasingly complex innovation environment. The distinguished speakers were: Omran Al Kuwari, Chief Executive Officer of GreenGulf Inc., a leading clean technology advisory and project development business; Mohamad Takriti, Partner and CEO of iHorizons, an ICT company that develops applications of modern information technologies in business and in human life; and Hussein AlNuweiri, President of Wimatek Systems, a developer of innovative wireless technology solutions.