The Khalifa Fund for Enterprise Development (KFED) has organized a workshop for Emirati entrepreneurs to encourage them to take part in the Pitch@Palace UAE competition’s 3rd edition, in partnership with Dubai SME. The venue of the workshop was the Hamdan Innovation Incubator of Dubai SME and was attended by SME owners and Emirati entrepreneurs to make workshop vibrant.
According to Zawya, the workshop demonstrated the government’s efforts and enthusiasm to develop partnerships to expand and support the entrepreneurship culture across UAE. It gave valuable information to the participants on the competition and its various stages, at the presence of Abdulla Al Shimmari, one of the winners from the competition’s second edition.
The Acting Chief Executive Officer at Khalifa Fund, Mouza Al Nasri, has expressed her enthusiasm towards the robust ties between Dubai SME and the Fund. She addressed the significance of collaboration between different local and federal government entities and the private sector to improve the entrepreneurship scene in the country.
Al Nasri also praised the workshop for its role as an ideal platform to fuel the communication with Emirati entrepreneurs at the verge of the competition.
The Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Dubai SME, Saeed Al Marri, highlighted the eagerness of his organization to increase collaboration with the partners, especially the Khalifa Fund. He is hopeful that Dubai SME will continue to preserve its strategic cooperation with KFED in promoting various entrepreneurship activities in the region. He believes the Pitch@Palace UAE competition is a great opportunity for the young Emirati entrepreneurs to move closer towards their professional ambitions.
The Pitch@Palace UAE competition was launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Force, in 2016. H.R.H Prince Andrew, Duke of York in the United Kingdom, was also present during the launch event.