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By Staff Writer, TradeArabia / ZAWYA
SOURCE: ZAWYA - UAE's Khalifa Fund calls entries for entrepreneurs contest
Pitch@PalaceGCC to encourage innovation among the youth and promote SMEs.
Khalifa Fund for Enterprise Development is inviting creative entrepreneurs to participate in the second edition of ‘Pitch@PalaceUAE’ and the first edition of ‘Pitch@PalaceGCC to encourage innovation among the youth and promote SMEs.
Pitch@Palace plays a vital role in supporting innovative enterprises and ideas at the local and regional levels, with the aim of forging a new generation of entrepreneurs from the UAE and the rest of the GCC while also fostering a culture of innovation and supporting the development of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) across countries in the region.
Both editions of Pitch@Palace are strategic partners of the ‘Pitch@Palace Global’ competition, which was launched in 2014 by Prince Andrew, Duke of York in the UK. The competition is a global platform for entrepreneurs and innovators to showcase their projects to a group of businessmen and executive heads of prestigious companies, to get the help and support to amplify their businesses. The call for entries will end on August 15.
Abdulla Al Darmaki, CEO of Khalifa Fund for Enterprise Development, said: “We look forward with confidence to the upcoming Pitch@Palace, which highlights Khalifa Fund for Enterprise Development’s commitment to instil a culture of entrepreneurship among Emiratis and Gulf residents while also promoting a culture of innovation and sustainable growth for SMEs that will further drive social and economic development.”