Tamkeen in entrepreneurship program deal
Manama , March 23, 2012
Tamkeen has inked a deal with Bahrain Chapter of the Entrepreneurs' Organisation (EO Bahrain) to propagate the concept and values of entrepreneurship to Bahrainis through the development of mentorship programmes and learning workshops.
'We are very proud to have partnered with Tamkeen in order to provide entrepreneurs of Bahrain with the help, support and direction they need,' EO Bahrain's president Abdulrahman Almoayed said commenting on the strategic partnership.
'Our efforts are dedicated to helping our members achieve their maximum potential while assisting the entrepreneurial community as a whole,' he noted.
'EO is today one of the largest organisations catering to entrepreneurs in the world, and the Bahrain chapter has played a big role in helping it get to where it is,' he added.
'Tamkeen is happy to provide the resources needed to ensure Bahrain's entrepreneurs receive the support,' Tamkeen chief executive Mahmood Al Kooheji said.
'Through the combination of learning events and mentoring opportunities, we hope to be able to make a noticeable difference in the operations of EO members and Bahrain's business community at large.
'Tamkeen has allocated nearly BD3.4 million ($9m) for 12 projects aimed at promoting entrepreneurship amongst Bahrainis.
'Nearly 3,000 Bahrainis have benefited from these programmes to date, which are run in collaboration with leading organisations such as the Supreme Council for Women, Bahrain Development Bank, Bahrain Business Incubation Centre and inJAz Bahrain,' he added.
EO Bahrain regularly holds various 'learning events' for its members and their guests in which leading business and inspirational speakers are invited to share their knowledge.
Some of the speakers engaged by the chapter include Warren McDonald, Sasha Strauss, Genevieve Bos, Nicola Tyler and Sam Horn.
Other than international speakers, EO Bahrain regularly holds local learning events such as organising meetings with leading company chief executives from which knowledge is gleaned.-TradeArabia News Service