YAL holds first entrepreneurship event
Manama, November 15, 2011
Young Arab Leaders (YAL) Bahrain held its first event marking the commencement of Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW ) 2011, Mentorship Madness, yesterday (November 14).
A total of 60 aspiring Bahraini entrepreneurs were offered the chance to meet and interact with successful entrepreneurs who were mentors for the night at an informal networking dinner held in the Capital Club at the Bahrain Financial Harbour, a statement from the company said.
The aspiring attendees interacted and networked with 11 successful entrepreneurs including Khalid Al Muharraqi, founder and chief creator of Muharraqi Studios; Zahra Taher, managing director of FinMark Communications; and Deena Al Ansari, managing partner at The Mobile Spa, at a roundtable setting.
The event provided an ideal opportunity to explore the process of opening business and drawing upon the mentors’ various experiences. In addition, participants received first-hand insight and advice on developing their own business ventures.
Next in the lineup of GEW 2011 events is ‘turn your talent into a career’ which will take place at the Obai & Hill offices today (November 15), the statement said.
‘Start up circuit’ will follow tomorrow (November 16) and give budding entrepreneurs a step-by-step guide through the legal processes to be followed to start a business.
The event will conclude on November 17 with an interactive presentation given by one of the region’s top entrepreneurs, Talal Abu-Ghazaleh, founder and chairman of the Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Organisation at the Sheraton Hotel.
This is the third year that YAL Bahrain has organised GEW in Bahrain, a world-wide initiative celebrated by over 120 countries across the world which supports YAL’s aim to create a culture of entrepreneurship in the Arab world, it said. – TradeArabia News Service