Muscat: The National Business Centre (NBC), which pertains to the Public Establishment for Industrial Estates (PEIE), is all set to organise a series of events in line with the Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW 2018) next week under the theme of "Failure taught me".
The GEW events in Oman, which will kick off next Sunday at the Knowledge Oasis Muscat, come in line with the Sultanate’s celebrations of the 48th National Day.
“We are going to host GEW events for the sixth year in a row. The first day of the event will feature success stories of Omani entrepreneurs and an accompanying exhibition. A small and medium enterprise (SME) clinic will also be open during the week to offer consultations for the SMEs," Mulkie Al Hashmi, Director of Media and Marketing at NBC, said.
Moreover, the second day of GEW Oman 2018 will see the Mashura event, which will be held at the Riyada incubator to enhance entrepreneurship awareness among owners of SMEs,” she added.
“The Reyooq event will be held on the third day at Basta Majan Café, which will highlight employment challenges in SMEs. Reyooq events offer a platform for interactive discussions and an exchange of views on major sectors in the Sultanate and thus encourage entrepreneurs to start businesses in these sectors," she said.
An evening event under the title of "Speed Networking" will also take place on the third day. The event’s fourth day will witness a workshop on investment readiness, in addition to a discussion gathering called "Lamma", Al Hashmi added.
She said that NBC will organise the Start-up Weekend on Thursday, Friday and Saturday of next week. “This event will be organised for the second consecutive year. The event is a global programme that bring together designers, developers, marketers and start-up enthusiasts to share ideas, form teams, and launch start-ups."
"Start-up Weekend is a 54-hour weekend event that will kick off on November 15 at 5pm at NBC in the Knowledge Oasis Muscat" she added.
Around 20 consultants and experts in entrepreneurship will take part in this event. The event aims at promoting communication and an exchange of ideas and views between the participants. The programme will conclude with the selection of the three most viable and cost-effective ideas. Winners will receive gifts, as well as the opportunity to join NBC’s pre-incubation and incubation phases.
GEW is a global event celebrated by more than 160 countries worldwide. GEW is recognised as the world’s largest celebration of innovators and job creators who work together to help bring ideas to life, drive economic growth and expand human welfare. The event aims at connecting experts and entrepreneurs across Oman and sectors to unleash their ideas and transform innovative ideas into reality. It also aspires to encourage entrepreneurs in Oman to be more visible and help them in their efforts towards launch and scale.