Author : Dr. Shantanu shekhar
The Department of Business Studies organized a Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) 2017 with the purpose of acquainting students with the exciting world of entrepreneurship.
The GEW commenced on 14th November 2017 with the workshop ‘Innovation Camp’, conducted by INJAZ Oman. It was attended by students specializing in entrepreneurship this year. The workshop focused on generating creativity in students. The workshop facilitator, Mr. Sulaiman Al Mahrooqi, organized certain group activities, building on the creative and innovative ideas of the students, including activities for team skills and brain storming.
On 15th November 2017, the GEW made students aware of the hard work put in by the new age of entrepreneurs. Several budding young Omani student entrepreneurs exhibited their new business ventures at the forum. This was followed up with a presentation by Mr. Abdullah Al Barashdi of SMEF Oman, educating students about the importance of taking up entrepreneurship as a career, and its contribution to economic development. Mr. Abdullah also briefed students about the various funding schemes provided by SMEF to promote entrepreneurship ventures.