60 Teams Shortlisted to the Business Planning Phase of Mashroo3i Competition

Bahrain

Labour Fund “Tamkeen”, the Organizer of ‘Mashroo3i’ – a youth business plan competition – announced that 60 teams, out of 110 teams, have been qualified to continue on to the Business Planning phase after the successful completion of the Orientation Training Program.

Mashroo3i is a national platform for Bahraini youth aimed at promoting entrepreneurial values and supporting them in transforming their business ideas and dreams into feasible business plans. The competition targets youth aged between 18 to 30 years old who are passionate about entrepreneurship in order to cultivate and inspire the next generation of entrepreneurs and support the overall growth of the Kingdom’s economy.

“Mashroo3i aims to prepare the next generation and help them become successful entrepreneurs. We are proud of the caliber of teams involved in this year’s edition and are closely monitoring their progress as they creatively convert their ideas into businesses,” said the Manager of Youth Schemes at Tamkeen, Mr. Mohammed Ahmadi.

“This is the fourth edition of the competition and we are happy with the response received so far from the teams. All participating teams, which totals up to 110 teams, have successfully completed the Orientation Training phase; out of which 60 teams were shortlisted to continue on to the Business Planning Phase of the competition. The teams were shortlisted based on set guidelines including evaluation of business ideas and individuals characteristics,” he added.

The mentors involved in Mashroo3i play a major role in the competition this year, as they will be guiding the teams throughout the business planning and prototyping phases. The 13 mentors who are taking part in this year’s competition are: Mr. Khalid Al Qoud, CEO of Al Qoud Consultancy, Mr. Eyad Abdulla, Managing Director of WebAvenue, Ms. Doa’a Wahab from Salad Boutique, Mrs Eman Burashid from Keynotes Consulting, Ms. Esmahan Bokhowa, Financial Director for the Bokhowa Group, Mr. Moyez Kassam, Managing Director of 21st Century Consulting W.L.L., Mrs. Huda Radhi, Director of Daskalides Bahrain, Ms. Dina Shabib from Itejah Coaching, Mr. Safa Sharif, Founder of MASY Holdings, Mrs. Halel Engineer from Environment Arabia, Mr. Mohamed Bucheeri from Sketch Media, Mr. Mohammed Abdulla, CEO of 3D Speaking and Mr. Hamad Al Kooheji, Managing Director of KB Proto.

During this stage of the competition, the teams will be working very closely with the mentors for the duration of two months in order to develop their business plans. Thirty teams will make it to the next stage which is the Prototype Phase. The prototypes will then be exhibited during an event held in one of the shopping malls in July.

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