Bedaya and Shell Announce ECQ 2014 Finalists
Oct 13, 2014
Eighteen successful teams from nine universities have made it through the semi-finals and are ready for the ‘Enterprise Challenge Qatar’ 2014
Doha, 5 November 2014: Eighteen successful teams from nine universities have made it through the semi-finals and are ready for the ‘Enterprise Challenge Qatar’ 2014 (ECQ), Grand Final competition that will be held on 15th November 2014 at Hamad Bin Khalifa University.
The Enterprise Challenge Qatar is an annual competition that encourages and inspires the entrepreneurial spirit among young people in Qatar. The competition was launched in October, with more than 700 students from schools and universities from across Qatar.
The two successful teams from each of the nine participating universities, which will move forward to the final competition are: Team Illusion and Tigers from Qatar University, The Entrepreneurs and Hawameet Ltd from Texas A&M University Qatar, UCLQatar1 and UCLQatar2 from the University College London Qatar, Smart Circle and Horizon from Stenden University Qatar, The Analysts and The Jockeys from Carnegie Mellon University Qatar, NUQ Wildcats and The Qatar Edge from Northwestern University Qatar, ALA and Unicorns from College of the North Atlantic Qatar, Ibn Adam and GU Team One from Georgetown University Qatar, Athena and SODA from Virginia Commonwealth University Qatar.
Since the launch of this year’s challenge, more than 100 volunteer mentors, the vast majority of whom are Qatari, have delivered coaching sessions on core business concepts, focusing on the computer-based business simulation, which evaluates the teams’ performance as a business in a competitive marketplace over a three-year period. Students also received mentoring on ethical business, which tests participants’ ability to balance the economic, environmental and social performance of their company.
Winners of the ECQ Universities Challenge will be honoured and awarded at the upcoming Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) gala dinner on 16 November. This year, GEW-Qatar is being held under the patronage of HE Sheikh Ahmed bin Jassim Al Thani, Minister of Economy and Commerce.
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