The winning team took home a prize of QR 10,000 to support funding their business idea and its implementation within their school campus.
Second place was awarded to Al Guieria girls secondary School; while Umm Hakim girls School were awarded third place.
The ‘Enterprise Challenge Qatar’ programme has different tiers for high school and university students, and is made up of two parts comprising: the Ethical Business Challenge, which tests participants’ ability to balance the economic, environmental and social performance of their company; and the Business Simulation element which familiarises students with general business concepts from inception through to trading, finance, sales, marketing and production.
This year, to make the competition more challenging for school students, the ‘business pitching of ethical and original business ideas’ was introduced to the programme. This additional aspect of the programme saw the six finalist teams pitching their business concepts to a panel of expert judges, showing how they would start-up a small profitable business within their schools.
Commenting on the event, Mr. Saleh Al Khulaifi, Board member of Bedaya Center – Head of Business Development at Qatar Development Bank, said: “Entrepreneurship is the future for Qatar, and at Bedaya we believe that encouraging young people to consider entrepreneurship will help create a thriving private sector and ensure its sustainability for future generations”