Second edition of Dubai Smartpreneur Competition gets underway
Now in its second edition, the Smartpreneur Competition is seeking creative business ideas in the categories of living, the economy, mobility, people, environment and governance.
“I would advise young entrepreneurs to register for the next edition with an idea that can make Dubai smarter as the Smartpreneur Competition is the perfect environment to launch new ground-breaking projects," Sebastian Stephen, who was a winner in the competition's first year, said. Stephen won first place at the launch edition for his online platform called LoadMe aimed at helping the Middle Eastern transporters market achieve better operational efficiency.
The launch edition of the competition was a success as the Dubai Chamber received 350 entries. Three winners were chosen to receive a cash prize and the opportunity to advance their business ideas through the Tejar Dubai entrepreneurship development program.
“This second session will keep the momentum and lead to generating excellent business ideas while encouraging young entrepreneurs to participate in Dubai’s strategic initiatives and contribute to the emirate’s efforts of creating happiness by adopting innovative technology while transforming Dubai into a smart city,” Essa Al Zaabi, senior vice president of institutional support sector for Dubai Chamber, said.