Entrepreneurs crack open door for high schoolers
"The impact of entrepreneurship is still relatively small in Qatar, but its importance to becoming a knowledge-based economy is enormous," White said. "Each year the start-up community is growing."
Students got the chance to pitch their own ideas for products such as a custom-fit clothing app, do-it-yourself mobile phone covers, an app dedicated to finding sustainable office supplies, and a combination stress reliever and water bottle.
"The range of ideas was impressive today, and coming from young people still in high school," White said. "I think students who are younger and younger are beginning to see entrepreneurship as a great career option."
CMU-Q offers a series workshops geared toward introducing students to fields such as computer science, the biological sciences, business administration and information systems.