NBC to host Global Entrepreneurship Week 2018 events next week

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The National Business Centre (NBC), which pertains to the Public Establishment for Industrial Estates (PEIE), is set to organise a series of events in line with the Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW 2018) next week under the theme of ‘Failure taught me’.

The GEW events in Oman, which will kick-off next Sunday at the Knowledge Oasis Muscat, come in line with the sultanate’s celebrations of the 48th National Day, according to a press release.

Giving further details on the event, Mulkie al Hashmi, director of media and marketing at NBC, said, “We are going to host GEW events for the sixth year in a row. The first day of the event will feature success stories of Omani entrepreneurs and an accompanying exhibition. An SME clinic will also be present during the week to offer consultations for the SMEs. Moreover, the second day of GEW Oman 2018 will see Mashura event which will be held at Riyada incubator to enhance entrepreneurship awareness among owners of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs).”

“Reyooq event will be held on the third day at Basta Majan Café, which will highlight employment challenges in SMEs. Reyooq events offer a platform for interactive discussions and exchange of views on major sectors in the sultanate and thus encourage entrepreneurs to start businesses in these sectors. An evening event under the title of ‘Speed Networking’ will also take place on the third day. The event’s fourth day will witness a workshop on investment readiness in addition to a discussion gathering called ‘Lamma’,” she added.

Mulkie added that National Business Centre will organise Startup Weekend on Thursday, Friday and Saturday of next week. “This event will be organised for the second consecutive year. The event is a global programme that brings together designers, developers, marketers and startup enthusiasts to share ideas, form teams, and launch startups. Startup Weekend is a 54-hour weekend event that will kick off on the November 15 at 4pm at NBC in the Knowledge Oasis Muscat.

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