The Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, in cooperation with the Smart Dubai Office, launched the second edition of the Dubai Smartpreneur Competition at the Chamber’s premises on Monday.
The competition gives entrepreneurs the opportunity to become part of Dubai’s transformation into a global benchmark smart city. It is open to all UAE-based entrepreneurs whose entries will be critiqued by a judging panel. Participants are required to submit their business ideas in line with the Smart Dubai dimensions that include smart economy, smart living, smart mobility, smart governance, smart environment, and smart people.
Participants who qualify will attend two full-day workshops on sector-specific training, mentorship, building relationships, and developing a full business plan. The first three winners will get a cash prize and the opportunity to join Tejar Dubai entrepreneurship development program for a year which will help them turn their business ideas into reality.
Last year, Dubai Chamber received 350 ideas during the first cycle of the Dubai Smartpreneur Competition.
The competition this year will take place under the umbrella of Dubai Start Up Hub, the official online hub of the Dubai startup and technology ecosystem, managed by the Dubai Chamber in collaboration with IBM.