INJAZ Bahrain hosts The Company Competition for high school students

Startup MGZN was delighted to meet with a young, ambitious and energetic team from Bahrain Bayan School that participated and won the first place in “The Company” competition run by Injaz Bahrain. The winning team was selected based on the scores provided by a judging panel, which consisted of professionals from several entities in Bahrain. The team received the trophy from Sheikha Hessa Bint Khalifa Al Khalifa, Executive Director of inJAz Bahrain.

Although all team members are in their 11th grade, the way they spoke and the knowledge they have about various business topics such as finance, manufacturing, marketing and management was impressive.

The Company Competition

The competition is broken into four stages, each stage is designed to evaluate the acquired skills, knowledge and lessons the students have learned from the programme. The stages are assessed and rated by a panel of judges, formed from members representing different working sectors. This year 13 teams from 8 secondary government schools, one team from a private school, two centers and two universities participated in the competition.

The team is now set to represent inJAz Bahrain and the Kingdom at the regional inJAz competition taking place in the United Arab Emirates in October this year.

Moving Customizable Comforts

This is the name of the company those young students formed to participate in the competition. They aim to become the premier provider of customizable transportable products in Bahrain by providing high-quality products with excellent customer support and service.

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The product they developed “myTray” is a portable tray that when closed can be carried as a bag. When the tray is placed on the lap, a comfortable pillow prevents any pressure from bothering the user, and if tired can be easily flipped to become a pillow to sleep on. The tray has a pocket that allows easy access when in use, or it can be zipped up to prevent anything from falling when in motion.

The product might sound simple, but the overall process this team has gone through and the professional skills they have gained cannot be delivered through textbooks. The team fully grasped concepts such as outsourcing, product development, customer demand, and most importantly business flexibility and agility.  Since they developed their first product, they took it further by introducing different generations based on customer demand and their own research. They also started building customized products to customers, WOW !

We must congratulate Injaz Bahrain for this program, which is developing the skills of the younger generation and nurturing entrepreneurship at a very young age. This program is not only creating entrepreneurs, its actually creating change agents whom we believe will transform Bahrain and make it a very competitive country.

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