Sheraa Partners With Khalifa Fund to Bring Pitch@Palace Competition to the UAE

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Published October 1st, 2017 - 05:28 GMT
The Pitch@Palace UAE competition was divided into 2 stages with the first one ‘On Tour Abu Dhabi’ taking place on September 10th, 2017 at Khalifa University.
The Pitch@Palace UAE competition was divided into 2 stages with the first one ‘On Tour Abu Dhabi’ taking place on September 10th, 2017 at Khalifa University.

Sheraa partnered with the Khalifa Fund for Enterprise Development to bring the international competition Pitch@Palace to the UAE to support a growing talent pool of young innovators who are trying to make their mark in the UAE’s vibrant entrepreneurship scene. Established by The Duke of York, Pitch@Palace aims to help entrepreneurs build access and connectivity around the world and has helped over 350 businesses grow, with some now enjoying huge global success in less than three years.

The Pitch@Palace UAE competition was divided into 2 stages with the first one ‘On Tour Abu Dhabi’ taking place on September 10th, 2017 at Khalifa University. The second stage of the competition- On Tour Sharjah- took place in Sheraa on September 14th, 2017. The final pitch will take place on October 4th, 2017 at Emirates Palace hotel in Abu Dhabi.

The On Tour Sharjah stage resulted in four shortlisted startups out of over 20 pitches. The startups set to pitch in the final stage include Tawseel, a restaurant delivery solution app; Baqa, an online platform for flower arrangement vendors; Drones, a hardware and software solution for automated site visits; and Brailleye, technology that automatically turns any text into Braille. 

“Our collaboration with the Khalifa Fund for Enterprise Development in order to bring the acclaimed Pitch@Palace competition to the UAE is a major step forward for Sharjah entrepreneurs who will now have access to a global platform to build access and connectivity around the world,” said Ms. Najla Al-Midfa, General Manager at Sheraa. “At Sheraa, we always look for opportunities to use such strategic partnerships to grow the UAE’s entrepreneurship ecosystem and help local entrepreneurs, while supporting Sharjah’s status as a thriving hub for entrepreneurship.” 

The aim of the Pitch@Palace UAE tours in Abu Dhabi and Sharjah is to introduce Emirati entrepreneurs to the Pitch@Palace program, connect them to local stakeholders and receive mentoring to develop their businesses. There will also be a bootcamp which will train shortlisted entrepreneurs for the final event in Abu Dhabi.

Background Information

Sheraa (Sharjah Entrepreneurship Centre)

At Sheraa, we believe in human potential.

We have faith in humanity’s ability to generate positive change, and we are on a mission to unleash a generation of entrepreneurs who will build a better future for our societies and beyond.

Sharjah has long been known for its enterprising spirit. Over twenty years ago, His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Mohamed Al Qasimi, Ruler of Sharjah, envisioned this desert city as a center for education. Today, Sharjah is home to an ocean of young, innovative talent.

Khalifa Fund for Enterprise Development

Khalifa Fund was established in June 2007 by the virtue of the (Law 14 of 2005), as an independent, Not for Profit Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) Socio Economic Development agency of the Government of Abu Dhabi. The purpose of establishing the fund is to help develop local enterprises in Abu Dhabi by instilling and enriching the culture of investment amongst UAE nationals, as well as supporting and developing small to medium-sized investments in the Emirate. Khalifa Fund started with a total capital of AED 300 million, which was gradually increased to AED 2 billion and covering all the UAE.

ايران: نجاح اختبار صاروخين من طراز كروز قرب "هرمز"

Published February 23rd, 2019 - 09:57 GMT
القوات البحرية الايرانية تعلن نجاح اختبار صاروخيين من طراز كروز
القوات البحرية الايرانية تعلن نجاح اختبار صاروخيين من طراز كروز

أعلنت القوات البحرية الإيرانية نجاح اختبار صاروخيين من طراز كروز، هما قادر (250 كم) وقدير (300 كم)، في اليوم الثاني من مناوراتها قرب مضيق هرمز.

ونفذت وحدات المغاوير لسلاح البحر في اليوم الأول من مناورات "الولاية 97" عمليات برمائية جرى خلالها استخدام مختلف الأسلحة والأجهزة، بما فيها الزوارق السريعة والسفن الهجومية والبوارج الراجمة للصواريخ، صوب أهداف في السواحل الجنوبية للبلاد .

 

وتصدت قوات المغاوير للبحرية خلال المناورات لهجوم افتراضي كثيف للعدو الوهمي عبر استخدام استراتيجيات قتالية ورصد أمني وعملياتي للوحدات المتغلغلة قبل أن تحبط كل الأنشطة العملياتية والرصد للعدو الوهمي، وتمكنت بدعم و إسناد من وحدات الدفاع الساحلي من فتح نيران مدفعيتها الثقيلة والخفيفة على الأهداف المرسومة وإحباط تقدم وحدات العدو المهاجمة.

 وتستمر هذه المناورات ثلاثة أيام، حيث تشارك فيها اكثر من 100 قطعة بحرية لسلاح البحر التابع لجيش الجمهورية الإسلامية الإيرانية، تشمل بارجات هجومية ومدمرات قاذفة للصواريخ ولوجستية وغواصات ثقيلة وخفيفة وبرمائيات وطائرات ومروحيات بقيادة حاملة مروحيات "خارك".
وتجري مناورات "الولاية 97" للقوات البحرية للجيش في منطقة تبلغ مساحتها مليوني كيلومتر مربع من مضيق هرمز وسواحل مكران وبحر عمان وشمال المحيط الهندي.

 


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