Sharjah to host largest entrepreneurship festival in the UAE

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Sharjah Entrepreneurship Center, Sheraa, conducted a press conference to announce the launch of the largest entrepreneurship festival in the UAE at the Sheraa Hub, American University of Sharjah in the presence of leading industry experts and strategic partners.

Celebrating and recharging the spirit of entrepreneurship, Sharjah Entrepreneurship Festival (SharjahEF) makes its grand debut in Sharjah this November, 2017.

SharjahEF, organized and led by Sheraa, is set to be held on 21st and 22nd November 2017 at the Sharjah Golf and Shooting Club. The UAE’s outstanding entrepreneurial environment will witness the largest and most innovative entrepreneurial event, providing a unique platform for global and local entrepreneurs, investors and innovators to explore its diverse and fertile ecosystem.

Sharjah Entrepreneurship Festival aims to celebrate entrepreneurship and gather all the key players to inspire, empower and connect.

The festival welcomes youth, entrepreneurs, government partners, potential investors and industry veterans from the global business community to experience the unique atmosphere of SharjahEF bringing together over 1500 attendees for two full days of inspiring conversations, empowering workshops, and the region’s 60 best startups showcasing at Startup Town.

The startups will also be pitching in the festival’s Pitch Competition for a chance to win up to AED 150,000, judged by an external committee of ecosystem leaders.

Najla Al-Midfa, General Manager at Sheraa commented, “Launching the inaugural edition of the Sharjah Entrepreneurship Festival is just one of the many ways Sharjah’s entrepreneurial ecosystem is coming together to fuel not just established startups but also aspiring entrepreneurs. This 2-day celebration of entrepreneurship aims to inspire new achievements, generate thought-provoking discussions, and rejuvenate the ecosystem’s spirit and passion for building a better future.”