SHARJAH – With an internationally-renowned line-up of greater than 50 audio system comprising the world’s main ethnologist, a Nobel laureate, social entrepreneurs, CEOs, and life coaches, the area’s fastest-growing competition celebrating entrepreneurs – the Sharjah Entrepreneurship Competition (SEF) organised by the Sharjah Entrepreneurship Heart (Sheraa), will open in a novel digital format unfold over 5 days from December 6 – 10.
The fourth version of Sheraa’s annual flagship occasion might be free to attend and held absolutely on-line. The five-day competition agenda will embody ten knowledge-sharing panel discussions, 5 interactive workshops, and 9 inspiring keynote classes.
Held beneath the theme, #BeTheHero, SEF seeks to inspire and encourage extra socially aware entrepreneurs to make an impression on their communities and construct a greater future collectively. Bringing collectively and celebrating the changemakers, SEF has opened its digital doorways to focus on a worldwide viewers of younger changemakers, ecosystem leaders, and entrepreneurs.
Study from probably the most highly effective voices of change
SEF 2020 will ship a full programme of inspiration and motivation to anybody throughout the globe because the occasion goes on-line for the primary time ever.
Day 1: Making an impression
Following the opening keynote addresses by Sheikha Bodour bint Sultan Al Qasimi, Chairperson, and Najla Al Midfa, CEO, Sharjah Entrepreneurship Heart – Sheraa, legendary changemakers will lead the panel classes on Day 1 to underline what it takes to make a significant impression.
Muhammad Yunus, Nobel Peace Laureate 2006 and Founder, Grameen Financial institution; Jacqueline Novogratz, Founder and CEO, Acumen; Badr Jafar, CEO, Crescent Enterprises and President, Crescent Petroleum; are the distinguished panellists for ‘The Butterfly Effect: How Everyone can be a Changemaker’. Moderated by Muna Al Gurg, Director of Retail, Easa Saleh Al Gurg Group, the session will discover how new challenges can spur artistic options and the way even the smallest thought mixed with intent, introspection, and willpower could be a transformative supply of constructive change.
The speaker line up for ‘Conscious Capital: Investing in the Next Generation of Changemakers’ options Anousheh Ansari, CEO, Xprize, and first feminine personal area explorer; Dimple Sahni, Managing Director, Influence Funds Portfolios – Anthos Fund and Asset Administration; and Ned Tozun, CEO and founding father of d.gentle. Sonia Weymuller, Founding Accomplice, VentureSouq, will average the session.
The third session of the day titled ‘Building Startup Ecosystems That Nurture Heroes’ is led by Dina H Sherif, Government Director, Legatum Centre for Improvement & Entrepreneurship at MIT and co-founder, Forward of The Curve.
Within the Fireplace Chat session titled ‘Our Future: A Collective Responsibility’, HE Sheikh Fahim Al Qasimi, Government Chairman of the Division of Authorities Relations (DGR), will interact in a stimulating dialog with Jane Goodall, Ethologist and Conservationist.
Day 1 will conclude with the announcement of the winners of the UCAN Startup Awards, launched earlier this yr by Sheraa in partnership with the Ubuntu Love Problem. 4 winners who’ve accelerated the event of distinctive well being tech and meals tech options will share key insights into their startup journeys.
Day 2: Discover your edge
In a 90-minute teaching session titled ‘Money and Abundance: The Tipping Point’, Vitality Healer and Mindset Coach Silfath Pinto will unveil her ideas on how cash is an power and prosperity, a mindset, as she discusses how the unconscious experiences generated between zero and seven years outdated impacts one’s capability to create considerable life.
She may even reveal stunning mindset shifts to be a profitable entrepreneur and outline success on one’s personal phrases within the second workshop, ‘The Entrepreneur Edge: Fundamental Mindset Shifts’.
Day 3: Evolve the self
The Faculty of Life, an academic organisation serving to individuals to guide extra fulfilled lives, will conduct three workshops that target understanding oneself higher.
In ‘Collective Heroism’, coach and guide Susan Kahn will define how by efficient communication and constructive dialogues, organisations can harness the facility of collaboration whereas in ‘The Emotionally Intelligent Entrepreneur’, Group Impresario Monica McCarthy will discover the that means and advantages of emotional intelligence and methods of creating the important thing emotional abilities required to prosper at work and in life.
Life coach and author Fiona Buckland will ship the concluding workshop, ‘Leading Through Change’ and focus on totally different pathways to fostering a extra agile and adaptive tradition inside the office.
Day 4: Transformation tribe
The Day Four agenda is devoted to a few keynote addresses by world-renowned masters in productiveness and private development to allow the digital viewers to faucet into their full potential.
Vishen Lakhiani, entrepreneur, writer, and founding father of Mindvalley; Emily Fletcher, worldwide speaker, writer, and founding father of Ziva Meditation; and Keith Ferrazzi, Chairman and founding father of Ferrazzi Greenlight; will ship these keynote classes.
Day 5: Changemakers united
Six Fireplace Chat classes and two-panel discussions that includes younger world leaders who’re creating options to the world’s pressing points type the spotlight of the agenda on the concluding day of SEF 2020.
Co-founders of One Younger World, Kate Robertson (CEO) and David Jones, will converse on ‘Mobilising the World’s Most Impactful Leaders’ whereas Indonesia’s Iman Usman, co-founder of Ruangguru.com, an award-winning tech-enabled training supplier, will supply insights into ‘Transforming the Education Sector’.
In ‘Scaling Without Compromising Profit Over Purpose’, New Zealand’s Brianne West, Founder and CEO of Ethique, will focus on her work trip that led to the creation of the world’s most sustainable life-style and wonder model.
Svanika Balasubramanian, founding father of rePurpose, will speak of ‘Creating a Generation of Conscious Consumers’ to assist scale back the 26 million tonnes of plastic that find yourself in landfills and the eight million tonnes of plastic that discover their approach into our oceans annually; whereas social entrepreneur Pratik Gauri who champions UN SDGs in India, will describe methods to construct purpose-businesses from bottom-up in ‘Leading the 5th Industrial Revolution’.
Eric Dawson, CEO and co-founder of Peace First, will average the sixth Fireplace Chat with Amanda Hayder, founding father of Let’s Speak Peace, and two of his colleagues, Tahmid Islam, Fellow-in-Residence (the UK and Europe) and Yousra Mshmsh, Fellow-in-Residence (MENA) as they share tales, insights, and recommendation for beginning and sustaining genuine, youth-led social change initiatives.
Hebah Fisher, CEO and co-founder of Kerning Cultures will average the first-panel dialogue ‘First Time Founders Lifetime Heroes’ with Amna Aljarwan, co-founder, KnackLab; Siddiq Farid, CEO and founder, SmartCrowd; Mohammed Aziz, co-founder, Dapi; and Mashal Waqar, Co-founder and COO, The Tempest; whereas Maya Rahal, Managing Director of MIT Enterprise Discussion board Pan Arab, will average the second session, ‘The Heroes of Beirut’, with Omar Itani, Common Supervisor of Cloth AID, and Marianne Bitar Karam, Managing Director, B.O.T.
To be part of the area’s largest competition celebrating entrepreneurs, and to remain up to date on the competition agenda, contributors can comply with SEF 2020 on Fb, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn @SharjahEF, or go to the web site, www.sharjahef.com.
Held yearly since 2017, the intention of this competition is to domesticate the entrepreneurial mindset and encourage the following technology of changemakers. Through the years, SEF has seen 200+ showcasing startups, 240+ native and worldwide audio system, and eight,000+ attendees.