Archive for: April, 2014

2011 NYUAD International Hackathon

The universities in the region are surprising us with a growing interest in their youth’s exposure to entrepreneurship practices, innovation and collaboration through a series of highly creative events, a very promising sign. The 2011 NYUAD International Hackathon, an event for social good in the Arab world will bring together computer science students with academics and…

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Building a network of social venture support organizations

bidayat – Building a network of social venture support organizations

For a while we’ve envisioned a network of organizations supporting social entrepreneurs.  The time is now.. it is happening. On Tuesday, January 31st, we hosted a round-table discussion at the Shelter in Dubai.  The aim was to bring together organizations supporting social entrepreneurs to build a collaborative framework. A roundup of amazing individuals represented their…

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Leadership Bridge Program – Youth Rock

The Leadership Bridge Program, organized by the YAL Bahrain and 3BL Associates brought together over 50 Bahraini youth representing public and private schools to address challenges within their society. Rama Chakaki, CEO of Baraka Ventures, who helped the students brainstorm their own social action projects, was ‘amazed by their creativity and imagination,’ as she shared on her facebook wall. ‘Bahrain youth…

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Dubai 4 Acumen – Social Enterprise Workshop

Held the first workshop in a series at the Shelter yesterday for the Business Acumen 4 Good Competition.  A fabulous crowd of 40 entrepreneurs representing 23 nationalities. Workshop Description Title: Business planning for social impact Scope: Building a business plan is a science that has been tried and tested.  The formula is clear, and the…

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