Zain celebrated future entrepreneurs at INJAZ’s annual competition

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Kuwait City, May 18: Zain has celebrated the winners of the Most Innovative Product award for the high-school and university levels during the closing ceremony of the INJAZ Company Program Competition 2024. Zain supports this contest annually in partnership with INJAZ Kuwait to empower the next generation of young Kuwaiti entrepreneurs.

The ceremony, hosted by the American University of the Middle East at the AUM Cultural Center, was attended by INJAZ Kuwait Executive Director Lailah Hilal Al Mutairi, Zain Kuwait Corporate Sustainability Manager Loulwah Alasfour, and representatives from sponsors and partners. Zain took the stage to honor the two winning teams of the Most Innovative Product award: RHYTHMi (university level) and Solution Seekers (high-school level).

Zain’s support came under the umbrella of its long-term strategic partnership with INJAZ Kuwait, which extends for 19 years since the non-profit’s inception in 2005. Throughout this partnership, Zain has continued to shoulder the academic programs and initiatives organized by INJAZ to invest in young people’s creative skills to empower them to pursue their entrepreneurship aspirations.

Zain Group Digital Solutions Director Ali Dashti joined the judges panel, which featured entrepreneurs, businesspeople, and private sector executives. The panel listened to final pitches from the students, initiated the evaluation process, and carefully selected the winners.

INJAZ’s annual Company Program competition provides university and high school students with a great opportunity to learn how to establish and run their own startups. Corporate volunteers from across the Kuwaiti private sector guide students through the most essential business skills, like how to develop a business idea, conduct a feasibility study, sell stocks, work as a team, devise business plans, create and sell products/services, and much more.

Through its strategic partnership with INJAZ Kuwait, Zain strives to empower ambitious young minds who are passionate about building their own businesses with world-class training programs.

INJAZ Kuwait is an NGO and a Nonprofit organization that inspires and prepares young people to succeed in a global economy by delivering business programs on entrepreneurship, work readiness, and financial literacy. INJAZ is a member of Junior Achievement Worldwide and has so far trained over 100,000 students from 200+ public and private schools and universities through 7000+ volunteers.

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