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QU hosts 5th Entrepreneurial Showcase Event | Qatar University

QU hosts 5th Entrepreneurial Showcase Event

2019-04-17 00:00:00.0

Foundation Program and the Center for Entrepreneurship host 5th Entrepreneurial Showcase Event

Qatar University’s (QU) Foundation Program Department of English (FPDE) along with the Center for Entrepreneurship (CFE) recently held the 5th exhibition of “The Entrepreneurial Showcase Event”. The event is a demonstration of QU College of Business and Economics (CBE) students’ work on the ENGL 252 course project related to inventing ideas for new businesses in Qatar applying English language skills learned throughout the course.

Dr Hezam Al-Awah Director of the Foundation Program said, “This event aims to create a learning environment for QU students to promote their entrepreneurial potentials and team working.” He added, “This event also helps students acquire higher order thinking skills which are instrumental in their academic success. It also equips them with the functional knowledge to become successful entrepreneurs in the future.”

Mr. Benjamin Kohler, Course Lead of the ENGL 252 English for Business Communication course said, “This exhibition is an opportunity for the QU community to find out how the Foundation Program Department of English is working closely with the Center for Entrepreneurship to use innovative learning methods to enhance students’ communicative abilities in English and promote their entrepreneurial spirits.”

Over 350 students, 300 females and 50 males have participated in the event where they exhibited 90 business ideas on posters for the public and presented their new business ideas in English. Furthermore, students surveyed potential customers about the feasibility of their business ideas so that they could use the data to improve the quality of their products or services.

There was a competition for the best project at the event with each poster evaluated by FPDE and CFE members. The top three projects for female and male students were awarded trophies and prizes offered by Doha Bank during the event’s final ceremony. Students took photos together and celebrated their successes with their course instructors and classmates.