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Entrepreneurial Presentations Competition at Qatar University | Qatar University

Entrepreneurial Presentations Competition at Qatar University

2022-05-10 00:00:00.0
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Foundation Program’s Department of English (FPDE) at Qatar University organized its Bi-Annual Entrepreneurial Presentations Competition.

This was the fourth time that the event was held virtually since Fall 2020. This year, due to Ramadan, the competition was conducted virtually after Iftaar through Microsoft Teams. The male competition was held on Monday, April 11th, while the female competition was held on Tuesday, April 13th.

The presentation competition is an offshoot event of the course’s Entrepreneurship Project which requires teams of students to create new business ideas for the Qatari market. This event also represents a collaboration between Qatar University’s Foundation Program Department of English, the Center for Entrepreneurship in the QU College of Business and Economics, and the Bedaya Center for Entrepreneurship and Career Development.

Three female teams and three male teams presented their business ideas in separate competitions to a panel of local judges. Their ideas centered on the theme of tourism. Some of their ideas include customized scarfs or shawls, a truck that delivers the souq experience directly to customers, and a new way of doing business in the met averse. The students had 6-10 minutes to present, and following their presentation, each judge asked one question. The event allowed participating students to demonstrate their business English abilities, apply their knowledge from business college coursework, and exposed them to the value of entrepreneurship.

The Business for English Communication team was quite pleased with quality of the presentations, the involvement of its judges, and the virtual turn out for the event. Around 66 people attended the male competition, and 136 people attended the female competition. While the Foundation Program Department of English would like to start returning to in-person events, the virtual nature of this competition accommodated the fasting students and allowed more attendees to join from the comfort of their homes.

Related Files
  • Female Event - Screenshot 2
  • Male Event - Screenshot