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Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Knowledge Forum Hosts Startup Weekend International Conference

25-Feb-2014 | Source : | Visits : 16329
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AMMAN - Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Knowledge Forum (TAG-Forum), in the presence of HE Dr. Talal Abu-Ghazaleh, hosted the activities of Startup Weekend International Conference which is held periodically in more than 650 cities in 116 countries around the world.

Around 80 young men and women participated in this event along with an up to 11 experienced trainers in the startups related topics including ideas, designs, implementation and marketing. Moreover, a number of Jordanian lawyers joined the event for the provision of legal consultations concerning the products that may take place as a result of entrepreneurs’ working on their enterprises and companies establishment. Startup Weekend takes place in the weekend to give the chance to students and workers to join the activities out of their official working hours in universities, companies and even schools.

In his address, HE Dr. Abu-Ghazaleh called on youth to create the future outbreak through knowledge using knowledge technologies. In this respect, he referred to “Google”; the largest company around the world which is specialized in knowledge products trading as a company established by people as young as the participants. He also stressed that success may be achieved only by having eyes, hands and computers.

“These initiatives help youth perfect their capabilities and give them the chance to express their opinions, discuss their enterprises and have these enterprises adapted by experts through team work under a comfortable environment that help bring out a final product of their thoughts,” he also added

Dr. Abu-Ghazaleh also stated that Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Organization (TAG-Org), in participation with the United Nation Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA Technology Center), Licensing Executives Society - Arab Countries (LES-AC) and iPark, organizes investment tour in technology. Every year, this tour is organized in five Arab countries to provide an appropriate support to the pioneering enterprises that adapt unique ideas in the different technology sectors. It also gives opportunities to such enterprises to correspond with investors.

For his part, the organizer of the Startup Weekend in Jordan, Mr. Ali Al-Hali, indicated “the first day is the day of the brainstorming and the voting for the best enterprises that may be adapted and implemented.”

“Teams, in the second day, start working on these enterprises, usually electronic enterprises. In the other hand, the coordination team provides qualified trainers who train the teams on enterprises formation, their marketing plans as well as on the modern techniques of dealing with software in case the project relates to information technology. In the last day, teams submit their enterprises to the judges from the companies that support small enterprises for the five winning teams to be selected.” 

The sponsors are TAG-Org, Coca Cola, Nestle (Nescafe), Zee Launch Pad, Circle Art Production, IFoodJo, ShopGo and a group of visual and audio media and magazines of digital content sponsored the event.

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