CMU-Q team wins Injaz 2018
In “Injaz announces Mubadara winners,” Gulf-Times, May 4, 2018
A team from CMU-Q won the INJAZ Qatar Young Entrepreneur’s Competition, Mubadara. Maryam AlMaadeed, Maryam Al-Naemi, Dana Al-Sheeb and Latifa Al-Thani, along with mentor Ahdallah Anouari, created TamaRun, a platform that helps people find the right fitness class or gym in Qatar. The team will next compete regionally in Kuwait in November 2018.
Injaz Qatar, a non-profit organisation and member of Junior Achievement (JA) Worldwide, has announced the winners of Mubadara 2018’s 11th edition, the Annual Young Enterprise of the Year Competition, at the HBKU Student Centre.
The Best Company of the Year award, sponsored by ExxonMobil Qatar, was presented to ‘Tamarun’ from Carnegie Mellon University Qatar and to ‘Ferganic’ from Qatar Academy Sidra. The best Social Impact Award sponsored by Ooredoo was won by ‘QDigi’ from Qatar University and ‘Mwhba’ from Qatar Banking studies school for girls.
The Most Innovative Product/Service Award was sponsored by Hamad Bin Khalifa University and was presented to ‘Pet On Board’ from Qatar University, ‘Balowra’ from Awsaj Academy for girls and ‘Qure’ from Qatar Banking Studies School for Boys. The Best Marketing Plan Award sponsored by FRAME was presented to ‘Doobi’ from Qatar University and to ‘Box Amigo’ from Qatar Academy for Girls.
“ExxonMobil Qatar and Injaz have been partners since 2007. We share a vision to create an ecosystem where young people are supported and motivated to channel their innovation and creativity into building a sustainable society.
“This is what His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani envisions for Qatar’s future, and we are committed to helping fulfil this vision of a thriving, knowledge-based economy through our community development programmes and partnerships,” said Alistair Routledge, president and general manager for ExxonMobil Qatar.
Manar Khalifa al-Muraikhi, director of PR and Corporate Communications, Ooredoo Qatar, said: “We’re delighted to have supported Qatar’s SMEs and entrepreneurs in this programme and thank everyone for their hard work. We believe strongly in using technology to help the community and congratulate this year’s Ooredoo — Best Social Impact Award winners.”
The winner from Qatar University was also awarded seed funding of QR35,000 from Boeing to help support their enterprise in addition to ongoing support and Incubation Award by Qatar Business Incubation Centre.
Injaz Qatar CEO Sheikha Hanadi bint Nasser al-Thani said: “Mubadara started 11 years ago with an aim to give youth in Qatar a taste of what it is like to start and run a business. Over the course of these years, more than 2,000 students have experienced the thrill of seeing their entrepreneurial ideas, turn into something tangible that would benefit the entire community.”
Both winning teams of the Best Student Company Award from university and high school will now represent Qatar at the Regional Injaz Al-Arab Young Enterprise of the Year Competition in November 2018 to compete against other teams from 14 different countries in the Mena region.