His Highness Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member, Ruler of Sharjah, and President of the University of Sharjah (UoS), attended on Monday the inauguration of the second hub of the Sharjah Entrepreneurship Center, Sheraa, part of Sharjah Investment and Development Authority, Shurooq.
Located at the UoS campus, the new space is dedicated to supporting the rapidly growing entrepreneurial community in the UAE, by giving them access to a pool of resources including mentoring sessions, team building workshops, hackathons, as well as the opportunity to be a part of the Sheraa programmes.
“Entrepreneurs are the backbone of Sheraa and empowering them has long been our top most priority. We pride ourselves in supporting start-ups on their journey as they contribute positively to the region’s economy. Our space here at the University of Sharjah, will continue to bring new opportunities and unite the local and regional entrepreneurial ecosystem,” said Najla Al Midfa, the CEO of Sheraa.
The UoS collaborative co-working space can be utilized by students and entrepreneurs alike, to meet, share ideas and create new businesses.
Sheraa will be hosting a range of inspiring events at the new hub, the first of which, is the Startup Weekend competition later this month, on September 27, 2018.