14th Annual Young Entrepreneurs competition announces its winners which was held by INJAZ Bahrain
INJAZ Bahrain hosted their award ceremony for the 14th Annual Young Entrepreneurs competition at Wyndham Grand Hotel on June 28th-29th 2022.
The competition was held under the patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Hessa bin Khalifa Al Khalifa who is INJAZ Bahrain’s Chairperson. This nationwide competition recorded participating from 15 High Schools and 10 Universities in Bahrain.
The two-day event was supported and sponsored by esteemed organizations in Bahrain like Tamkeen, Banagas, Amazon Web Services (AWS), National Bank of Bahrain (NBB), Bank of Bahrain and Kuwait (BBK), Khaleeji Commerical Bank Home (KHCB), Al Salam Bank and Aluminium Bahrain (ALBA).
What is INJAZ?
INJAZ aims to aid young students to know as much as possible about the subjects that play an essential role in leading our lives. Economics, finance, entrepreneurship, work ethics and work readiness are amongst the topics that the group focuses on. The volunteers include 22 community leaders who also serve as the board of directors. The organization is also a part of Junior Achievement Worldwide which is a global organization that exists in over 115 countries.
The titles that the students were competing for included Company of the Year, Product of the Year and Best Social Impact 2022. The awards were given to three winners in both categories of High School and University each. There was also Special awards this year like “Excellence in Technology” “Excellence in ESG”, “Best Booth and Brand”, “KHCB’S Rising CEO” and “Best Financial Performance”.
‘Salamtek’, Ibn Khuldoon National School- High School Company of the Year 2022
‘Pots by Recaf’, British University of Bahrain - University Company of the Year 2022
‘Knooz’, Al Iman Private Schools (Boys’ Section)- High School Product of the Year 2022
‘ReQahwa’, University of Bahrain- University Product of the Year 2022
‘Masoolytna’, Modern Knowledge Schools- High School Best Social Impact Award
‘Upcycled’, Bahrain Polytechnic- University Best Social Impact Award
‘Mirage’, University of Bahrain- Excellence in Technology Award
‘Masoolytna’, Modern Knowledge Schools- Excellence in Environmental Social Governance Award
‘Kabat’, Al Shurooq Secondary Girls School- Best Booth and Brand Award
Zain Al Lababidi, Ibn Khuldoon National School- KHCB’s Rising CEO Award
‘Pots by Recaf’, British University of Bahrain - Best Financial Performance Award
The 2022 Young Entrepreneurs competition “Company of the Year” winners will be representing Bahrain in the regional Young Entrepreneurs competition which is held annually by INJAZ Al Arab. The flagship competition aims to enhance the entrepreneurial skills of Bahraini youth, create job opportunities in the market, and stimulate the economy. Among the participating teams, 11 teams have been recognised for their business innovation skills and were named winners of 2022.
H.H Sh. Hessa Bint Khalifa Al Khalifa, INJAZ Bahrain Chairperson, presented a motivational and congratulatory speech stating, “At INJAZ Bahrain, our mission is to construct a platform where young people are encouraged and supported to use their creativity and innovation to develop a knowledge-based economy through our partnerships and programs. The Company program, our flagship program, was a great success this year, which is a genuine testament to the exceptional work and dedication of our students. We have seen incredible efforts this year and I would like to congratulate the winning teams and wish them the best of luck in the regional competition. I would also like to convey my sincere gratitude to our partners, sponsors, volunteers, educators, staff, and alumni for their unwavering commitment to delivering on the INJAZ Bahrain mission.”