The General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs (GDRFA) in Dubai recently hosted an event called the “Entrepreneurship Makers Forum,” which aimed to promote business growth by creating an environment favorable to idea exchange and solution generation.
Over 150 young Emirati entrepreneurs attended the event, which was held at the Al Khawaneej Council.
The Director General of GDRFA, H.E. Lieutenant General Mohammed Ahmed Al Marri, emphasized the significance of the event in developing a roadmap and a systematic success strategy for entrepreneurs.
Dubai’s Entrepreneurship Makers Forum brings entrepreneurs together to promote innovation and collaboration
Based on the feedback from attendees, he said the forum would become an annual event with an accompanying exhibition.
The Entrepreneurship Makers Forum was a community initiative designed to promote business growth and provide a forum for entrepreneurs to exchange ideas and collaborate. The event featured a variety of sessions, talks, and workshops intended to promote innovation and encourage business development.
The forum provided a one-of-a-kind opportunity for entrepreneurs to network, connect, and share their experiences. Participants had the opportunity to learn from industry experts, share their success stories, and gain insights on how to overcome business challenges.
The event provided a fantastic platform for young Emirati entrepreneurs to showcase their innovative ideas, products, and services. It offered an opportunity for entrepreneurs to connect with investors, mentors, and other business stakeholders.
Ahmed Al Marri has highlighted the government department’s success in supporting over 600 emerging projects in the last 18 months.
These projects have been displayed in the department, offering their owners the chance to gain insight from successful experiences and learn from them.
Al-Marri emphasized the importance of taking advantage of these opportunities and encouraged young people to learn from the featured projects. He believes that this will allow them to develop their own projects and grow their businesses.
By showcasing these projects, the GDRFA hopes to inspire young entrepreneurs and provide them with a platform to learn, grow, and succeed. The government department’s efforts to support emerging projects reflect its commitment to fostering a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship in Dubai.
The young entrepreneurs who participated in the GDRFA’s Entrepreneurship Makers Forum in Dubai assessed the key challenges they faced at the start of their careers. They underlined the role of having official institutions respond positively to their proposals and provide support for their projects.
These young entrepreneurs understand that getting support from official institutions is crucial to the success of their projects. They are better positioned to develop their projects and grow their businesses with the help of official institutions. The importance of having access to resources such as funding, mentorship, and networking opportunities was underscored by the entrepreneurs.
The request for assistance from official institutions reflects the difficulties that young entrepreneurs face in many countries around the world. Numerous young entrepreneurs may struggle to conquer the challenges they face when starting their own businesses if they do not receive adequate support.
The GDRFA’s Entrepreneurship Makers Forum provides a forum for young entrepreneurs to express their concerns and connect with stakeholders in the business ecosystem. By providing a space for dialogue, the forum can help foster a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship in Dubai, and create opportunities for young entrepreneurs to succeed.
furthermore, to request assistance from official institutions, the young entrepreneurs who attended the GDRFA’s Entrepreneurship Makers Forum in Dubai made recommendations for improving the region’s entrepreneurship ecosystem.
They specifically suggested the formation of an entity to evaluate proposed projects and provide ongoing support to ensure their success.
The entrepreneurs recognized the significance of having a dedicated entity to evaluate proposed projects and assist entrepreneurs throughout their journey.
This organization could assist in identifying promising projects and providing entrepreneurs with the resources they require to succeed. By doing so, it can contribute to the development of a more supportive ecosystem for entrepreneurship in Dubai, as well as increase the success rate of new businesses.
Moreover, the entrepreneurs proposed that pioneers create an electronic platform under the umbrella of the Dubai government. This platform would adopt their projects and assist them in marketing their products, thereby increasing their visibility and success. A platform like this would serve as a central hub for entrepreneurs to showcase their projects and reach a larger audience, increasing their chances of success.
To support entrepreneurship in Dubai, the young entrepreneurs suggested that the government provide resources such as funding, mentorship, and networking opportunities.
They also proposed creating an entity to evaluate proposed projects as well as a central platform to market them. These measures can contribute to the development of a supportive ecosystem and increase the likelihood of success for entrepreneurs in the region.
Several notable individuals attended the forum, including HE Major General Dr. Ali bin Ajeef Al Zaabi, Assistant Director General of the Regulatory Control and Governance Sector, Counselor Faisal Abdul Malik Ahli, head of the Nationality and Residence Prosecution, Eng. Essam Lootah, CEO of Imtiaz Service, and Hassan Ali Hassan Al Sharqi, Deputy Director of the Service Centers Department at the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation.