Tamakkan successfully held its second seminar session of 2015 entitled: “The Path to Successful Entrepreneurship” wherein all attendees ranging from startups to big time CEOs were given helpful insights on the latest trends regarding the business scene within the United Arab Emirates. In addition, the seminar also focused on success stories of businesspersons within the country.
Tamakkan is a knowledge-sharing platform established by BrandMoxie, a leading advertising agency in the UAE operates under the patronage of Fatima bint Hazza Cultural Foundation (FHCB). The event was supported by Pinnacle and Aldar.
The event began with Khalid Al Ameri, Senior Associate of the Mubadala Development Company, who gave the audience central ideas to work on when starting off a business.
“Entrepreneurship is not about the money – it’s about living my life by my own terms.” said Al Ameri who’s also a motivational speaker known for inspiring fellow Emiratis and even Expats as well in his aim to teach and educate the young generation without even being paid.
Dr. Constance Van Horne and Dr. Victor Huang went on with the seminar and spoke about their Entrepreneurial Framework of the UAE wherein they discussed the current situation of businesses and the entrepreneur mindset not just within the UAE but also on a global scale as well.
One of the most important points that Dr. Huang mentioned was: “You cannot use the static perspective – you have to think about the evolving nature of the business environment.” and Dr. Van Horne explains further: “You have to adapt because customers change. Our needs change. Our demands change and new competitors cover the market.”
Tamakkan also featured three entrepreneurs who are making waves in Abu Dhabi – Founder and CEO of Mom’s Guide Abu Dhabi Esraa Rothman explained how she was able to start Mom’s Guide both without a solid plan and without paying a single dirham. Grafika Boutique and Seen owner Sumayyah Al Suwaidi told the story of how she was rejected by one well known fashion event in Dubai which led her to be inspired to launch the Abu Dhabi Fashion Days. Co-Founder of Gulf Elite Mag Mohamed Amine Belarbi shared his entrepreneurial journey on the lessons he learned and is still learning to this day to the audience.
UNDER THE PATRONAGE OF
FATIMA BINT HAZZA CULTURAL FOUNDATION
THE PATH TO
Breakthrough research on entrepreneurship in the UAE, and valuable insight on challenges and opportunities for entrepreneurs!
Tuesday, 17 February 2015
The 4 E Entrepreneurial Framework for the UAE: What it Means for the Individual Entrepreneur and Entrepreneurial Team
Dr. Victor & Dr. Connie will present their
4 E ENTREPRENEURSHIP FRAMEWORK FOR THE UAE
and what it means for the individual entrepreneur and entrepreneurial teams. This model is based on the assumption that entrepreneurship is the intersection of enterprising individuals and the availability of opportunity.
They identified four interconnected components which support
entrepreneurs and the opportunities from the birth of their ideas
to scaling up and going global are
Education, Ecosystem, Export and Enthusiasm.
DR CONSTANCE VAN HORNE
Dr Connie was the project lead of the most recent Global Entrepreneurship Monitor Report from the United Arab Emirates and was a co-author on the first book published on Emirati entrepreneurship. She has published peer reviewed articles, chapters and conference presentations with her students and alumni on Emirati entrepreneurship, Emirati leadership, innovation processes in the UAE and Emiratisation. www.uaestrategy.blogspot.ae.
DR VICTOR HUANG
Dr Victor serves on the UAE team of Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) Consortium, which publishes the bi-annual UAE national report on entrepreneurial activities. Dr. Huang’s research explores entrepreneurial opportunity and growth. Dr. Huang’s latest co-authored book is entitled Entrepreneurship – an Emirati Perspective. Dr. Huang is a member of the Academy of Management (AOM), and Vice-President (Academic Affairs) of the Academy of International Business (AIB) MENA Chapter.
Esraa earned her MPH in 2007 with a concentration in Epidemiology and Research. Esraa’s Moms Guide is the go-to source of inspiration for hundreds of moms & businesses in Abu Dhabi.
Sumayyah Al Suwaidi is an awarded Emirati artist and curator based in Abu Dhabi. She has exhibited her work in galleries in London, USA, China, France, Germany and Morocco. She is also an entrepreneur as a multi-brand boutique owner and a fashion designer, with multiple awards and nominations.
Mohamed Amine Belarbi started his first NGO, the Arab Institute for Youth Policy Making) at the age of 17. It now has 6 branches in the MENA region. He also runs the Al Amine Foundation for social and entrepreneurial support, and Studinov Marketing Strategies.
EVENT KICK OFF:
“Top 10 Things to Think About Before Setting up a Business”
Khalid Al Ameri
Social Columnist for The National, Motivational Speaker and Youth Coach
BrandMoxie is a leading advertising and marketing agency that provides integrated marketing services including advertising, PR, strategy, research, publishing and production services. Established in 2004, BrandMoxie also runs its own CSR platforms. This includes Tamakkan, an initiative aimed at nurturing entrepreneurship, leadership and innovation, The Smovies, a platform for emerging filmmakers in the UAE, and the Dream Players, a programme aimed at nurturing creativity and the performing arts. BrandMoxie is also the publisher of Tempo magazine, a publication that focuses on creativity, innovation and social enterprise, and its online site Tempoplanet.com. For more information, visit:
About FATIMA BINT HAZZA CULTURAL FOUNDATION
Fatima bint Hazza Cultural Foundation was founded by Her Highness Sheikha Fatima bint Hazza bin Zayed Al Nahyan to promote intellectual, creative and cultural endeavors and support cultural interaction that empowers people. The foundation aims to enrich the cultural scene in Abu Dhabi and the UAE in particular and the region in general through organizing open to the public colloquia and seminars, exploring further means of art and music, introducing more awards for illustration and art, and collaborating on a local and international level with similar entities, while keeping children literature and education at its very heart. The foundation is a realization of a bigger dream that started with Her Highness Sheikha Fatima bint Hazza Arab Child Prize in 1997.
For more information, visit: www.fatimabinthazzafoundation.com