Sunday, April 7, 2013
3 Day Startup Entrepreneurship Boot Camp Comes to Qatar
DOHA – On April 4-6, the U.S. Embassy in Doha and Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar partnered to launch “3 Day Startup” (3DS) -- an American non-profit organization that empowers the next generation of youth business leaders. Since its conception five years ago, over 2,500 3DS alumni from 55 worldwide events have started 39 technology companies that have collectively raised $9.5 million in investment capital.
During Doha’s three-day entrepreneurship “boot camp,” over forty students representing nearly every university in Qatar collaborated to build innovative technology start-ups for Qatari and international markets. U.S. Ambassador to Qatar Susan L. Ziadeh said, “To witness the energy and innovation of these students is truly inspirational. The entrepreneurial spirit is at the core of our shared mission to cultivate participatory and prosperous communities. Once again, the youth of Qatar have shown us that if you work hard and collaborate, everything is possible.” Students came to the program from a cross-section of disciplines – business, computer science, communications, law, design – diving into the program’s entrepreneurship laboratory that simulated the real thrills and challenges of launching...Read more»
By: Carnegie Mellon University Qatar