QDB, Babson College conclude Entrepreneur’s Boot Camp in Doha

After four days of training, Qatar Development Bank (QDB) and its partner for the joint venture, Babson College, concluded their entrepreneurial skill-building workshop: Entrepreneur’s Boot Camp.

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Entrepreneur’s Boot Camp was open to public registration and was attended by a total of 46 working professionals, aspiring entrepreneurs as well as founders of existing SMEs who wished to learn more about the latest trends in entrepreneurship and innovation and seize opportunities to transform creative ideas into successful business models.

Visiting faculty members from Babson College each brought their distinct teaching pedagogies to the workshop. Adjunct lecturer at Babson College, Prof. Angelo J Santinelli,, discussed several core themes during the course of the camp, such as business development and strategic planning, sharing his experience of more than 25 years in entrepreneurship and business.

Internationally-recognized specialist on entrepreneurship, associate professor Dr Phillip Kim elaborated on how entrepreneurial ideas become realities and stressed on the importance of team-building, emerging economics and technology entrepreneurship.

Intensive training

QDB CEO Abdulaziz bin Nasser Al Khalifa said: “We are delighted by the turnout received at our first ‘Entrepreneur’s Boot Camp’ as it showed us the demand entrepreneurs across Qatar have for short, intensive training programs that deliver quality education on entrepreneurship that is practicable in the real market.”

Over the course of the workshop, attendees engaged in discussions on a number of topics and explored common challenges faced by founders and chief executives of companies in areas such as ideation techniques, team-building, entrepreneurs, competitive assessments, defining value propositions, business model development, brand-building, financial management and customer acquisition.

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