Startup Lab, the Wa’ed business incubator, conducted a three-weeks summer program 24th Juyl – 9th Aug focusing on innovation and entrepreneurship. Saifi, the program title targeted youth in Eastern region in the 16 – 18 age group from both gender.
Participants engaged in structured program to take an idea form a concept into a launched product. Each week has a 3 days session of learning and applying concepts discussed through the course. The defined output of each week served as the input for the following week.
Out of the 40 Participants (18 male, 22 female), 10 teams were formed representing verity of ideas and projects. Teams worked on developing their ideas and get them ready for a final pitching competition. The program sessions where delivered by 4 incubated team members along with help from few individual volunteers from Aramco and the local community.
By the end of the program, 3 judges from Prince Sultan Women Fund, IT future center – E factory, and the incubated teams, selected top 3 winning teams. The program concluded with closing ceremony and gifts and appreciation certificate were giving to participants, winners, judges and volunteers.