DUBAI, 22nd July, 2017 (WAM) — Under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, the Arab Youth Centre has announced its organising of the ‘Arab Youth Start-up Marketplace’, AYSM, a unique annual event that sheds light on creative Arab youth start-ups.
As part of the centre’s initiatives, the AYSM seeks to establish a platform aimed at enhancing engagement between young entrepreneurs and investors from across the Arab world, creating an ecosystem that nurtures business leadership in creative industries and promotes knowledge exchange that results in business growth and prosperity.
H.H. Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed said, “We are immensely proud of the capabilities and energy of Arab youth which considerably contribute to developing a sustainable and renewable economy for the region. Arab youth are eager to lead their future, and they are indispensable to our efforts in building a brighter future for the Arab world in all fields. They represent the largest group in Arab communities, and so, it is imperative for us to work with them to build a system that enables them to lead.”
“We must adopt their ideas and support their growth to build an economy based on creativity and knowledge. Such an economy will greatly contribute to, and positively impact, the GDP of Arab countries, create new job opportunities for Arab youth, and develop innovative ways to manage businesses. The Arab Youth Centre offers youth an opportunity to share their success, celebrate their achievements and connect with investors alongside public and private sector entities which play a role in supporting and boosting the growth of their businesses,” Sheikh Mansour added.
The AYSM is scheduled to take place in October this year, highlighting start-ups within sectors of the creative economy. Start-ups owned by Arab youth will be invited to participate and present their creative projects to investors and interested businesses to generate as many deals as possible across various sectors including technology, media, education, health, research and innovation and much more.