UAE to get Cisco Entrepreneur Institute to drive SMB growth

Cisco and Knowledge Horizon to open institute to encourage entrepreneurs in the UAE

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UAE to get Cisco Entrepreneur Institute to drive SMB growth The Cisco Entrepreneur Institute will help drives skills for business people in the UAE.
By  Mark Sutton Published  April 27, 2010

Cisco and training company Knowledge Horizon have joined up to launch a Cisco Entrepreneur Institute to serve the UAE.

The institute is intended to provide practical support and training for entrepreneurs in the country, to help them drive the growth of the SMB sector.

Knowledge Horizon will offer a range of courses and workshops, both classroom based and through distance learning, covering subjects including Starting a Business; Growing a Business; iExec Enterprise Essentials and Establishing an Entrepreneurial Mindset. Courses are available at a nominal fee to cover costs. The companies will also establish an ‘Entrepreneurs Oasis' website to support the courses.

Cisco already has Entrepreneur Institutes in Egypt, Jordan and Saudi Arabia, with 15 Institutes in total across the MENA and Levant region.

Wayne Hull, general manager, Cisco, UAE, said: "A significant economic force in the UAE lies across SMBs. Through Cisco's technology innovation, SMBs today are able to increase their productivity and virtual proximity to the world. Cisco, with Knowledge Horizon, brings the Entrepreneur Institute to the UAE, contributing to the building of the UAE SMB sector and thereby creating the opportunity to provide a contribution to the UAE economy."

Dr Maen Qatamin, founder and president of Knowledge Horizon added: "At Knowledge Horizon we continuously endeavour to offer our clients innovative learning methods in the most professional manner. To achieve that we continuously aim to innovate so that learning is simplified and concepts are demystified. Our collaboration with Cisco will enable us to help in the transformation of the economy and social landscape of UAE by cultivating entrepreneurs and helping their businesses grow."

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