DSO will provide office space to the winners of the show.
Published Monday, 18 June 2012
By Mark Sutton
Du has announced that Dubai Silicon Oasis (DSO) has signed up as a strategic partner for its upcoming reality TV show, the ‘The Entrepreneur'.
The show, which will be broadcast on Dubai One, is a reality show contest that aims to find the most promising SME entrepreneur in the UAE.
Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority's wholly-owned technology incubator, The Silicon Oasis Founders, (SOF) will assess the business proposals of the winner of the show, and the top five runners-up, to find the most promising ventures for funding. The winner will gain one year's office space at the SOF facility, while the top five runners up will get six months of free office space.
Shahla Abdul Razak, deputy chief executive officer, Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority, said: "Encouraging technology-based entrepreneurship is vital for achieving sustainable growth for the economy of the UAE. We are proud to partner with du for this exciting, innovative and inspiring initiative. We are confident that ‘The Entrepreneur' will encourage aspiring businesspersons and enhance their performance and commitment.
"The director of SOF will assess the proposals of the winners and the top 5 finalists to select the most promising ventures for funding," Shahla added.
Hala Badri, executive vice-president, Brand and Communications, du, said: "Dubai Silicon Oasis' generous partnership with us on ‘The Entrepreneur' has enabled us to offer meaningful prizes to our most talented contestants. DSO's participation, will allow our top contestants to gain invaluable support that will mold them for success in their future business endeavours."