KIPCO – the Kuwait Projects Company – participated in the 6th Youth Empowerment Symposium (Tmkeen), held under the patronage of H.H. the Amir, Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah. KIPCO is a Strategic Sponsor of the symposium for the third year.

Speaking on this occasion, KIPCO’s Group Communications Director, Ms Eman Al Awadhi, said:

“KIPCO values the importance of supporting young people, and it is this shared view with Tmkeen that inspired the launch of the KIPCO Tmkeen Award for Young Entrepreneurs in 2015. We strongly believe in the important role that the private sector plays in diversifying the local economy. We also believe that the future lies in the hands of these young entrepreneurs, and our goal here is to shed light on the work that these young people do, understand the challenges they face, and support them as they develop their businesses toward profitability and sustainability.”

The first day of the symposium saw the ‘Startup Battle’ of the KIPCO Tmkeen Award for Young Entrepreneurs. The three e-media and technology businesses that qualified in the first judging round – Baims, and Yahalooh– presented to a judging panel that included Founder and CEO of Colle Capital – USA, Ms Victoria Grace; CEO of KAMCO, Mr Faisal Sarkhou; and CEO of, Mr Abdulwahab Al Essa.

The winner of the 3rd KIPCO Tmkeen Award for Young Entrepreneurs will be announced on the second day of symposium.