Two entrepreneurs from Qatar have qualified to compete in the ‘Get in the Ring’ competition slated this month in Portugal.
Mohamed Eliyan won first place while Abdulla Gamil secured second place in the local edition of ‘Get in the Ring’, the Bedaya Centre for Entrepreneurship and Career Development announced in a statement.
Eliyan was able to overcome competitors with his project ‘Savest’, a smart safety vest designed for construction workers, which monitors their vital signs using a chip implanted in their vests. Gamil’s project, ‘Mino’, reduces waiting time at dine-in restaurants using a mobile app.
Bedaya Centre general manager Reem al-Suwaidi said: “Every year, entrepreneurs surprise us with their creative ideas and innovative projects, which allow them to compete against each other in one of the most important global competitions designed and dedicated for them.
“Get in the Ring has become one of the leading competitions aimed at supporting startup projects and entrepreneurs around the world. It offers a unique platform for creating a bridge between innovative minds and capitalists, financier, supporting companies, and the expertise and talent needed to accelerate their growth and transform their models into existing projects.”
She added: “We celebrate the achievements of Mohamed Eliyan and Abdulla Gamil. The local edition of the ‘Get in The Ring’ tournament witnessed great competition at all levels. It is worth mentioning that most of the participants explored their ideas according to the needs of the local community.”