The goal of Dubai’s Annual Business Competition, which took place on February 26 2015 is for high school students to compete in a series of fun and exciting challenges. This year 20 schools took part in the Business competition alone. Each school send five students to compete in a fun and innovative business idea put together by RIT faculty and other students also attended and took part in a separate knowledge competition.
For the Business competition, the challenge was to come up with a product or service that would make the world a better place or would benefit the community while also being a viable business. In the knowledge competition students had to answer a series of business related question and order to win.
This year RIT Dubai invited Industry leaders to judge the competition. Ms. Asma Lootah, VP – Board Secretary & Internal Control Department Head – Dubai Financial Markets, Mr. Hattan Alghalayini, Head of Corporate Communications for GCC at Henkel, Mr. Novel Tjahyadi, Innovation Specialist Business Excellence, Mrs. Mona El Madany, Marketing Specialist – FranklinCovey and Mr. Saleh Yammout, AVP of Finance. We would like to thank them for their participation.
The industry leaders were impressed by the amount of talent and innovation of the business ideas presented and therefore had a really hard time deciding on a winner.
We are happy to congratulate Lycee Francais International School who won the Business competition and walked away with 50,000 AED to apply towards their RIT Dubai Scholarship! Dubai College was able to claim the second place and Wesgreen International School – Girls took home the third price trophy.
We would also congratulate the winners of the Knowledge Competition Winners:
- 1st - Victoria International School Sharjah
- 2nd - Dubai International School
- 3rd - Sharjah American International School
Please visit our RIT Dubai Facebook page to view more pictures of the competition. We will post the Video of the competition ASAP.
On Thursday, 5th March we will hold the Engineering/Computing competition and about 21 schools have already registered for this event.