Ahlia Center for Entrepreneurship (ACE) attempts to conduct activities in order to widen the students’knowledge of entrepreneurship, inspire them to think and act entrepreneurially, educate them through new learning styles, in addition to connecting embryonic entrepreneurs with the successful fellows in this fieldwork. Workshops:
The aim of the workshops held at the center is to spread the culture of entrepreneurship and innovation among participants. Indeed, these workshops provide good opportunities for the trainees to explore their inner entrepreneurs while engaged in entrepreneurial discussions and activities. Training:
Training sessions will be conducted by the center trainers’ applying the knowledge gained from the Entrepreneurship and Leadership CIPE (Center of International Private Enterprises, UAS) Workshop’s using the CIPE-WDI curricula.http://wdi.umich.edu/entrepreneurship-development-center/people/ Best Business Idea Competitions:
As part of ACE activities, several competitions of the best business idea have been organized. Groups of students compete along the semester to get the prize of the best business idea. The competition comprises 3 phases:
1st round: idea and opportunity recognition: pitching for the business idea.
2nd round: the selection of the 3 best ideas
3rd round: the selection of the best business plan.
As part of the center’s activities, groups of students visit incubator centers and accelerators. These visits give the students a good overview about the services offered by the incubators and accelerators to novice entrepreneurs.