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5,000 visitors attend Sharjah festival so far


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The 6th edition of the Sharjah Entrepreneurship Festival (SEF 2022), created and organised by Sheerah, attracted over 5,000 visitors, future business leaders and aspiring entrepreneurs to Sharjah Technology and Innovation Research Park (STIRP) this past weekend.

The festival witnessed the closing speech from Sheerah CEO, Najla Al Midfa, as well as an awards ceremony honouring standout entrepreneurs and winners of this year’s SEF Hackathon.

The festival has continued to grow from 70 speakers to almost 140 speakers this year, providing visiting entrepreneurs knowledge and insight that could literally have a hand in their future success.

Al Midfa congratulated everybody that attended SEF for making it such a successful festival and reminded everyone that they were the real focus, to always stay determined and keep going, saying “We are always on the verge of our greatest adventure”.

The winners of the SEF Hackathon, powered by ICT Fund, were honoured by Mohammad Al Hajri. The third place for the award went to Badran, second place to Decode, and overall winners and first place went to Read my Voice.

Next, the winners of “iCodeJr”, the SEF Coding Championship were announced, and CEO of iCodeJr, Hannan Moti presented the awards. For the Junior Cadet track, Gopika Shendy took the stage and the audience’s hearts as the huge sign announcing her achievement was bigger than her.

For the Junior Captain track, Mohamed Jefran scooped the awards and for the Junior Colonel track, Waleed Afridi took the honours.

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