Zubair Sec (INSME Member) announces the winners of its Direct Support Programme 2017
On the occasion of a ceremony recently held under the patronage of Rashad Muhammad Al Zubair, Chairman of The Zubair Corporation, the Zubair Small Enterprises Centre - Zubair SEC (INSME Member from the Sultanate of Oman) announced the winners of the fourth edition of the Direct Support Programme, an initiative offering support and mentorship to young entrepreneurs and business owners in the Sultanate of Oman.
Two are the great news of this year’s Direct Support Programme:
- Ominvest, a leading investment group in the region, supported the programme as a follow-up of the collaboration that has been signed between Zubair SEC and Ominvest last year. Ominvest together with Zubair SEC jointly participated to the selection process of one of the winning seats and committed to provide support to the winner with a special focus on business development;
- Zubair SEC increased its efforts in promoting social impact for the second year, by dedicating one of the ten winning seats to a social enterprise.
The Direct Support Programme is raising high interest in the local community and this is also confirmed by the growing number of applicants. 300 were the applications received, a total number of 75 applicants qualified for the first stage of interviews and 43 for the second stage. Only ten shortlisted applicants have been selected as winners.
For the fourth consecutive year, the Direct Support Programme continues to confirm its position as one of the most competitive programmes supporting entrepreneurship in the Sultanate of Oman.