How Trusity is Empowering UAE Youth to Become Future Entrepreneurs

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Introduction

In a world where innovation and entrepreneurship are the driving forces behind economic growth and social progress, nurturing the next generation of entrepreneurs has become more important than ever. Recognizing this need, Trusity, a KHDA-permitted and STEM.org accredited learning platform, has been at the forefront of empowering young minds through its comprehensive entrepreneurship programs. The recently concluded Trupreneurs Final Investor Pitch Competition, held at in5 Tech, Dubai, was a testament to Trusity’s commitment to fostering innovation and entrepreneurship among the youth.

The event brought together a talented cohort of young entrepreneurs from various schools across the UAE, providing them with a platform to showcase their innovative projects and compete for seed funding to bring their visionary ideas to life. The competition was the culmination of Trusity’s rigorous Trupreneurs program, which equips participants with the knowledge, skills, and mentorship needed to develop and pitch their business ideas.

About Trusity

Trusity is more than just a learning platform; it is a one-stop solution born out of the desire to address the everyday struggles of parents while ensuring the holistic development of children. Founded by young parents in 2020, Trusity has revolutionized the learning landscape by leveraging advanced technology and bringing together the best teachers from around the world to offer a personalized and engaging learning experience to students.

How Trusity is Empowering UAE Youth to Become Future Entrepreneurs
Trusity website

The platform offers a wide range of courses, including Academics, STEM, Languages, Life Skills, and Arts, through LIVE one-on-one and group sessions. Trusity’s focus on building 21st-century skills and employability skills in youth sets it apart from traditional learning platforms. By providing real-world work experiences through its Future Professionals Programs and internships, Trusity ensures that students are well-prepared to tackle the challenges of the modern world.

Trusity’s commitment to excellence earned it recognition at GESS Education Awards 2023 with it being awarded as the Best Product in UAE to promote STEM/Coding and Robotics. The platform was also nominated and accepted into Stanford’s prestigious Seed Spark Program, further validating its innovative approach to education and entrepreneurship development.

The Trupreneurs Final Investor Pitch Competition

The Trupreneurs Final Investor Pitch Competition was the highlight of Trusity’s entrepreneurship program, bringing together aspiring young entrepreneurs to pitch their innovative ideas to a distinguished panel of judges. The event took place on May 11th, 2024, at in5 Tech, Dubai, a state-of-the-art innovation center that fosters entrepreneurship and supports startups.

The Judging Panel

The competition featured a panel of esteemed judges, each bringing a wealth of experience and expertise from various fields:

Mr. Matteo Boffa, Serial Impact Entrepreneur and Investor

How Trusity is Empowering UAE Youth to Become Future Entrepreneurs
Mr. Matteo Boffa & Rajani Nalla

A renowned figure in the entrepreneurial world, with a strong track record of investing in and mentoring startups that generate positive social and environmental impact.

Mr. Rabih Bou Rached, Founder & CEO of FEDS Group

A successful entrepreneur and business leader, with extensive experience in the fields of finance, education, and digital services.

Mr.Westleigh Wilkinson, Managing Director, Delta Skills Academy, GEMS Network

An accomplished entrepreneur and director, has profoundly impacted the education sector through innovative leadership and strategic foresight.

Mr.Taha Malik, Founder & CEO of Baari Labs

Serial entrepreneur, IIT Kanpur alumnus, and a hardware geek who has an impressive track record spanning leadership roles in a Fortune 100 company and multiple startups.

Mr. Tamaghna Basu, Founder & CEO of DeTa SECURE

How Trusity is Empowering UAE Youth to Become Future Entrepreneurs
Mr. Tamaghna Basu & Rajani Nalla

A cybersecurity expert and entrepreneur, with a passion for developing innovative solutions to protect individuals and businesses from digital threats.

Mr. Gary Smith, Creative, Innovative, and Entrepreneurial Mentor

How Trusity is Empowering UAE Youth to Become Future Entrepreneurs
Mr. Gary Smith

An inspiring educational leader with extensive learning and teaching expertise. His diverse background in leadership, business, management, marketing, and sales enables him to provide unique insights and guidance to aspiring entrepreneurs.

The judging panel’s diverse expertise ensured that the participants received well-rounded feedback and mentorship, helping them refine their ideas and develop stronger business plans. 

The Pitches

The competition saw a wide range of innovative projects, addressing various social, environmental, and economic challenges. The participants, hailing from different schools across the UAE, showcased their creativity, problem-solving skills, and entrepreneurial spirit through their compelling pitches.

Some of the notable projects included:

Teenedge by Harsimar Kaur Chhatwal and Dhwani Mehta (Raffles World Academy)

Teenedge is a one-stop platform designed to accelerate high school students toward their dream universities by providing access to internships, scholarships, and volunteering opportunities.

HealthSync by Gauri Nanda Salu (Indian High School)

HealthSync is an innovative health solution for Indian expats to remotely monitor their parents and relatives’ health. HealthSync offers features like scanning medical reports, analyzing data, and sending status updates to family members, bridging geographical divides and fostering connections.

Cinatics by Yuvraj Mathrani and Siddhant Bhat

Cinatics is an innovative social media platform for film enthusiasts, aiming to create a vibrant community for movie lovers to connect, share, and explore.

HART by Jad Jamal and Mohamed Khaled Meshkak

HART is a health-focused app that aims to reduce the risk of heart disease by promoting healthy lifestyle habits and providing personalized recommendations.

AlleAid by Ananya Manikandan, Lina Gazar, Rajesh Mohta, and Maruthi Hari Surya Krishna Prasad Voleti

AlleAid is an app that helps people understand and tackle food allergies efficiently, providing information, resources, and support to those affected by allergies.

Menta Care by Prachi Khurana, Aan Sharma, Neeti Dnyanesh, Abdul Qadir Dhedhi, and Kanishkaa Mohanraj

Menta Care is a user-friendly platform that helps clients easily express their mental health problems while making minor and major changes to support their needs.

The participants showcased their passion for solving real-world problems and their commitment to driving positive change through entrepreneurship.

The Winners

After careful deliberation, the judges announced the winners of the Trupreneurs Final Investor Pitch Competition:

COHORT 1:

  • Winner: Harsimar Kaur Chhatwal and Dhwani Mehta (Raffles World Academy)
How Trusity is Empowering UAE Youth to Become Future Entrepreneurs
Harsimar Kaur Chhatwal and Dhwani Mehta
  • Project: TeenEdge
  • Prize: AED 10,000 as a startup package to kickstart their entrepreneurial journey along with mentorship support
  • 1st Runner-Up: Yuvraj Mathrani and Siddhant Bhat
    • Project: Cinatics
  • 2nd Runner-Up: Jad Jamal and Mohamed Khaled Meshkak
    • Project: HART

COHORT 2:

  • Winner: Gauri Nanda Salu (Indian High School)
How Trusity is Empowering UAE Youth to Become Future Entrepreneurs
Gauri Nanda Salu
  • Project: HealthSync
  • Prize: AED 10,000 as a startup package to kickstart their entrepreneurial journey  along with mentorship support
  • 1st Runner-Up: Ananya Manikandan ( Delhi Private School, Sharjah), Lina Gazar (AlMawakeb School) Rasesh Mohta (Ambassador School) and Maruthi Hari Surya Krishna Prasad Voleti (Sunrise International School)
    • Project: AlleAid
  • 2nd Runner-Up: Abdul Qadir Dhedhi(American School of Creative Science ), Kanishkaa Mohanraj (Ambassador School, Mankhool), Prachi Khurana, Aan Sharma, and Neeti Dnyanesh, (GEMS Modern Academy,Dubai )
    • Project: Menta Care

The winners were awarded seed funding and mentorship opportunities to help them turn their ideas into successful ventures. The competition not only provided a platform for the participants to showcase their projects but also connected them with a network of entrepreneurs, investors, and mentors who can support them in their entrepreneurial journey.

Impact Investment Talk

One of the highlights of the event was an insightful talk by Mr. Matteo Boffa on Impact Investment. Mr. Boffa shared his expertise on investing in projects that generate positive social and environmental impact while also yielding financial returns. He emphasized the importance of aligning business objectives with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to create a more sustainable and equitable future.

How Trusity is Empowering UAE Youth to Become Future Entrepreneurs
Mr. Matteo Boffa & Rajani Nalla

The talk inspired the young entrepreneurs to think beyond just financial success and consider the broader impact of their ventures. It encouraged them to develop solutions that address pressing global challenges, such as climate change, poverty, inequality, and contribute to building a better world.

Conclusion

The Trusity Trupreneurs Final Investor Pitch Competition was a resounding success, showcasing the immense potential and entrepreneurial spirit of the youth in the UAE. The event provided a platform for aspiring entrepreneurs to present their innovative ideas, receive valuable feedback and mentorship, and compete for seed funding to kick-start their entrepreneurial journeys.

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Trusity’s commitment to nurturing the next generation of entrepreneurs through its comprehensive programs, expert guidance, and unwavering support was evident throughout the competition. By fostering innovation, creativity, and problem-solving skills among youth, Trusity is actively contributing to the development of a future-ready generation equipped with the knowledge and mindset needed to drive positive change and sustainable growth.

As a learning platform dedicated to bridging the global skills gap and empowering children and youth, Trusity continues to lead the way in providing accessible, quality education and entrepreneurship development opportunities. The success of the Trupreneurs Final Investor Pitch Competition is a testament to the organization’s unwavering commitment to its mission and its ability to inspire and support young minds in their pursuit of excellence.

In a world facing numerous challenges, the need for innovative solutions and entrepreneurial thinking has never been greater. By nurturing the next generation of entrepreneurs, Trusity is not only investing in the future of these young individuals but also in the future of our society as a whole. The Trupreneurs Final Investor Pitch Competition is just one example of how Trusity is making a difference, one young entrepreneur at a time.

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How Trusity is Empowering UAE Youth to Become Future Entrepreneurs

  • Vasilii Zakharov

    This is a great initiative! Tricity plays a vital role in empowering UAE youth to become future entrepreneurs, building their skills and confidence to drive innovation and contribute to the country’s economic growth. The ultimate competition for the Trupreneurs investor is a testament to their commitment, showcasing the potential of young talent and inspiring the next generation of business leaders.

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