270 budding entrepreneurs take part in UAE Interschool Business Challenge



Heriot-Watt University Dubai Campus recently hosted the United Arab Emirates Interschool Business Challenge.

The challenge, organised by the School of Management and Languages, consisted of a business idea presentation and two business knowledge quizzes. 30 schools from across the region competed in the challenge with 55 teams participating.

The winners

  • Winner: Team Miracle from Al Maarifa International School in Dubai
  • Runner up: Team Vanguard from Gems Our Own High School, Al Warqa
  • Third place: Team Vortx from Dubai International Academy

Group 1 from Gulf Asian English School and Group 1 from Sharjah American International School were awarded highly commended awards for their business concepts.

Quiz winners included:

  • Raagini Vohra and Siddharth Kulkarni from Gems Modern Academy
  • Jayesh Kaushik and Aditya Venkatesh from Delhi Private School
  • Karan Navani and Vivek Rao from The Indian High School Dubai
  • Sparsh Jain and Shanil Mehta from Dubai International Academy
  • Fatima Taquedees from Al Ain Junior School
  • Seyed Mohammed Ahlesaadat from Dubai National School AlBarsha

Dr Mohamed Salama, Academic Head and Associate Head of School of Management and Languages at Heriot-Watt Dubai Campus, said: “This year’s challenge was highly competitive. We were delighted to offer these young entrepreneurs a real-life business scenario to develop their skills as future business leaders in the UAE.”