Do you think you know all there is to know? The obvious answer to that would be “no,” but with the heightened sense of confidence in today’s market, you would be surprised to learn that while many entrepreneurs may say they don’t believe they know it all, their actions and choices may prove otherwise. In turn, numbers show that businesses drop in creativity, stability and success, and it becomes clear that something is not right.
Enter Eng. Mohammad Al-Suraye, an advocate for education, innovation and self-improvement. When Mohammad started his electrical engineering career working in telecoms straight out of university, his thirst for knowledge and always asking questions led him to establish a solution for the curious, thus ushering in the his educational service, app and event management company, Dawrat.
“Dawrat started six years ago, when I realized that there were no simplified search engines that wouldn’t give you generic, vague results. So, I slowly created the platform to start targeting such questions with solutions in online video courses, and then we moved onto events.”
Originating from an old Kuwaiti word used to name a specific type of ship from our maritime days of yore, the Tshalah carried small numbers of people to guide them to different areas at sea. Like its namesake event, the Kuwait National Fund-endorsed Tshalah program has been designed to target different questions to guide small and medium enterprises toward success by expanding their perspective on different challenges every entrepreneur will inevitably face.
“Entrepreneurship isn’t only about selling and buying, it’s a full story, starting from your values, your vision and your mission. It’s important for you as an entrepreneur to reflect these elements to everything you work with. If you don’t, then that devalues your role as a true entrepreneur.”
Tshalah kicked off its monthly three-day program in October, where the topic’s discussion was entitled “Leading Innovation.” Beginning with a forum discussion held on the first day of the three-day program, the forum featured speakers Basil Al-Salem, the CEO and founder of gastronomic ME, and Dr. Bader Al-Traiji the former CEO of YIACO medical company. For two days following the program, a relevant workshop took place for people to attend with registration. October’s workshop was centred on its Leading Innovation theme, offering a two-day intensive and interactive lesson revolving around forming a business out of an innovative idea. “If people don’t ask questions, then their ventures will never succeed. It’s important to build an education on this matter so that entrepreneurs can learn how to build unique identities, and how to avoid common errors made when creating a business.”
Scheduled to appear monthly from October 2017 – March 2018 at the Jaber Al Ahmad Cultural Centre, this forum is the first educational event of its kind held at the cultural center. Each month will bring a new perspective to the table, along with recommendations of who should be sure not to miss it. “I would always recommend for any entrepreneur, existing or aspiring to attend. Entrepreneurs cannot afford to wait a year to learn something new. The learning experience needs to be constant.”
Download the Dawrat app on IOS to register for the forum and workshop, or visit their website at www.dawrat.com for more information. Follow Tshalah on Instagram and Twitter @tshalahkw to stay updated on forums and ideas to come!