TechCamp Oman 2019: Innovative strategies for future entrepreneurs

With the aim to gain essential technology-driven skills for innovation and enterprise in the highly competitive market, the U.S. Embassy in Oman is set to host a prestigious two-day practical and hands-on TechCamp event titled “Innovative Strategies for Future Entrepreneurs.”

This is the first time TechCamp is being organized in Oman, in collaboration with Knowledge Oman, the Information Technology Authority (ITA), and the Sultan Qaboos University (SQU).

The event promises to gather world-class professional technology trainers under one roof at the Knowledge Oasis Muscat, SAS Mobile, on March 1-2.

“The U.S. Embassy in Muscat is proud to bring TechCamp to Oman as a way to connect aspiring entrepreneurs with technology experts from around the globe,” said U.S. Ambassador to Oman Marc J. Sievers.  “TechCamp Oman aims to build attendees’ digital capacity to turn their ideas into reality.  The U.S. State Department has implemented the successful TechCamp model in more than 60 locations worldwide since the program’s inception in 2010.  We look forward to seeing the results of the two-day hands-on, interactive experience here in Muscat.”

TechCamp Oman is a two-day event where participants will have the opportunity to interact with world-class trainers to gain critical thinking skills, tech savvy, and the ability to innovate, survive, and thrive in the market. The initiative aims to strengthen linkages between students, entrepreneurs, and businesses by focusing on the power of technology to solve real-world problems and drive economic growth. The program will also emphasize a skills-based curriculum that addresses private sector needs.

Knowledge Oman President Khalfan Al-Mahrazy said, “We are honored to be selected as the implementing partner of this event where a pool from the best of the best locally in Oman will be selected to attend, learn, and network with the best of the best globally.  Technology is a major weapon in today’s global village and one must be trained in it diligently for a purposeful and smart use to reach the maximum.  TechCamp is reputed to train people across the world, and the association with Knowledge Oman is a matter of pride and success.  We are happy that the motto of TechCamp Oman is in sync with our brand values at Knowledge Oman, which is to enlighten and empower the community through every fair and effective way of knowledge. ”

TechCamp Oman is open to 50 participants who will be selected from the education and private sectors.  Aspiring entrepreneurs who want to use technology to increase their effectiveness, solve real-world problems, and drive economic growth are ideal participants for the event.  Registration is free and open until the 14th of February at www.knowledgeoman.com/techcamp.