SJW’s Digital Club Seeks Innovative Spark at Sharjah Entrepreneurship Center

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As part of the activities to celebrate Innovation Month, members of the Digital Club from Sharjah Women’s campus (SJW) visited the Sharjah Entrepreneurship Center (Sheraa), based at the American University of Sharjah.

The students were accompanied by the club mentors and faculty members, comprising Dr Lawal Yesufu, Dr Hasan Mustafa, Dr Madeleine Togher, Dr Abdul Ghafar, Dr Alex Alves and Mrs. Malini Nair.

The Sharjah Entrepreneurship Center (Sheraa) is a non-profit government organization which supports entrepreneurs, building businesses that serve as engines for socio-economic development and is chaired by Sheikha Bodour bint Sultan al Qasimi.

During the visit, Sali Elagab, the Space Coordinator for Sheraa did a detailed presentation on Sheraa, entrepreneurship and innovation. Afterwards, Dr Hasan Mustafa led a fun-filled quiz on technological innovation and handed out instant gifts to winners and participants.

The visit was fruitful and the team from Sheraa thanked the students and faculty and requested us to visit individually and organize future trips with our students. The student’s feedback was very positive, enjoying the trip very much, and commented as follows:

Alreem Salem Hamad: “I am glad that I had the opportunity to visit Sheraa which is an organization that supports entrepreneurs and help them with planning and develop their skills. Sheraa Hub is a place that is full of positivity and motivation and they set up some events each month.”

Nof Ibrahim Salem: “Today’s trip was really helpful for me as a business student because I’ve learned new things about entrepreneurship with Sheraa.”

Amal Rashid Salem: “I felt that there was a welcoming and encouraging energy from the staff members and the place itself. I would like to thank you once again for this motivational trip and I hope that you will arrange more inspirational trip such as this one.”

Maryam Abdulla Abdulrahman: “The trip today was an exciting experience for all the students. A presentation was delivered by a member of the Sheraa initiative. The program is directed to college students and graduates to discover their potential in innovation and entrepreneurship.”

The Digital Club is made up of more than 70 students from multiple disciplines, including Business, Computer Information Science and Engineering Technology.

For more information contact club President Alreem Salem Hamad at or Faculty Mentor Dr. Lawal Yesufu at or on 02 206 6017.