President of Umm Al Qura University (UQU) and Chairman of Wadi Makkah Dr. Bakri Bin M'atooq Bin Bakri Assas, conducted on Monday Shawal 16, 1438 H, an inspection tour to the second summer training program organized by the company for UQU students and checked on the three tracks attended by the students, in the presence of Wadi Makkah CEO Dr. Faisal Al-Alaf.
The students briefed Dr. Assas about the experiences and skills they acquired during their participation in the summer program at Wadi Makkah in its different tracks.
On his part, Dr. Assas said the summer program for entrepreneurs at Wadi Makkah in its second year is envisaged to sharpen skills, talents and innovative ideas which help students to turn their patented ideas into concrete products and afterward these new ideas will turned into new startups.
He reiterated the importance of training university students at Wadi Makkah Startup Center. "The training courses help students to convert their innovations into products in line with the Kingdom Vision 2030", he said adding that students receive training on transformation to the knowledge-based economy through innovation and entrepreneurship, urging them to benefit from the expertise available in Wadi Makkah, and to sharpen their skills in a manner which benefits them to establish startups in the future.
It is noteworthy that the program selected 60 students according to the trainers' schedule. The training plan includes creation of modeling system, website and application designing, marketing, business development and programming, and allows students from all other universities to participate in its courses.