Qatar’s Ooredoo, one of the two telecoms licence winners in Myanmar, held a boot camp last weekend on business start-ups and entrepreneurship.
The boot camp, held at Ooredoo’s corporate office in Myanmar ICT Park, was attended by Myanmar tech start-ups and supported by experts from both local and international businesses.
Ooredoo said the event was aimed at paving a way for young entrepreneurs to get together, exchange ideas, learn from local and international mentors and founders and improve their start up skills.
Ross Cormack, CEO of Ooredoo Myanmar, said: “Young people all around the world are ambitious and want to ensure that their society becomes a better place. We must be bold in finding new ways to empower the next generation.
“Being proactive is not enough – we must listen to youth, provide them with tools and guidance and partner with governments and other relevant organisations in order to develop their ideas and make their dreams come true.”
Cormack added: “We will seek to cultivate and support the growth of Myanmar tech start-ups.”
The event started with networking and introductions proceeded with workshop sessions, seminars and with hands on exercises.
Senior executives from a leading global smartphone vendor, a Silicon Valley training institute and leaders from regional and global start up communities gave presentations at the camp.
The event also included closed door panel discussion where audience had a Q&A session with industry veterans.
Since being awarded the licence, Ooredoo has been extensively focusing on building its brand via sponsorship deals, donations and CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) activities, which the company describes as “establishing itself and laying the foundation for its business to become an integral part of the Myanmar community.”
Ooredoo said it will offer a wide range of mobile communications services beyond voice and data which will include mobile money services, health services and services to support farmers and agriculture.