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Texas A&M at Qatar alumni win local entrepreneurship competition

Published Sep 30, 2020

Fatima Al Janahi ’20 and Amera Jama ’20, graduates of Texas A&M University at Qatar, recently won the Best Company of the Year award in INJAZ Qatar’s Mubadara 2020.

Al Janahi and Jama’s idea was Tailory, an online platform that allowed customers to connect with tailors through an app from the comfort and convenience of their homes.

“One of my dreams was to run my own company and I found that INJAZ was a perfect first step in achieving that dream,” said Al-Janahi, a graduate of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Program. “Through the Mubadara 2020, I got an insight of the world of business and entrepreneurship and what it takes to launch a new company.” 

This year’s virtual Mubadara encouraged young entrepreneurs to create business models, present their idea and host a question and answer session with a panel of local judges. 

The duo also won an award for the best presentation, which they attribute to their time at university.

“The university experience did not only teach me about math and physics, it was a lot more. The team work and communication skills that we built during our years at Texas A&M at Qatar helped us succeed in this competition,” Al-Janahi said.

Having won Best Company of the Year, Al Janahi and Jama will now represent Qatar at the university level in INJAZ Al-Arab, a regional entrepreneurship competition.