The Information Technology Authority’s (ITA) Sas Programme for Entrepreneurship promotes startups innovative ideas and solutions in information and communication technology (ICT) field through the first of its kind in Oman- Sas48H contest.
Sas 48H event is a weekend event held for 48 hours and focuses on the development of new web services and mobile services. The event targets programmers and mobile app developers, web developers, designers, visionary entrepreneurs/project managers, and marketers.
Sas 48H event idea is taken from the Estonian initiative- Garage 48 that started in Estonia in April 2010 and has expanded to other countries. The event will be held by ITA with the cooperation of Garage 48 team from Republic of Estonia. It aims to nurture the culture of entrepreneurship among Omani youth, encourage champions to think creatively and establish new businesses, focus on developing startup companies in the most demanded sectors – nowadays – mobile apps and create and develop Omani products and promote Intellectual Property.
100 participants from different backgrounds and skills, ranging from software development to design, marketing, sales and entrepreneurship, will enter the competition to make an idea a reality in 48 hours of continuous work. During the 48 hours there will be mentors to support participants in business skills and technical issues. The event will be held from 18th September starting from 3 PM to 20th September finishing at 8 PM, at AlMouj Golf, The Wave, Muscat.
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