The Faculty of Business Administration and Economics (FBAE) at Notre Dame University-Louaize Shouf Campus (NDU-SC), in collaboration with the Admissions Office at NDU, organized on Friday May 3, 2017, at the SC, the “Young Entrepreneur Showdown (YES) NDU-SC Competition” for schools in the Shouf and South Lebanon regions.
Participating students were taught how to come up with innovative ideas, how to pitch them, and how to develop a viable business plan. Students also learned other pertinent business topics dealing with the analysis of the industry, customers, and competitors in addition to developing a preliminary understanding of the marketing, operations, and financial plans.
Upon the completion of the workshop, students were asked to submit their business plans on April 11, 2017. The Mokhtara Official Secondary School team, comprising of Houssam Nasrallah, Zena Wehbe, and Maggi Abou Karroum, won the first prize (a 75% scholarship for their first semester at NDU).
FBAE and Admissions representatives visited the school and distributed the certificates to the three winners in the presence of their classmates. The winners and the school's principal expressed appreciation for this initiative.