Ajman-based Gulf Medical University (GMU) has launched an initiative to promote entrepreneurship among the alumni and students of the university to support aspiring medical entrepreneurs transform their business ideas into reality, a press statement said on Sunday.
The initiative – GMU Startup Lab – was launched by Sheikh Rashid bin Humaid Al Nuaimi, chairman of Ajman Municipality and Planning Department, at the GMU Annual Global Alumni Summit on Sunday.
At the convention, Sheikh Rashid further announced that under the directions of His Highness Sheikh Humaid bin Rashid Al Nuaimi, ruler of the Emirate of Ajman and a member of the UAE Supreme Council of the Union, the Gulf Medical University will be strengthened into a full-fledged university, offering engineering and business management courses.
The function was also attended by Thumbay Moideen – Founder President and Chairman of Board of Governors of GMU, Prof. Gita Ashok Raj – Provost of GMU, the Deans of various colleges of GMU and a large gathering of over 200 GMU alumni from across 10 countries.
Moideen said” “We’re in the middle of maximizing reach for quality education in the emirate of Ajman. Once the university adds engineering and business management courses, GMU will be renamed as Thumbay University.”
GMU Startup Lab is intended to serve as a platform to equip GMU alumni and students with the knowledge and understanding to get their business ideas up and running. Through this, the university will support brilliant business ideas providing assistance on networking, insight, funding and documentation. The GMU Startup Lab initiative will also volunteer customized support, providing access to funding and investments, referrals, on-campus office location, guidance and mentoring and legal compliance.
The GMU Global Alumni Summit also honored 15 outstanding alumni with mementos, for their remarkable career achievements, celebrating 18 years of an industry-defining medicine program that has developed thousands of healthcare leaders.