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Cisco and Knowledge Horizon co-hosted the live web cast from Washington DC of the First US Presidential Summit on Entrepreneurship, at the Emirates Palace Hotel in Abu Dhabi. Preceding the Summit, and in answer to the US President's call for support of entrepreneurship in the Arab World, Knowledge Horizon and Cisco Entrepreneur Institute held a ground-breaking symposium on Entrepreneurship.

Cisco also announced Knowledge Horizon as the Cisco Entrepreneur Institute Training Center in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Knowledge Horizon, the Dubai-based institute, will offer in-person as well as distance learning sessions, to help entrepreneurs from throughout the UAE improve their skills and enhance business development opportunities.

Knowledge Horizon will deliver the Cisco Entrepreneur Institute courses designed to foster the entrepreneurial spirit in the UAE, through encouraging innovative solutions and the sharing of best practices which can, thereby enable growth and job creation.

The Cisco Entrepreneur Institute at Knowledge Horizon will offer a range of learning and business success tools through workshops, videos, simulations and an 'Entrepreneurs Oasis' website. Workshops will include Starting a Business; Growing a Business; iExec Enterprise Essentials and Establishing an Entrepreneurial Mindset.

On this occasion, Dr Ma'en Al Qatamin, President of Knowledge Horizon said, "There are enormous opportunities for entrepreneurship in the region and there is also enormous talent. It's absolutely Knowledge Horizon's privilege to be able to highlight this and support the incredible entrepreneur talent pool in the region."

"It is the intention that our two orgainsations will collaborate internationally with private and public entities, on an on-going basis, to promote the enterprise culture - be that in the support of existing initiatives or the establishment of new projects," he added.

The success of entrepreneurs has significant economic and social benefits for individuals, communities and nations. The institute fosters innovation, growth, and prosperity by working with successful entrepreneurs who share their expertise with new business owners to help them compete and thrive.