MIND CLOUD ACADEMY
Mind Cloud Academy is a unique Business and Entrepreneurship Academy founded in 2016 in the UAE. From the outset, Mind Cloud Academy gathered around it a group of successful and inspirational entrepreneurs committing to share their knowledge and experience with the wider crowd eager to join this ecosystem.
Mind Cloud Academy expert entrepreneurs have a wealth of experience gained in the region with a main focus on startups, mentoring, and advisory. Leveraging the knowledge from various industries and expertise, Mind Cloud Academy is built on good practice and delivery of a unique educational program that fits the business and the skills needs of each particular entrepreneur, intrapreneur, executive, and business owner who wants to succeed.
Mind Cloud Academy’s flagship program is a hands-on educational experience, first of its kind in the region. It is where advanced entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs come together for 10 modules of ideating, iterating, testing, measuring, planning and building, to launch or grow their businesses. It is also the only KHDA-Certified Business and Entrepreneurship Program in the UAE. Find out more about the program here.
Mind Cloud Academy program is a sharing journey. We offer you our five valuable attributes of knowledge, skills, confidence, credibility and networks, and in return we invite you to share back with us your courage, commitment, vision, achievement and success.
MIND CLOUD ACADEMY BORN STORY
(LESSONS FROM THE TRENCHES)
Prior to Mind Cloud, Genny founded Pi Slice, a crowd-lending platform for micro-finance in the MENA region. She was spearheading financial inclusion, impact investing and fundraising for regional micro-entrepreneurs to help them realize their dreams and support their families. Throughout 5 years, 300+ unbanked micro-entrepreneurs were able to grow their small businesses with Pi Slice’s support.
As rewarding as it was to see the input that Pi Slice had in transforming these people’s lives to the better, she always knew there was more to contribute. Drawing lessons from experiences on the field, she was marked by three major ones.
Her first lesson was to realize that the sustainability of knowledge and education is much more valuable than just the funding, to any entrepreneur.
Her second lesson was that entrepreneurship is not just about launching a new business but first and foremost about ‘having a vision’, and, more importantly, ‘having the courage to step into that vision’. Stepping into our vision requires the courage to take the journey and find our deep ‘why’, the strength to boldly navigate uncertainty, and the openness to allow the universe to guide us.
Her third and most valuable lesson was that as big as the idea is and as abundant as the resources are, real success can only be measured by operating from a place of True Humility!
Since sharing knowledge is the first step to Humanity, Mind Cloud was born to deliver the right knowledge of entrepreneurship skill-set and mindset to the wider ecosystem.
MIND CLOUD ACADEMY