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Why I became an entrepreneur and not an employee

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While switching from being an employee to entrepreneurship can be exciting and terrifying, aspiring to become an entrepreneur with zero experience is indeed bold and courageous. That’s exactly is the case of Craig Fernandes, the CEO and Co-founder of Lock&Stock, a mobile App that seeks to improve the lives of students around the world by encouraging their digital well-being.

KEL Dubai chapter invites you for an exciting session titled “Why I became an entrepreneur and not an employee” at 7.00 pm on 21st of August 2021. The speaker is Mr. Craig Fernandes, the young CEO and co-founder of Lock&Stock, whose App, rewards students for staying off their phones by connecting them with scholarships and offers. Established in 2020, within two years Craig and his small team has built Lock&Stock into one of the largest education market places in UAE and connected over 70,000 students across GCC with scholarships at 1200 university partners. During the year 2020, Lock&Stock transferred US $1.1 million in scholarships to students who applied through the platform and was named “Disruption of the Year” at the Gulf Capital Awards for its impact on UAE’s education sector.


Members are required to register through the KEL App. Admission is free for current and aspiring KEL members/spouses – Limited Seats – Don’t miss the opportunity.

COVID Protocol: All attendees must have taken both doses of vaccination and produce the relevant certificate and Emirates ID at the venue.



August 21, 2021
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm


Dubai Chapter


KEL Dubai Member Event
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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