We are bridging the skill gap in the
transition from academia-to-career

Qureos is a rapidly growing network of trained early-in-career talent that are excited to work remotely on micro projects with mentorship from industry experts. Micro projects are paid professional assignments that are similar to those given to a new hire or full-time apprentice and can be executed anytime of the year.

Our Norm

Curious

We’re continuous learners. If we don’t know, we don’t assume. If we do, then we assume we might not know everything.

Problem Solvers

We don’t let obstacles get in the way of progress. If there’s a problem, we find a solution.

Speed

We execute with urgency and seek to accomplish things every day. We keep our timelines in days not weeks..

Integrity

We value that extra bit of thoughtfulness that goes into our work, because it’s the little things that set us apart.

Founder's story

Mentorship has been the leading factor in shaping founders' lives and career decisions. From Steve Jobs to Larry Page, all great innovators were nurtured with mentorship.

Alex and Mehrad met at a university innovation event where they mentored young entrepreneurs and realized many of these ambitious student teams lacked specific experience to take their idea forward. Their ideas were lacking ‘something’, that je ne sais quoi... then it hit them. With the growing skill gap across all industries and youth unemployment on the rise, they decided to bridge that gap.

Qureos was founded with the mission to enable the next generation to tap into the collective knowledge of industry experts on demand. Under the guidance of industry mentors, apprentices are empowered to engage in corporate micro projects and develop the necessary skills expected in their future careers. This approach sets up a win-win scenario for corporates and apprentices alike.

Working with many Fortune 500 companies from all industries over the last 8 years allowed Alex and Mehrad to get in-depth insights in each industry and the expected skill sets. Alex has been at Cisco for over 8 years and understands the tech world inside and out. Mehrad has been featured as an education technologist on The National, Arab News and Sky News Arabia.

Feedback from amazing people

 

 

Ali Alamadi

Co-Founder & CEO, Ebdaa

Engaging with our apprentices allowed us to increase our outreach campaign's effectiveness and delivered great leads for our business.

Amar Basic

Co-Founder & CEO, KeepEat

Sustainability is a core principle of our business and finding passionate apprentices who believe in the work we are doing was a crucial component of our successful projects on Qureos.

Abed Hakim

AVP Digital Marketing, Dubai Islamic Bank

"We partnered with an innovative UAE startup, Qureos, focused on Lifelong Learning. Through them we reached out to UAE University students for our national social media campaign."

Abdulaziz Bin Kalban

Managing Director, Themaar

The innovative ideas the students brought to our project opened our eyes to some new possible strategies we can undertake with our portfolio.

Amal Kabbani

American University of Sharjah

[This] hands-on experience allowed me to let out my creative side which I don't usually get to show at my university.

Karim Hamouda

American University of Sharjah

Working on a marketing project from Dubai Islamic Bank helped me to validate if Marketing is the correct career path for me while being in university.

Khaidjah Shuaib

University of Wollongong Dubai

The most valuable part of Qureos is the ability to get help from industry experts to succeed in the project from Themaar and expand my soft skills.

Ula Mohammed

American University of Sharjah

Qureos connected me to projects from Dubai Islamic Bank which helped me to build my portfolio with verified certificates.

Maira Hafiz

University of Wollongong Dubai

The experience and knowledge I got was rich, and the process of the whole experiential learning experience was seamless and very easy to adapt.

Priya Dave

University of Wollongong Dubai

I've always been on a lookout to work on real-life, practical projects in my field of study. Joining Qureos has made the process easier for me. By being able to work on short-term projects based on my areas of interest has helped me enhance my skills.

The Skill Gap

The current education system is not exposing students to real- world experience during their academic years. The majority of the curriculum is theoretical and not able to follow the fast pace of change that is happening in the industry. As a result, students are not well-prepared for their careers when they are graduating which creates a gap in skills and mindsets that are expected from companies. The most important skills are learned on the job and employers are looking for talent with specific experience and mindset.

How we bridge the skill gap

Create micro project to attract talented apprentice
Identify and select talent
based on achievements
Manage project tasks and
focus on driving results
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Discover Corporate
Micro projects to work on
Level up your skills through
challenges
Connect with mentors to expand your knowledge
Earn rewards by completing
micro projects
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Apply to Become
a verified Mentor
Get matched with
students for mentorship
Get recognized
and compensated
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Create micro project to attract talented apprentice
Identify and select talent
based on achievements
Manage project tasks and
focus on driving results
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next arrow
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Discover Corporate
Micro projects to work on
Level up your skills through
challenges
Connect with mentors to expand your knowledge
Earn rewards by completing
micro projects
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Apply to Become
a verified Mentor
Get matched with
students for mentorship
Get recognized
and compensated
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Why it works

Corporate

Execute important tasks to grow their business while evaluating match for full time hire.

Apprentice

Builds portfolio with professional experience and expand their network.

Mentor

Are able to share their knowledge, give back and build their personal brand.

Academia

Gets insights in skill development for economic growth.