Finalists revealed for Arabian Business StartUp Awards 2017

Finalists revealed for Arabian Business StartUp Awards 2017

The finalists for the Arabian Business StartUp Awards 2017 have been unveiled and will recognise the region’s outstanding entrepreneurs, investors, accelerators, mentors, SMEs, funding initiatives and start-ups at a gala dinner and awards ceremony on Tuesday 24th October in Dubai.

The full shortlist, which appears at the end of the article, was yielded from over 350 nominations that were assessed under the following categories:

• Entrepreneur of the Year
• SME of the Year
• Mentor of the Year
• Incubator / Accelerator of the Year
• New Media Start-up of the Year
• Social Enterprise of the Year
• Start-up of the Year
• Young Entrepreneur of the Year
• Intrapreneur of the Year
• Investor of the Year
• Funding Initiative of the Year
• Start-up Programme of the Year
• SME Leader of the Year

 Judging Panel
The nominations are now being scrutinised by the Panel of Judges, which includes VCs, seasoned entrepreneurs and business leaders.

Your Votes
Arabian Business StartUp readers will decide who wins the People’s Choice Award for their Entrepreneur of the Year. The voting period for this category will open this week, with the ultimate choice of winner entirely in your hands.

The Arabian Business StartUp Awards 2017 winners will be announced and honoured at the Arabian Business StartUp Awards 2017 ceremony, taking place on Tuesday, October 24 at the Rixos Hotel in Dubai’s JBR at a lavish gala dinner event.

The Arabian Business StartUp Awards is one of the key business and networking events of the start-up and SME business calendar.

To book your tables or individual seats for the Awards and gala event:

Please visit www.arabianbusiness.com/startup-awards

Or contact Joanna Farrer, Events & Marketing Manager at ITP, at joanna.farrer@itp.com

For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Vinod Thangoor, Sales Manager at vinod.thangoor@itp.com

The Arabian Business StartUp Awards 2017 shortlisted finalists are:

ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR

• Abdullah Jassim
• Afnan Ali
• Anilesh Kumar
• Maaz Sheikh
• Nadine Hachach
• Philip Bahoshy
• Ibrahim Colak
• Ross Milton

SME OF THE YEAR

• The Box Self Storage
• The Perfect Help
• The Snack Society
• Tow My Drive
• TPH Group
• Xpand Retail by Savant
• YallaCompare
• Zero.1

MENTOR OF THE YEAR

• Tarek Amin
• Tammer Quddumi
• Peter Stojanov
• Paul Kenny
• Helen Al Uzaizi
• Hans Christensen
• Dr Mourad Mansour
• Christos Mastoras

INCUBATOR / ACCELERATOR OF THE YEAR

• IN5
• Sharjah Entrepreneurship Centre SHERAA
• Take a Leap (TAL)
• Badir Program for Technology Incubators
• Dubai Smart City – Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority
• KAUST Entrepreneurship Center

NEW MEDIA STARTUP OF THE YEAR

• MAGNiTT
• Nearbuy Group
• PerksPlus
• ServiceMyCar.ae
• 360VUZ
• BOOKLAVA
• MENABytes
• ALRAWI

SOCIAL ENTERPRISE OF THE YEAR

• NOW Money
• Teach Me Now
• Womanable
• Taka Solutions
• The Ajala Project
• Nabta
• Iris Solutions
• Integreat Center

STARTUP OF THE YEAR

• AlMentor.net
• Fetchr
• Proximie
• SuperHydrate
• MrUsta
• MAGNiTT
• Hammerheads
• The Improbable Agency

YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR

• Rami Salmon
• Jassim Arif
• Yamna Naveed Khan
• Mohammed Saif
• Harsh Jaswani
• Diksha Vohra
• Khaled Zaatarah
• Thea Myhrvold

INTRAPRENEUR OF THE YEAR

• Christina Andreassen
• Mohammad Khaled Al Hassan
• Nadine Halabi – Dubai Women’s Council
• Zaid Zureikat

INVESTOR OF THE YEAR

• Dr Mussaad Al Razouki
• Elissa Freiha
• Heather Henyon
• Wamda Capital

FUNDING INITIATIVE OF THE YEAR

• NOW Money
• ekar Series A
• el Grocer
• Fetchr Series B Round
• STARZ PLAY

STARTUP PROGRAMME OF THE YEAR

• Womenable
• Startup Oman
• Mompreneur Rising
• Mind Cloud Academy
• Eureka Tech Academy
• Dubai Technology Entrepreneur Centre (DTEC)
• TAQADAM Start-up Accelerator

SME LEADER OF THE YEAR

• Anilesh Kumar
• Maaz Sheikh
• Shelina Jokhiya
• Geet Bhalla
• Mahmoud Adham
• Rohit Dalmia
• Peter Tignini
• Jon Richards

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