StartUp Awards 2015 shortlist announced

The awards take place on Monday, 23 November, with 14 trophies up for grabs
By Staff writer
Mon 09 Nov 2015 04:30 PM

Arabian Business StartUp magazine is delighted to announce the shortlisted candidates for each of the 14 categories of the Arabian Business StartUp Awards 2015.

Due to take place at the Ritz Carlton DIFC hotel on Monday, 23 November, the third Arabian Business StartUp Awards ceremony will gather all important stakeholders of the region's start-up ecosystem – entrepreneurs, SME leaders, mentors, investors, government representatives, and many more.

The shortlisted nominees represent the people and businesses that have had a great 2015, and helped enhance the region's reputation as an important start-up and SME hub around the world.   

An editorial panel has shortlisted the following five nominees in each category, with each of the 14 winners announced on the night.

The StartUp Awards are held in partnership with Dubai Chamber, Dubai Silicon Oasis, RAK Free Trade Zone, Canadian University in Dubai, Telr, and Skyline University.

To book tables or individual tickets please contact omar.kawas@itp.com

The shortlisted nominees are:

Start-up of the Year

The Happy Box

Pixelbug / Colourbug

ChefXChange

mrUsta.com

Fetchr

SME of the Year

Compareit4me

Search In MENA

Bounce Middle East

Silver Spoon Investments

Opsys

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Entrepreneur of the Year

Ahmad Ashkar, The Hult Prize

Sami Khoreibi, Enviromena Power Systems

Kunal Kapoor, The Luxury Closet

Craig Moore, Beehive

Khalifa Al Jaziri, e-Home AUTOMATION

SME Businesswoman of the Year

Elissa Freiha and Chantalle Dumonceaux, WOMENA

Alia Khan, Islamic Fashion & Design Council

Lamis Bin Harib, BioD

Shareen Lee, Melltoo

May Barber, The Cartel

SME Businessman of the Year

Chris Thomas and Sam Quawasmi, Eureeca

Dr. Severin Kezeu, SK Solutions

Rodrigue Nacouzi, Transcorp International

Hamad Khoory and Hani Fallaha , LOCI architecture design

Sam Whittam, Adventure HQ

Young Entrepreneur of the Year

Mohamed Amine Belarbi

Amer and Mohamed Yaghi

Satvik Garg and Zohayr Khan

Viraj Asher

Jimmy James

Mentor of the Year

Fadi Ghandour

Tariq Ahmed Syed

Ameera Binkaram

Bern Shen

Yousef Hamza

Start-Up Programme of the year

AstroLabs / Google for Entrepreneurs

Emirati Launchpad – The Impact Hub Dubai

Mix N Mentor - Wamda

The Zaarie programme, Khalifa Fund for Enterprise Development

TECOM SME Builder

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Innovation of the Year

Organick Communications

Bridg

AlemHealth

KinTrans

TaskSpotting

SME Bank of the Year

National Bank of Fujairah

First Gulf Bank

Noor Bank

RAKBANK

Al Masraf: Arab Bank for Investment and Foreign Trade

Incubator / Accelerator of the Year

TURN8

D3

Flat6Labs

In5

Hamdan Innovation Incubator

Digital Business of the Year

ShopShopME

DoctorUna

LaundryBox

Tarifah

Mini Exchange

Deal of the Year

Beneple

Dubizzle / OLX

Cashnomix

Jado Pado

Fetchr

Social Business of the Year

Pi Slice

Dumye

Weyakum

C3 (Consult and Coach for a Cause)

Vendedy

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