In pictures: Winners of Arabian Business StartUp Awards

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The winners of the first ever Arabian Business StartUp awards were presented with their trophies at a ceremony which featured speeches by CEO of Crescent Enterprises, Badr Jafar, and CEO of du, Osman Sultan.
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The winners of the first ever Arabian Business StartUp awards were presented with their trophies at a ceremony which featured speeches by CEO of Crescent Enterprises, Badr Jafar, and CEO of du, Osman Sultan.
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CEO of du, and one of the guest speakers on the night, Osman Sultan, was presented with the Arabian Business StartUp Special Recognition Award. The award honours Mr Sultan's continued and extensive contribution to the entrepreneurial landscape.
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The co-founders of Eureeca.com, Sam Quawasmi and Chris Thomas, collected the coveted Start-Up of the Year award.
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The prize for SME of the Year went to propertyfinder.ae, collected by founder and CEO Michael Lahyani, and MD Renan Bourdeau.
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The prize for Entrepreneur of the Year was handed to Mohamed Bitar - founder of Just Falafel.
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The winner of the Young Entrepreneur of the Year award was Leith Matthews - founder of Make Business Hub, and co-founder of Restronaut and snapp.ae.
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Muna al Gurg collected the Women in Business award, recognising her work not only as a businesswoman, but also on the start-up scene with such initiatives as Start-up Weekend and Young Arab Leaders.
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Founder of Mumzworld, Mona Ataya, picked up the award for SME Executive of the Year.
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The Khalifa Fund for Enterprise Development was named as the Start-up Supporter of the Year. The award was collected by Marwan Mohamed.
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Mentor of the Year, Fadi Ghandour, was unable to attend the ceremony, but his award was collected by CEO of wamda.com, Habib Haddad.
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SME Bank of the Year was revealed to be Emirates NBD. The award was collected by the general manager of business banking, Vikas Thapar.
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Co-founder of AstroLabs, Louis Lebbos, collected the award for Innovation, which went to his company which helps start-up businesses scale.
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Director of strategy Alex Damouni collected the award for Mobile Business of the Year on behalf of MarkaVIP.
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The award for Digital Business of the Year went to souq.com, collected by CEO Ronaldo Mouchawar.