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Event celebrated the biggest achievers and self-starters from the UAE’s growing start-up and SME sector.
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Our awards were presented in association with Dubai Chamber and Tejar Dubai, with Gold Sponsors Dubai Silicon Oasis, DTEC, and Skyline University College, plus Supporting Sponsors RAK Free Trade Zone, Canadian University Dubai, Noor Trade and Telr.
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Genny Ghanimeh, the founder of Pi Slice, and Michela Simone, marketing manager at Pi Slice, with the Social Business of the Year trophy.
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Sonel Ajayi, sales director at Dubizzle, with the Deal of the Year trophy.
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Digital Business of the Year: Laundrybox. Bader Al Kalooti, founder and CEO of Laundrybox, and the team of Laundrybox pose for a photo.
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Ramez Mohamed, CEO at Flat6Labs Abu Dhabi [in the middle], Ramzy Ismail, the accelerator's community manager, and a guest pose for a photo with the Incubator / Accelerator of the Year award.
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Sai Aroor, head of business banking, consumer banking group at First Gulf Bank, Khaled al Hammadi, head of distribution and channels, consumer banking group at FGB, and a guest pose for a photo with the SME Bank of the Year award.
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Aschkan Abdul Malek and Sajjad Kamal, co-founders of AlemHealth, with the Innovation of the Year trophy.
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Vimbai Mhlanga, tech hub manager at AstroLabs , andTiberiu Iacomi, tech hub coordinator at AstroLabs, pose for a photo with the StartUp Programme of the Year trophy.
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Dalia Taymour, HR and admin manager at the Sharjah Business Women Council, collected the Mentor of the Year award on behalf of HE Ameera Binkaram.
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Mohamed Amine Belarbi, a 21-year-old serial entrepreneur, poses with the Young Entrepreneur of the Year trophy.
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Sam Whittam, founder of Adventure HQ, with the SME Businessman of the Year trophy.
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Elissa Freiha and Chantalle Dumonceaux, co-founders of WOMENA, hold the SME Businesswomen of the Year trophy.
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The founder of Beehive, Craig Moore poses for a photo holding the Entrepreneur of the Year trophy.
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Jon Richards and Samer Chehab, co-founders of Compareit4me, winners of SME of the Year.
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Joy Ajlouny and Idriss Al Rifai, founders of Fetchr, hold the StartUp of the Year trophy.
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Shahla Ahmed Abdul Razak, deputy CEO of Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority, collected the Special Recognition Award on behalf of the team behind this integrated free zone technology park.