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.
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The shortlisted nominees are:
Start-up of the Year
The Happy Box
Pixelbug / Colourbug
SME of the Year
Search In MENA
Bounce Middle East
Silver Spoon Investments
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
Mentor of the Year
Tariq Ahmed Syed
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
Innovation of the Year
SME Bank of the Year
National Bank of Fujairah
First Gulf Bank
Al Masraf: Arab Bank for Investment and Foreign Trade
Incubator / Accelerator of the Year
Hamdan Innovation Incubator
Digital Business of the Year
Deal of the Year
Dubizzle / OLX
Social Business of the Year
C3 (Consult and Coach for a Cause)
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