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Bounce's Ross Milton wins Arabian Business StartUp Entrepreneur of the Year 2017 award

Jassim Arif, co-founder of Hammerheads emerged as the winner of the Young Entrepreneur of the Year accolade

Bounce's Ross Milton wins Arabian Business StartUp Entrepreneur of the Year 2017 award
Bounce's Ross Milton wins Arabian Business StartUp Entrepreneur of the Year 2017 award

Fifteen individuals and businesses walked away with winners’ trophies the Arabian Business StartUp Awards, 2017, which took place last night in Dubai, at the Rixos Premium in JBR.

The main driver behind the Arabian Business StartUp Awards is for the region’s business ecosystem to recognise and honour the outstanding individuals and organisations that have demonstrated their commitment and desire to achieve excellence.

“The atmosphere in the room was super-charged with entrepreneurial energy, but for me the most rewarding aspect of the evening was seeing the strength of community spirit amongst the individuals that make up the entrepreneurial ecosystem here,” said Kay Marham, editor of Arabian Business Start-Up.

“These are the people who create the commercial lifeblood of new ideas and a better way of doing things. This allows our economies to diversify, make our lives better and make a meaningful contribution to the success of not just the UAE, but also the wider GCC,” she added.

Over 400 guests, comprising many of the region’s most successful start-up and SME entrepreneurs, VCs and angel investors, to honour and congratulate the following winners:

Mentor of the Year
Paul Kenny Managing Director of AYM Commerce

Incubator / Accelerator of the Year
Dubai Smart City - Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority

Start-up Programme of the Year
Dubai Technology Entrepreneur Centre (Dtec)

New Media Start-Up of the Year

Social Enterprise of the Year
NOW Money

Start-up of the Year

Young Entrepreneur of the Year
Jassim Arif, Co-founder of Hammerheads UAE

Editor's Choice Award: Champion of Innovation
Ziad Gosn CEO of Nomadic Capital

Entrepreneur of the Year
Ross Milton, Bounce

Intrapreneur of the Year
Zaid Zureikat, Aramex

Investor of the Year
Elissa Freiha, WOMENA

Funding Initiative of the Year

SME of the Year

SME Leader of the Year
Maaz Sheikh, STARZ PLAY

People's Choice Award for Entrepreneur of the Year
Nadya Jaghbir, GymNadz

Presenting the awards were Rizwan Sajan, founder of sponsoring company, Danube Group; Saikat Kumar, Partner & Senior Executive Officer Al Masah Capital, also one of the sponsoring partners for the awards; Andreea Munteanu, Chivas Regal brand manager at Pernod Ricard Gulf; Neil Petch, Chairman of Platinum Sponsor, Virtuzone; and Kay Marham, Editor of Arabian Business StartUp.