Fifteen entrepreneurs and startups walked away with winners’ trophies at the Arabian Business StartUp Awards 2018, which took place last night at the Le Meridien Hotel in Dubai.
The main motivation behind the Arabian Business StartUp Awards is for the region’s business ecosystem to recognise and honour the inspiring individuals and organisations that have shown their drive and commitment to achieve excellence.
“Start-ups and SMEs should get more time in the spotlight,” said Lubna Hamdan, editor of Arabian Business Start-Up.
“They account for 95% of companies in the UAE and employ over 17 million people in the GCC. Many of those people are fresh graduates, by the way, who are turned down by the billion dollar corporates. But the fact that we have, in this room, so many remarkable people who have started so many great businesses, is proof that the region’s start up community is alive and kicking.”
More than 400 guests, including many of the region’s most successful start-up and SME entrepreneurs, VCs and angel investors, were present to support and congratulate the following winners:
Entrepreneur of the Year
Peter Tignini, CEO of TPH Group
Funding Initiative of the Year
Women’s Angel Investor Network (WAIN)
Incubator/Accelerator of the Year
Intrapreneur of the Year
Aya Sadder, Intelak
Investor of the Year
Mentor of the Year
Will Hutson, LMTD
New Media Start Up of the Year
SME Leader of the Year
Mona Ataya, Mumzworld
SME of the Year
Social Enterprise of the Year
Start Up Programme of the Year
Start Up of the Year
Young Entrepreneur of the Year
Jassim Alnajjar, TPH Group
Product of the Year
People’s Choice Award for Entrepreneur of the Year 2018
Haider Ali Khan, Bayut.comFor all the latest business news from the UAE and Gulf countries, follow us on Twitter and Linkedin, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube page, which is updated daily.
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