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Peter Tignini wins Arabian Business StartUp Entrepreneur of the Year award

Mona Ataya, founder and CEO of Mumzworld, emerged as the winner of the StartUp SME Leader of the Year award

Peter Tignini wins Arabian Business StartUp Entrepreneur of the Year award
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.

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

Future Accelerators

Intrapreneur of the Year

Aya Sadder, Intelak

Investor of the Year

Shorooq Investments

Mentor of the Year

Will Hutson, LMTD

New Media Start Up of the Year

Calio

SME Leader of the Year

Mona Ataya, Mumzworld

SME of the Year

Servicemycar.ae

Social Enterprise of the Year

Evolvin Women

Start Up Programme of the Year

Sheraa

Start Up of the Year

Idealz

Young Entrepreneur of the Year

Jassim Alnajjar, TPH Group

Product of the Year

Arabian Doll

People’s Choice Award for Entrepreneur of the Year 2018

Haider Ali Khan, Bayut.com