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Revealed: Finalists for the Arabian Business StartUp Awards 2018

Revealed: Finalists for the Arabian Business StartUp Awards 2018

Over 70 finalists have been shortlisted for the upcoming Arabian Business StartUp Awards 2018, which will take place on Tuesday October 23rd at Le Méridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre, to recognise the country’s best performing start-ups, SMEs and entrepreneurs.

The full shortlist was generated from more than 350 nominations across 14 categories: Entrepreneur of the Year, Funding Initiative of the Year, Incubator/Accelerator of the Year, Intrapreneur of the Year, Investor of the Year, Mentor of the Year, New Media Start Up of the Year, People’s Choice Award: Entrepreneur of the Year, SME Leader of the Year, SME of the Year, Social Enterprise of the Year, Start Up Programme of the Year, Start Up of the Year and Young Entrepreneur of the Year.

While the majority of winners will be decided by a judging panel, the winner for The People’s Choice Award: Entrepreneur of the Year will be voted by Arabian Business StartUp readers.

The voting period for the award category will begin on Sunday October 7 and end on Sunday October 14. Readers can cast their votes through the following link: www.arabianbusiness.com/startup-awards/peoples-choice-awards-entrepreneur-of-the-week

The Arabian Business StartUp Awards are held in partnership with Al Najah Education.

The Arabian Business StartUp Awards 2018 shortlisted finalists are:

Entrepreneur of the Year

Mona Ataya, Mumzworld
Hamza Khan, letswork
Lojain Jibawi, Votek
Ibrahim Colak, mrUsta
Rami Shaar, The Washmen

Funding Initiative of the Year

SABIC
Enhance
Al Waha Venture Capital Fund of Funds
Women’s Angel Investor Network (WAIN)

Incubator/Accelerator of the Year

Dubai Technology Entrepreneur Centre (DTEC)
Womentum Accelerator
Fikra Labs
The FinTech Hive
In5
Dubai Future Foundation

Intrapreneur of the Year

Patrick Wee, Ease by Emaar
Aya Sadder, Intelak
Kamel Al-Asmar

Investor of the Year

Brinc IoT Investment
Womena
Middle East Venture Partners
Women’s Angel Investor Network (WAIN)
Shurooq

Mentor of the Year

Ayman Itani, Think Media Labs
Gavin Kwas, Beehive
Will Hutson, LMTD
Joy Ajlouny, Fetchr

New Media Start Up of the Year

Booklava
Glare Bahrain
Mintaga.com
Pure Digital

SME Leader of the Year

Craig Moore, Beehive
Katharine Budd, NowMoney
Mona Ataya, Mumzworld
Vilhelm Hedberg, Ekar

SME of the Year

Bawabba
Little Thinking Minds
The Camel Soap Factory
RentSher
Calio

Social Enterprise of the Year

Cryosave Arabia
SirajPower
Immensa Technology Labs
BonApp UAE
WakeCap
Evolvin’ Women

Start Up Programme of the Year

Nusaned by SABIC
Sheraa
Dubai Technology Entrepreneur Centre (DTEC)
Tamkeen

Start Up of the Year

Almentor.net
Badia Farms
Dawaami
GymNation
The Luxury Closet
Mums@Work

Young Entrepreneur of the Year

Mark Chahwan, Sarwa
Ebraheem Al Samadi, Al Samadi Group
Stefano Fallaha, Fallound
Neha Choudhary, Walkstarr
Thea Myhrvold, Teach Me Now
Kenan Al Mobayed, Keno
Ghassan Muradweij, Koi

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