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Investor of the Year

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Friends and family, angel investors, seed stage investors, Series A, B, C, or D investors, and so on – who is the braviest of them all? The list of nominees for our newly established Investor of the Year Award will reveal the region’s risk takers who possess experience, knowledge, but above all a desire to   …Continue Reading


Intrapreneur of the Year

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You don’t have to start a new business venture to be entrepreneurial. There have been many examples of risk-taking employees’ thinking out-of-the-box to ensure that their employers do not miss out on a huge business opportunity. Our Intrapreneur of the Year award is a chance for locally based companies – large or small, public or   …Continue Reading


Entrepreneur of the Year

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Starting and growing a business is never easy. However, a number of truly resourceful entrepreneurs have shown outstanding performance and tenacity in developing one or a few GCC-based businesses. This award is dedicated to the entrepreneur whose business ventures have solved real problems in the market and generated value for its customers. Please explain in   …Continue Reading


Young Entrepreneur of the Year

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It is never too late or too early to pursue your entrepreneurial dreams. Recognising that there is no age bar for entrepreneurship, we aim to acknowledge the efforts of those young GCC-based entrepreneurs, aged 23 or below, who have identified and seized new business opportunities. Please explain in 500 words or less why the nominee   …Continue Reading


People’s Choice Award: Entrepreneur of the Year

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Throughout the year, Arabian Business StartUp has been celebrating local champions of innovation and entrepreneurship on a weekly basis. Not only do they promote an entrepreneurial mindset and a ‘can-do’ spirit, but they have been the driving force of the local start-up communities within the GCC region. Our newly established People’s Choice Award is an   …Continue Reading


Start-Up of the Year

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The Start-Up of the Year award recognises the new GCC-based business that has demonstrated exellence in its industry sector – either through its innovative products or services, its evident business growth, its market competitiveness, or its local and regional impact – in 2016. Please explain in 500 words or less why the nominee deserves to   …Continue Reading


Women In Business Award

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We aim to handpick and honour a few of the influential GCC-based female leaders either in their respective industries or in the entrepreneurial community at large, who have not only started and built a locally based business, but also committed their time and resources to mentor other women in business. The Women In Business Award   …Continue Reading


SME Leader of the Year

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An SME leader exemplifies the spirit of entrepreneurship by running a businesses that is not only successful, but sustainable and growing year after year. A few years after the venture’s often humble beginnings, the SME leader we intend to honour has built a market leader with continued profitability, kept on employing more people, and impacted   …Continue Reading


SME of the Year

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The SME of the Year award recognises those GCC-based businesses that have grown into household names. We measure these growth-oriented ventures not only by their revenues, profitability, and number of employees, but also by other characteristics indicating the company’s continued progress toward long-term sustainability regardless of its current leadership. Please explain in 500 words or   …Continue Reading


Mentor of the Year

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It is not a secret anymore that having a mentor – a person to build a strong bond with in order to mutually benefit from each other’s knowledge and experience – is a gateway to start-up success. But with so many ‘advisers’ willing to add your start-up’s name to his/her mentorship portfolio, how do we   …Continue Reading


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