Voting closes on Thursday for the Arabian Business StartUp People’s Choice Award for Entrepreneur of the Year 2017.
The winner of Arabian Business StartUp People’s Choice Award is the only one chosen by the magazine readers.
The nominees for the awards are:
Founder of New Shifts Services, the business matches people seeking a change of career with companies that need temporary help.
CEO and Co-Founder of SellAnyHome.com, an online platform that is disrupting the property investment sector.
Founder of MAGNiTT, an online platform that supports entrepreneurs, investors and mentors in the region.
Chairman of Naseba, Scott provides the leadership and direction behind one of the region’s most successful business facilitation firms.
Credited with ‘making UAE workplaces happier places,’ Phil is the creator of the ‘brand art’ concept and Founder of the UAE’s largest brand art firm, Propriartary.
Co-founder of FinTech recruitment firm, the Cander Group and industry speaker on the topic.
CEO of insurance comparison portal, YallaCompare, which has enjoyed rapid growth over the last two years.
Founder and CEO of Souqalmal.com, the first independent comparison website in the Middle East.
Co-founder of PR firm BRAVE Agency, with a strong reputation for creating and connecting UAE businesses.
With a successful business already set up in Abu Dhabi, Murray is a Co-Founder of car sales firm, RMA Motors.
CEO of Dubai-based ‘LiFi’ (light-fidelity) technology company, Zero1.
Founder and CEO of 360VUZ, a pioneer virtual reality start-up in the Middle East.
Radically changing the customer experience of buying used cars, Ryan is a double award-winning Co-founder of RMA Motors.
Michel Abou Diwan
Founder of the InstaAdd platform, which allows media agencies and SMEs to target their customer demographic using programmatic advertising.
Founder and owner of kids-only waterpark, Splash n Party.
Entrepreneur and Co-founder of second-hand e-commerce marketplace, Melltoo.
Founder of Savant Data System, which powers the Xpandretail brand of analytic solutions for the retail industry.
Dr Nadine Hachach-Haram
A practising reconstructive surgeon and Co-founder of Proximie, an augmented reality platform designed to allow doctors to guide, teach and support other surgeons remotely.
REALEX- Avadh Gupta
CEO and Founder of RealexApp, a SmartCity platform to automate and digitise real estate lifecycle management.
Founder of recommendation and review site, ‘insydo.’
Founder and CEO of Teachmenow.com, an educational platform that connects teachers and students, allowing them to conduct lessons.
CEO of Nomadic Capital a firm that brings interesting innovations from around the globe to the UAE market.
Founder and Managing Director of Moubarmij Inc., a platform for learning and teaching online, via video tutorials.
Founder of Munchbox, a Dubai-born healthy snacks brand distributing across Bahrain, The UAE and Qatar.
Co-founder of sophisticated online content distribution platform, Newzpoint.
UK national, Luke Eley is a Co-founder of FinTech recruitment company, the Cander Group.
Founder of online party supplies site, Party Camel.
Alexander E. Dubare
Founder of successful ‘better burger’ business, Burger 28, serving the Emirati millennials market.
Co-founder of The Improbable Agency, a PR firm that champions and promotes the diverse and sometimes quirky nature of start-ups and entrepreneurs.
Founder and Managing Director of company, Shadani Consulting.
Partner and CEO of Trukkin, a tech-based marketplace and aggregator for shippers and transporters.
Co-founder of GymNadz fitness training and creator of her own fitness app.
Co-founder of Duplays and mentor with Dubai-based AstroLabs.
Founder of The Animal Agency, supplying animals for movies, photoshoots and marketing campaigns.
Co-founder of successful e-commerce platform, Wadi.com.
Co-founder of Foodics, Saudi-based restaurant management system start-up that has just attracted $4M in Series A funding.
CEO of Freedom Pizza, Co-founder of NKD Pizza and entrepreneur.
Managing Director of Sales-ARM, a company specialised in the digitisations of sales and relationship management.
Arab.org – Alexander A. Nehme
Founder and CEO of Arab.org, home of the Arab NGO Directory.
Bevon Chadel Charles
Entrepreneur and Founder of a farm enterprise to help reduce national food import costs.
The eight nominees with the highest number of public votes will be shortlisted, with the winner announced and honoured at the Arabian Business StartUp Awards 2017, taking place on Tuesday October 24 at the Rixos Premium in Dubai’s JBR.