Expresso celebrates after being announced as finalist in the Start-up Business of the Year category.
Over 300 entrepreneurs and SME business leaders registered for the 7th edition of the awards resulting in 86 companies making the final short list across 16 categories.
Each of these 86 companies will now proceed to the final stage of judging which comprises a presentation to an independent panel of more than 30 judges, representing some of the most successful global and regional businesses, government stakeholders, and influencers.
The awards are supported by an ecosystem of partners who are committed to developing opportunities for SMEs in the UAE including Beehive, Diligencia, In5, Italian Industry & Commerce in the UAE, Khalifa Fund, Micropolis, and Tie Dubai.
Furthermore, the awards are independently audited by global advisory firm Grant Thornton to ensure the highest degrees of credibility for any awards program in the region.
The awards are organised by MEED, in collaboration with founding partner Gulf Capital since its inception in 2012, to recognize the UAE’s SMEs, business leaders and entrepreneurs for innovation, growth, and success.
The winners for the 16 categories will be announced at the gala awards ceremony taking place at the Ritz Carlton, DIFC on 15 September 2019.