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Choozle Awarded Denver Business Journal s Best Places to Work #sba #business #plan


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Choozle Awarded Denver Business Journal’s Best Places to Work

Leader in Programmatic Advertising Solutions Was Also Honored With Red Herring’s Top 100 North America and Colorado Companies to Watch Awards

DENVER, CO–(Marketwired – Jun 23, 2016) – Choozle. a programmatic advertising platform that connects marketers with big data insights and real-time bidding across display, social, mobile and video, has been recognized with awards from the Denver Business Journal, Red Herring, and Colorado Companies to Watch.

Choozle has received industry recognition for their innovative programmatic advertising solutions, as well as praise for the work culture that has been fostered. During the second quarter of 2016, Choozle has been honored with the following awards:

The Denver Business Journal selected Choozle as one of the Best Places to Work amongst the small businesses within the city. Choozle was selected based on their one-of-a-kind company culture that enables its staff to operate in an environment that cultivates learning and implements new digital solutions that impact the advertising industry.

The Red Herring Top 100 award acknowledges the most promising companies in North America. Choozle was selected as a recipient of the award out of more than 1,200 companies that submitted for the prestigious honor. Red Herring analyzes criteria of startups in more than 20 areas, which includes revenue, technological advantage, growth rate and company track record to determine the 100 most prominent companies.

The eighth annual Colorado Companies to Watch award acknowledges Choozle as one of the 50 high-performing second-stage companies from across the state for remarkable innovation and industry impact. Choozle was selected out of more than 1,000 nominations and the businesses chosen represent successful companies that are poised for growth, have established themselves as a leader in their industry and have been involved in philanthropic activities.

“To be recognized in this regard is a great honor,” said Choozle CEO and co-founder, Andrew Fischer. “It’s a true testament to our talented team that has enabled the company to thrive and develop best-in-class programmatic advertising solutions, while also being identified as a preeminent company to work at.”

To learn more about Choozle and their programmatic ad buying solutions, please visit https://choozle.com/.

About Choozle
Founded in 2012 and based in Denver, Colorado, Choozle – Digital Marketing Made Easy – provides a programmatic platform that leverages detailed consumer data to power real-time advertising campaigns across display, mobile, social and video mediums – all from a single, simple interface. Choozle brings programmatic to any marketer or advertiser with its simple, elegant, and affordable solution. As a Network Advertising Initiative (NAI) member, Choozle is committed to transparent and responsible data management practices. As a proud member of the Entrepreneurs Foundation of Colorado (EFCO), Choozle donates 1 percent of founding equity to support Colorado nonprofits. Learn more at https://choozle.com .


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Dubai Smartpreneur Competition winners awarded for their innovative business ideas – Dubai Chamber #business

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  • Al Shirawi: Entrepreneurship combined with innovation will lead the emirate’s economic growth in the future
  • Bin Bishr: The creative ideas presented support Dubai’s transformation to a global smart city leader

Dubai, UAE: Innovative business ideas of three budding entrepreneurs were awarded by Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry at the conclusion of the Dubai Smartpreneur Competition launched in cooperation with the Smart Dubai Office. The award ceremony was held on the side-lines of the ArabNet Digital Summit 2016 closing at Madinat Jumeirah on Tuesday.

The first prize was presented to Sebastian Stefan for his idea LoadMe focusing on reducing traffic through GPS tracking and smart phone apps and the second prize went to Craig Muyambo for his idea Efhamni (Understand Me), an application designed to bridge the gap between deaf and hearing people while the third prize was bagged by Murshed Mohamed, for his idea “I Want” which is an on-demand platform that helps people buy anything on retailers’ shelves with the push of a button.

The prize cheques were presented by H.E. Majid Saif Al Ghurair, Chairman, Dubai Chamber, and Dr. Aisha Bin Bishr, Director General, Smart Dubai Office, in the presence H.E. Hisham Al Shirawi, 2nd Vice-Chairman, Dubai Chamber, and Head of Tejar Dubai Selection Committee Panel, H.E. Hamad Buamim, President and CEO, Dubai Chamber, and Essa Al Zaabi, Senior Vice-President, Institutional Support Sector, Dubai Chamber, and General Coordinator of Tejar Dubai.

In his keynote address, H.E. Hisham Al Shirawi lauded the efforts of the participants in presenting creative and innovative ideas which he said not only support the emirate’s entrepreneurship growth strategy but also Dubai’s efforts in offering smart and innovative services to the business community.

H.E. Al Shirawi further stressed that entrepreneurship and innovation are the bases on which the future growth of the emirate’s economy rest and the participants were quick enough to adopt the concept to base their ideas on the emirate’s innovative strategy of offering smart services.

He also stressed that the winners will now join the Tejar Dubai entrepreneurship development programme launched by Dubai Chamber, which provides the necessary training and guidance to the owners of the ideas to turn their creations into viable commercial projects.

On her part, Dr. Aisha Bin Bishr, Director General, Smart Dubai Office, said: “The competition provided a fitting platform for innovative individuals to think out of the box and come up with fresh ideas which are also in line with the dimensions of the objectives of the Smart Dubai initiative and will go a long way in supporting the emirate’s transformation to a global smart city leader.”

Launched by Dubai Chamber in cooperation with the Smart Dubai Office, the Dubai Smartpreneur Competition is designed with the aim to provide upcoming entrepreneurs the opportunity and inspiration to be part of Dubai’s transformation to a global benchmark smart city.

The competition received 350 entries out of which 48 qualified in the second phase last week and attended two full day workshops on sector-specific training from experts in the field while 10 were shortlisted in the final phase to select the three finalists by the committee of judges at its closing ceremony on Tuesday.

The specialised committee of judges included Ayesha Sultan, Board Member at Smart City – Dubai Holding, Abdulla Ali Al Madani CEO, Corporate Technology Support Services Sector Roads and Transport Authority, and Saeed Alabbar, Director at AESG and Chairman of the Emirates Green Building Council, who assessed the presentations of the 10 shortlisted participants for their innovative ideas before selecting the three winners.

The first three winners get a cash prize and the opportunity to join Tejar Dubai entrepreneurship development programme for a year which will help them turn their business ideas into reality. The competition was open to all UAE-based entrepreneurs and required them to submit their business ideas in line with the Smart Dubai dimensions including smart economy, smart living, smart mobility, smart governance, smart environment, and smart people.

All applications were evaluated based on the following criteria including the problem the business addresses in a large or growing market opportunity, if the idea has a value proposition and identifies customers’ need for the product or service in line with the market and competitive landscape and if it supports one of the Smart Dubai dimensions.

Also, if the team demonstrates passion about their idea, and if they have a thorough and credible execution plan along with the idea’s Business Model, its revenue generation methods as well as its financial growth projections.


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Dubai Smartpreneur Competition winners awarded for their innovative business ideas – Dubai Chamber #government

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  • Al Shirawi: Entrepreneurship combined with innovation will lead the emirate’s economic growth in the future
  • Bin Bishr: The creative ideas presented support Dubai’s transformation to a global smart city leader

Dubai, UAE: Innovative business ideas of three budding entrepreneurs were awarded by Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry at the conclusion of the Dubai Smartpreneur Competition launched in cooperation with the Smart Dubai Office. The award ceremony was held on the side-lines of the ArabNet Digital Summit 2016 closing at Madinat Jumeirah on Tuesday.

The first prize was presented to Sebastian Stefan for his idea LoadMe focusing on reducing traffic through GPS tracking and smart phone apps and the second prize went to Craig Muyambo for his idea Efhamni (Understand Me), an application designed to bridge the gap between deaf and hearing people while the third prize was bagged by Murshed Mohamed, for his idea “I Want” which is an on-demand platform that helps people buy anything on retailers’ shelves with the push of a button.

The prize cheques were presented by H.E. Majid Saif Al Ghurair, Chairman, Dubai Chamber, and Dr. Aisha Bin Bishr, Director General, Smart Dubai Office, in the presence H.E. Hisham Al Shirawi, 2nd Vice-Chairman, Dubai Chamber, and Head of Tejar Dubai Selection Committee Panel, H.E. Hamad Buamim, President and CEO, Dubai Chamber, and Essa Al Zaabi, Senior Vice-President, Institutional Support Sector, Dubai Chamber, and General Coordinator of Tejar Dubai.

In his keynote address, H.E. Hisham Al Shirawi lauded the efforts of the participants in presenting creative and innovative ideas which he said not only support the emirate’s entrepreneurship growth strategy but also Dubai’s efforts in offering smart and innovative services to the business community.

H.E. Al Shirawi further stressed that entrepreneurship and innovation are the bases on which the future growth of the emirate’s economy rest and the participants were quick enough to adopt the concept to base their ideas on the emirate’s innovative strategy of offering smart services.

He also stressed that the winners will now join the Tejar Dubai entrepreneurship development programme launched by Dubai Chamber, which provides the necessary training and guidance to the owners of the ideas to turn their creations into viable commercial projects.

On her part, Dr. Aisha Bin Bishr, Director General, Smart Dubai Office, said: “The competition provided a fitting platform for innovative individuals to think out of the box and come up with fresh ideas which are also in line with the dimensions of the objectives of the Smart Dubai initiative and will go a long way in supporting the emirate’s transformation to a global smart city leader.”

Launched by Dubai Chamber in cooperation with the Smart Dubai Office, the Dubai Smartpreneur Competition is designed with the aim to provide upcoming entrepreneurs the opportunity and inspiration to be part of Dubai’s transformation to a global benchmark smart city.

The competition received 350 entries out of which 48 qualified in the second phase last week and attended two full day workshops on sector-specific training from experts in the field while 10 were shortlisted in the final phase to select the three finalists by the committee of judges at its closing ceremony on Tuesday.

The specialised committee of judges included Ayesha Sultan, Board Member at Smart City – Dubai Holding, Abdulla Ali Al Madani CEO, Corporate Technology Support Services Sector Roads and Transport Authority, and Saeed Alabbar, Director at AESG and Chairman of the Emirates Green Building Council, who assessed the presentations of the 10 shortlisted participants for their innovative ideas before selecting the three winners.

The first three winners get a cash prize and the opportunity to join Tejar Dubai entrepreneurship development programme for a year which will help them turn their business ideas into reality. The competition was open to all UAE-based entrepreneurs and required them to submit their business ideas in line with the Smart Dubai dimensions including smart economy, smart living, smart mobility, smart governance, smart environment, and smart people.

All applications were evaluated based on the following criteria including the problem the business addresses in a large or growing market opportunity, if the idea has a value proposition and identifies customers’ need for the product or service in line with the market and competitive landscape and if it supports one of the Smart Dubai dimensions.

Also, if the team demonstrates passion about their idea, and if they have a thorough and credible execution plan along with the idea’s Business Model, its revenue generation methods as well as its financial growth projections.


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Choozle Awarded Denver Business Journal s Best Places to Work #business #loans #for #veterans


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Choozle Awarded Denver Business Journal’s Best Places to Work

Leader in Programmatic Advertising Solutions Was Also Honored With Red Herring’s Top 100 North America and Colorado Companies to Watch Awards

DENVER, CO–(Marketwired – Jun 23, 2016) – Choozle. a programmatic advertising platform that connects marketers with big data insights and real-time bidding across display, social, mobile and video, has been recognized with awards from the Denver Business Journal, Red Herring, and Colorado Companies to Watch.

Choozle has received industry recognition for their innovative programmatic advertising solutions, as well as praise for the work culture that has been fostered. During the second quarter of 2016, Choozle has been honored with the following awards:

The Denver Business Journal selected Choozle as one of the Best Places to Work amongst the small businesses within the city. Choozle was selected based on their one-of-a-kind company culture that enables its staff to operate in an environment that cultivates learning and implements new digital solutions that impact the advertising industry.

The Red Herring Top 100 award acknowledges the most promising companies in North America. Choozle was selected as a recipient of the award out of more than 1,200 companies that submitted for the prestigious honor. Red Herring analyzes criteria of startups in more than 20 areas, which includes revenue, technological advantage, growth rate and company track record to determine the 100 most prominent companies.

The eighth annual Colorado Companies to Watch award acknowledges Choozle as one of the 50 high-performing second-stage companies from across the state for remarkable innovation and industry impact. Choozle was selected out of more than 1,000 nominations and the businesses chosen represent successful companies that are poised for growth, have established themselves as a leader in their industry and have been involved in philanthropic activities.

“To be recognized in this regard is a great honor,” said Choozle CEO and co-founder, Andrew Fischer. “It’s a true testament to our talented team that has enabled the company to thrive and develop best-in-class programmatic advertising solutions, while also being identified as a preeminent company to work at.”

To learn more about Choozle and their programmatic ad buying solutions, please visit https://choozle.com/.

About Choozle
Founded in 2012 and based in Denver, Colorado, Choozle – Digital Marketing Made Easy – provides a programmatic platform that leverages detailed consumer data to power real-time advertising campaigns across display, mobile, social and video mediums – all from a single, simple interface. Choozle brings programmatic to any marketer or advertiser with its simple, elegant, and affordable solution. As a Network Advertising Initiative (NAI) member, Choozle is committed to transparent and responsible data management practices. As a proud member of the Entrepreneurs Foundation of Colorado (EFCO), Choozle donates 1 percent of founding equity to support Colorado nonprofits. Learn more at https://choozle.com .


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Dubai Smartpreneur Competition winners awarded for their innovative business ideas – Dubai Chamber #business

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  • Al Shirawi: Entrepreneurship combined with innovation will lead the emirate’s economic growth in the future
  • Bin Bishr: The creative ideas presented support Dubai’s transformation to a global smart city leader

Dubai, UAE: Innovative business ideas of three budding entrepreneurs were awarded by Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry at the conclusion of the Dubai Smartpreneur Competition launched in cooperation with the Smart Dubai Office. The award ceremony was held on the side-lines of the ArabNet Digital Summit 2016 closing at Madinat Jumeirah on Tuesday.

The first prize was presented to Sebastian Stefan for his idea LoadMe focusing on reducing traffic through GPS tracking and smart phone apps and the second prize went to Craig Muyambo for his idea Efhamni (Understand Me), an application designed to bridge the gap between deaf and hearing people while the third prize was bagged by Murshed Mohamed, for his idea “I Want” which is an on-demand platform that helps people buy anything on retailers’ shelves with the push of a button.

The prize cheques were presented by H.E. Majid Saif Al Ghurair, Chairman, Dubai Chamber, and Dr. Aisha Bin Bishr, Director General, Smart Dubai Office, in the presence H.E. Hisham Al Shirawi, 2nd Vice-Chairman, Dubai Chamber, and Head of Tejar Dubai Selection Committee Panel, H.E. Hamad Buamim, President and CEO, Dubai Chamber, and Essa Al Zaabi, Senior Vice-President, Institutional Support Sector, Dubai Chamber, and General Coordinator of Tejar Dubai.

In his keynote address, H.E. Hisham Al Shirawi lauded the efforts of the participants in presenting creative and innovative ideas which he said not only support the emirate’s entrepreneurship growth strategy but also Dubai’s efforts in offering smart and innovative services to the business community.

H.E. Al Shirawi further stressed that entrepreneurship and innovation are the bases on which the future growth of the emirate’s economy rest and the participants were quick enough to adopt the concept to base their ideas on the emirate’s innovative strategy of offering smart services.

He also stressed that the winners will now join the Tejar Dubai entrepreneurship development programme launched by Dubai Chamber, which provides the necessary training and guidance to the owners of the ideas to turn their creations into viable commercial projects.

On her part, Dr. Aisha Bin Bishr, Director General, Smart Dubai Office, said: “The competition provided a fitting platform for innovative individuals to think out of the box and come up with fresh ideas which are also in line with the dimensions of the objectives of the Smart Dubai initiative and will go a long way in supporting the emirate’s transformation to a global smart city leader.”

Launched by Dubai Chamber in cooperation with the Smart Dubai Office, the Dubai Smartpreneur Competition is designed with the aim to provide upcoming entrepreneurs the opportunity and inspiration to be part of Dubai’s transformation to a global benchmark smart city.

The competition received 350 entries out of which 48 qualified in the second phase last week and attended two full day workshops on sector-specific training from experts in the field while 10 were shortlisted in the final phase to select the three finalists by the committee of judges at its closing ceremony on Tuesday.

The specialised committee of judges included Ayesha Sultan, Board Member at Smart City – Dubai Holding, Abdulla Ali Al Madani CEO, Corporate Technology Support Services Sector Roads and Transport Authority, and Saeed Alabbar, Director at AESG and Chairman of the Emirates Green Building Council, who assessed the presentations of the 10 shortlisted participants for their innovative ideas before selecting the three winners.

The first three winners get a cash prize and the opportunity to join Tejar Dubai entrepreneurship development programme for a year which will help them turn their business ideas into reality. The competition was open to all UAE-based entrepreneurs and required them to submit their business ideas in line with the Smart Dubai dimensions including smart economy, smart living, smart mobility, smart governance, smart environment, and smart people.

All applications were evaluated based on the following criteria including the problem the business addresses in a large or growing market opportunity, if the idea has a value proposition and identifies customers’ need for the product or service in line with the market and competitive landscape and if it supports one of the Smart Dubai dimensions.

Also, if the team demonstrates passion about their idea, and if they have a thorough and credible execution plan along with the idea’s Business Model, its revenue generation methods as well as its financial growth projections.


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Dubai Smartpreneur Competition winners awarded for their innovative business ideas – Dubai Chamber #new

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  • Al Shirawi: Entrepreneurship combined with innovation will lead the emirate’s economic growth in the future
  • Bin Bishr: The creative ideas presented support Dubai’s transformation to a global smart city leader

Dubai, UAE: Innovative business ideas of three budding entrepreneurs were awarded by Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry at the conclusion of the Dubai Smartpreneur Competition launched in cooperation with the Smart Dubai Office. The award ceremony was held on the side-lines of the ArabNet Digital Summit 2016 closing at Madinat Jumeirah on Tuesday.

The first prize was presented to Sebastian Stefan for his idea LoadMe focusing on reducing traffic through GPS tracking and smart phone apps and the second prize went to Craig Muyambo for his idea Efhamni (Understand Me), an application designed to bridge the gap between deaf and hearing people while the third prize was bagged by Murshed Mohamed, for his idea “I Want” which is an on-demand platform that helps people buy anything on retailers’ shelves with the push of a button.

The prize cheques were presented by H.E. Majid Saif Al Ghurair, Chairman, Dubai Chamber, and Dr. Aisha Bin Bishr, Director General, Smart Dubai Office, in the presence H.E. Hisham Al Shirawi, 2nd Vice-Chairman, Dubai Chamber, and Head of Tejar Dubai Selection Committee Panel, H.E. Hamad Buamim, President and CEO, Dubai Chamber, and Essa Al Zaabi, Senior Vice-President, Institutional Support Sector, Dubai Chamber, and General Coordinator of Tejar Dubai.

In his keynote address, H.E. Hisham Al Shirawi lauded the efforts of the participants in presenting creative and innovative ideas which he said not only support the emirate’s entrepreneurship growth strategy but also Dubai’s efforts in offering smart and innovative services to the business community.

H.E. Al Shirawi further stressed that entrepreneurship and innovation are the bases on which the future growth of the emirate’s economy rest and the participants were quick enough to adopt the concept to base their ideas on the emirate’s innovative strategy of offering smart services.

He also stressed that the winners will now join the Tejar Dubai entrepreneurship development programme launched by Dubai Chamber, which provides the necessary training and guidance to the owners of the ideas to turn their creations into viable commercial projects.

On her part, Dr. Aisha Bin Bishr, Director General, Smart Dubai Office, said: “The competition provided a fitting platform for innovative individuals to think out of the box and come up with fresh ideas which are also in line with the dimensions of the objectives of the Smart Dubai initiative and will go a long way in supporting the emirate’s transformation to a global smart city leader.”

Launched by Dubai Chamber in cooperation with the Smart Dubai Office, the Dubai Smartpreneur Competition is designed with the aim to provide upcoming entrepreneurs the opportunity and inspiration to be part of Dubai’s transformation to a global benchmark smart city.

The competition received 350 entries out of which 48 qualified in the second phase last week and attended two full day workshops on sector-specific training from experts in the field while 10 were shortlisted in the final phase to select the three finalists by the committee of judges at its closing ceremony on Tuesday.

The specialised committee of judges included Ayesha Sultan, Board Member at Smart City – Dubai Holding, Abdulla Ali Al Madani CEO, Corporate Technology Support Services Sector Roads and Transport Authority, and Saeed Alabbar, Director at AESG and Chairman of the Emirates Green Building Council, who assessed the presentations of the 10 shortlisted participants for their innovative ideas before selecting the three winners.

The first three winners get a cash prize and the opportunity to join Tejar Dubai entrepreneurship development programme for a year which will help them turn their business ideas into reality. The competition was open to all UAE-based entrepreneurs and required them to submit their business ideas in line with the Smart Dubai dimensions including smart economy, smart living, smart mobility, smart governance, smart environment, and smart people.

All applications were evaluated based on the following criteria including the problem the business addresses in a large or growing market opportunity, if the idea has a value proposition and identifies customers’ need for the product or service in line with the market and competitive landscape and if it supports one of the Smart Dubai dimensions.

Also, if the team demonstrates passion about their idea, and if they have a thorough and credible execution plan along with the idea’s Business Model, its revenue generation methods as well as its financial growth projections.


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Dubai Smartpreneur Competition winners awarded for their innovative business ideas – Dubai Chamber #business

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  • Al Shirawi: Entrepreneurship combined with innovation will lead the emirate’s economic growth in the future
  • Bin Bishr: The creative ideas presented support Dubai’s transformation to a global smart city leader

Dubai, UAE: Innovative business ideas of three budding entrepreneurs were awarded by Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry at the conclusion of the Dubai Smartpreneur Competition launched in cooperation with the Smart Dubai Office. The award ceremony was held on the side-lines of the ArabNet Digital Summit 2016 closing at Madinat Jumeirah on Tuesday.

The first prize was presented to Sebastian Stefan for his idea LoadMe focusing on reducing traffic through GPS tracking and smart phone apps and the second prize went to Craig Muyambo for his idea Efhamni (Understand Me), an application designed to bridge the gap between deaf and hearing people while the third prize was bagged by Murshed Mohamed, for his idea “I Want” which is an on-demand platform that helps people buy anything on retailers’ shelves with the push of a button.

The prize cheques were presented by H.E. Majid Saif Al Ghurair, Chairman, Dubai Chamber, and Dr. Aisha Bin Bishr, Director General, Smart Dubai Office, in the presence H.E. Hisham Al Shirawi, 2nd Vice-Chairman, Dubai Chamber, and Head of Tejar Dubai Selection Committee Panel, H.E. Hamad Buamim, President and CEO, Dubai Chamber, and Essa Al Zaabi, Senior Vice-President, Institutional Support Sector, Dubai Chamber, and General Coordinator of Tejar Dubai.

In his keynote address, H.E. Hisham Al Shirawi lauded the efforts of the participants in presenting creative and innovative ideas which he said not only support the emirate’s entrepreneurship growth strategy but also Dubai’s efforts in offering smart and innovative services to the business community.

H.E. Al Shirawi further stressed that entrepreneurship and innovation are the bases on which the future growth of the emirate’s economy rest and the participants were quick enough to adopt the concept to base their ideas on the emirate’s innovative strategy of offering smart services.

He also stressed that the winners will now join the Tejar Dubai entrepreneurship development programme launched by Dubai Chamber, which provides the necessary training and guidance to the owners of the ideas to turn their creations into viable commercial projects.

On her part, Dr. Aisha Bin Bishr, Director General, Smart Dubai Office, said: “The competition provided a fitting platform for innovative individuals to think out of the box and come up with fresh ideas which are also in line with the dimensions of the objectives of the Smart Dubai initiative and will go a long way in supporting the emirate’s transformation to a global smart city leader.”

Launched by Dubai Chamber in cooperation with the Smart Dubai Office, the Dubai Smartpreneur Competition is designed with the aim to provide upcoming entrepreneurs the opportunity and inspiration to be part of Dubai’s transformation to a global benchmark smart city.

The competition received 350 entries out of which 48 qualified in the second phase last week and attended two full day workshops on sector-specific training from experts in the field while 10 were shortlisted in the final phase to select the three finalists by the committee of judges at its closing ceremony on Tuesday.

The specialised committee of judges included Ayesha Sultan, Board Member at Smart City – Dubai Holding, Abdulla Ali Al Madani CEO, Corporate Technology Support Services Sector Roads and Transport Authority, and Saeed Alabbar, Director at AESG and Chairman of the Emirates Green Building Council, who assessed the presentations of the 10 shortlisted participants for their innovative ideas before selecting the three winners.

The first three winners get a cash prize and the opportunity to join Tejar Dubai entrepreneurship development programme for a year which will help them turn their business ideas into reality. The competition was open to all UAE-based entrepreneurs and required them to submit their business ideas in line with the Smart Dubai dimensions including smart economy, smart living, smart mobility, smart governance, smart environment, and smart people.

All applications were evaluated based on the following criteria including the problem the business addresses in a large or growing market opportunity, if the idea has a value proposition and identifies customers’ need for the product or service in line with the market and competitive landscape and if it supports one of the Smart Dubai dimensions.

Also, if the team demonstrates passion about their idea, and if they have a thorough and credible execution plan along with the idea’s Business Model, its revenue generation methods as well as its financial growth projections.


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Dubai Smartpreneur Competition winners awarded for their innovative business ideas – Dubai Chamber #loans

#innovative business ideas

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  • Al Shirawi: Entrepreneurship combined with innovation will lead the emirate’s economic growth in the future
  • Bin Bishr: The creative ideas presented support Dubai’s transformation to a global smart city leader

Dubai, UAE: Innovative business ideas of three budding entrepreneurs were awarded by Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry at the conclusion of the Dubai Smartpreneur Competition launched in cooperation with the Smart Dubai Office. The award ceremony was held on the side-lines of the ArabNet Digital Summit 2016 closing at Madinat Jumeirah on Tuesday.

The first prize was presented to Sebastian Stefan for his idea LoadMe focusing on reducing traffic through GPS tracking and smart phone apps and the second prize went to Craig Muyambo for his idea Efhamni (Understand Me), an application designed to bridge the gap between deaf and hearing people while the third prize was bagged by Murshed Mohamed, for his idea “I Want” which is an on-demand platform that helps people buy anything on retailers’ shelves with the push of a button.

The prize cheques were presented by H.E. Majid Saif Al Ghurair, Chairman, Dubai Chamber, and Dr. Aisha Bin Bishr, Director General, Smart Dubai Office, in the presence H.E. Hisham Al Shirawi, 2nd Vice-Chairman, Dubai Chamber, and Head of Tejar Dubai Selection Committee Panel, H.E. Hamad Buamim, President and CEO, Dubai Chamber, and Essa Al Zaabi, Senior Vice-President, Institutional Support Sector, Dubai Chamber, and General Coordinator of Tejar Dubai.

In his keynote address, H.E. Hisham Al Shirawi lauded the efforts of the participants in presenting creative and innovative ideas which he said not only support the emirate’s entrepreneurship growth strategy but also Dubai’s efforts in offering smart and innovative services to the business community.

H.E. Al Shirawi further stressed that entrepreneurship and innovation are the bases on which the future growth of the emirate’s economy rest and the participants were quick enough to adopt the concept to base their ideas on the emirate’s innovative strategy of offering smart services.

He also stressed that the winners will now join the Tejar Dubai entrepreneurship development programme launched by Dubai Chamber, which provides the necessary training and guidance to the owners of the ideas to turn their creations into viable commercial projects.

On her part, Dr. Aisha Bin Bishr, Director General, Smart Dubai Office, said: “The competition provided a fitting platform for innovative individuals to think out of the box and come up with fresh ideas which are also in line with the dimensions of the objectives of the Smart Dubai initiative and will go a long way in supporting the emirate’s transformation to a global smart city leader.”

Launched by Dubai Chamber in cooperation with the Smart Dubai Office, the Dubai Smartpreneur Competition is designed with the aim to provide upcoming entrepreneurs the opportunity and inspiration to be part of Dubai’s transformation to a global benchmark smart city.

The competition received 350 entries out of which 48 qualified in the second phase last week and attended two full day workshops on sector-specific training from experts in the field while 10 were shortlisted in the final phase to select the three finalists by the committee of judges at its closing ceremony on Tuesday.

The specialised committee of judges included Ayesha Sultan, Board Member at Smart City – Dubai Holding, Abdulla Ali Al Madani CEO, Corporate Technology Support Services Sector Roads and Transport Authority, and Saeed Alabbar, Director at AESG and Chairman of the Emirates Green Building Council, who assessed the presentations of the 10 shortlisted participants for their innovative ideas before selecting the three winners.

The first three winners get a cash prize and the opportunity to join Tejar Dubai entrepreneurship development programme for a year which will help them turn their business ideas into reality. The competition was open to all UAE-based entrepreneurs and required them to submit their business ideas in line with the Smart Dubai dimensions including smart economy, smart living, smart mobility, smart governance, smart environment, and smart people.

All applications were evaluated based on the following criteria including the problem the business addresses in a large or growing market opportunity, if the idea has a value proposition and identifies customers’ need for the product or service in line with the market and competitive landscape and if it supports one of the Smart Dubai dimensions.

Also, if the team demonstrates passion about their idea, and if they have a thorough and credible execution plan along with the idea’s Business Model, its revenue generation methods as well as its financial growth projections.


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