MENA Entrepreneur Of The Year

Benefits of participating

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The Entrepreneur of the Year program is aimed at recognizing and honoring entrepreneurs who have established and continue to lead successful businesses that showcase outstanding entrepreneurial initiative and create a positive economic impact.

Benefits of entering

  • Opportunity to join an unparalleled national, regional and global network of entrepreneurs.
  • The opportunity to compete nationally and globally
  • The events and activities associated with the program offer insights to support your business in achieving its full potential
  • You can join an elite alumni, which gives you access to technical workshops, thought leadership and the opportunity to meet valuable contacts including potential customers, investors, partners and acquisition targets and buyers.
  • Significant potential profile raising through regional and national media coverage

What it takes to win

National finalists from each country will meet independent panels of judges in their respective countries. These judges are independent high profile entrepreneurs and business people, who understand the challenges you and your team face. You will have a chance to showcase your skills and success story and they will deliberate and decide the country winners that will proceed to compete at the World Entrepreneur Of the Year.

Judging criteria

  • Entrepreneurial spirit: high standards, risk taking, overcoming obstacles and perseverance
  • Innovation: pioneering new approaches, ability to adapt, research and development
  • Strategic direction: developing a vision, goals for future growth, measuring progress
  • Financial performance: managing cash flow, long-term sustainability, re-investment of profit
  • National or global impact: impact on the business world in terms of revenue, operations and influence
  • Personal Integrity/Influence: living a code of value that nourish a culture of corporate social responsibility, quality, standards and ethics in business activities and corporation.

The awards recognize the passion and drive behind entrepreneurial businesses, whether private or listed, family-owned or private equity backed, across all commercial and industrial sectors and at any stage of business development.

Entrepreneur Of The Year will provide you with a platform to talk openly to other entrepreneurs and the judges through numerous networking opportunities. You will meet and learn from other business leaders from all sectors and backgrounds, making valuable contacts that will benefit you and your company.