ProvenMed, Callix and PlasticFri are top three winners of Fifth Dubai Smartpreneur Competition
ProvenMed, a UAE-based medical devices innovation start-up, was named as the first place winner of the 5th Dubai Smartpreneur Competition. Callix, a UAE-based startup offering intelligent cloud-based call answering solutions, took second place, while PlasticFri, a Swedish social enterprise with a mission to tackle plastic pollution by transforming renewable plant resources, claimed third place.
Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry announced the winners of during a virtual event, which saw 10 shortlisted startups from the UAE and abroad pitch their businesses to an expert panel of judges.
Prior to the awards ceremony, the top ten participating startups that included ProvenMed Global FZ-LLC, VYND, PlasticFri, Callix, uqudo, Caddie Engineering LLC, Lexyom, beXel, Cerebian and ONE MOTO made their business pitches in the final round of the competition. The shortlisted startups will get the opportunity to exhibit at Expo 2020 Dubai, while the top 3 winning startups received AED 150,000 in combined cash prizes.
Over 1,900 startups from around the world have applied over the last five cycles of the Dubai Smartprenuer Competition. The fifth cycle, held earlier this year, attracted 315 smart business ideas aligned with the Expo 2020 Dubai sub-themes of Opportunity, Mobility and Sustainability.