Etisalat’s Hello Business Pitch 3 winners revealed: Inspiring Startups and Disruptive Ideas Shine
Etisalat by e& recently announced the winners of the third edition of the ‘Hello Business Pitch’ competition, a prestigious event that celebrates entrepreneurship and innovation in the UAE.
In the Ambitious Startups category, FortyGuard emerged as the winner, receiving the prestigious first prize of AED 120,000. Revent claimed the second prize of AED 80,000, while ImInclusive won the third prize of AED 60,000. In the Disruptive Ideators category, Mohammed Alam [Story Box] stood out as the winner, earning the first prize of AED 40,000. Nitin Agarwal [QReceipts] secured the second prize of AED 30,000, and Sara AlMahri [Sensy] was awarded the third prize of AED 20,000.
Hello Business Pitch provides a unique platform for aspiring startups and disruptive ideators to showcase their business ideas and models. With innovative frameworks, concepts, and business models, participants competed for recognition and a chance to win cash prizes totalling AED 350,000.
A panel of nine subject matter experts carefully evaluated the business pitches, considering factors such as application strength, problem-solving capabilities, unique value proposition, and scalability potential. The winners were announced and celebrated during the Hello Business Pitch 3 Awards Ceremony, which recognised achievements in two categories: Ambitious Startups and Disruptive Ideators.
Esam Mahmoud, Senior Vice President, SMB, Etisalat by e&, expressed his excitement at witnessing the remarkable talent and potential within the UAE’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. He praised the winners for driving innovation and shaping the future of business in the nation. Mahmoud affirmed Etisalat’s commitment to supporting and celebrating the achievements of these exceptional individuals and their groundbreaking ideas, excepting their continued success in contributing to the UAE’ growth and prosperity.
The cash prizes awarded to the winners will provide crucial support for further developing their ventures and contributing to the economic growth of the UAE. Mahmoud expressed gratitude to the UAE government for their ongoing support, recognising the Hello Business Pitch 3 Awards as a testament to the UAE’s commitment to fostering entrepreneurship and fuelling innovation. By providing a platform for aspiring entrepreneurs and startups to showcase their ideas, the competition enables access to the resources and capital necessary to transform visions into reality. Mahmoud extended congratulations to the winners and commended all participants for their dedication and ingenuity, emphasising their collective contribution to shaping a vibrant and thriving business landscape in the UAE.
The Hello Business Pitch initiative aims to address the challenges faced by ideators and startups in securing capital and resources to kickstart their entrepreneurial journeys. Aligned with the UAE’s vision of fostering innovation and entrepreneurship, the competition serves as a catalyst for aspiring entrepreneurs, empowering them to launch their businesses and access the capital needed to scale their operations.