du supports start-ups at Smartpreneur competition 4.0
Three of the 10 finalists to receive du’s Business Complete package free for a year
Denari Cash, a mobile application helping overseas workers to send money to their home countries, has been named the winner of the Dubai Smartpreneur Competition 4.0 supported by du.
Arabee, a high specification platform providing an online multi-format Arabic language programme was second, while xpence, a digital-only business bank account was third.
The competition is one of the programs by Dubai Start-up Hub, the entrepreneurship support arm of Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry. It was hosted by Entrepreneur Middle East’s 2019 Enterprise Agility Forum.
Open to start-ups with solutions in the fields of blockchain, artificial intelligence and digital transformation, the competition gave entrepreneurs the opportunity to become part of Dubai Government’s Strategy to elevate the city into a global platform for innovation-focused businesses.
Hany Aly, executive vice president, enterprise business at du said: “The most innovation-focused start-ups in the UAE are pushing the boundaries of Blockchain, AI and a host of other digital-first solutions. We are excited to present the winners of the Smartpreneur Competition 4.0, an ideal platform for these start-ups to raise capital, expand their business and forge meaningful business relationships with major investors, business leaders, representatives of international institutions and government entities.”
The top three of the 10 finalists are now members of Dubai Start-up Hub community. The winners were awarded a free enterprise connectivity package by du – Business Complete 275 MBPS – free for a year. The package includes a fixed business line, 275 mbps download speed, 30 mbps upload speed and Microsoft Office 365.
“Through the Dubai Smartpreneur Competition and other initiatives offered under the Dubai Start-up Hub platform, Dubai Chamber aims to empower entrepreneurs by providing them with training, practical support, and access to development opportunities. At the same time, our members are creating new solutions that support Dubai’s smart city vision and foster a culture of innovation within the business community,” said Natalia Sycheva, manager of entrepreneurship for Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry.