Saturday 3, September 2016

Sharjah – MENA Herald: The Sharjah Economic Excellence Network (ShjSEEN) Award announced that valuable cash prizes will be awarded to the winners of its Sharjah UAE Startups Award and Sharjah Entrepreneurship Award, in a bid to promote the culture of quality and excellence in private sector, support and stimulate the young entrepreneurs and honor the pioneering businessmen in recognition of their significant contribution to sustainable development and prosperity.

The Sharjah Economic Excellence Network (ShjSEEN) Award is organized with the support of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Mohammad Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, and under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Crown Prince and Deputy Ruler of Sharjah. It is, also, consistent with the SCCI’s efforts to improve the investment climate in the emirate, boost its competitiveness and adopt the values of quality, leadership and innovation.

Sharjah UAE Startups Award is presented to the innovative entrepreneurial ventures and the newly emerged and fast-growing organizations in the UAE. Entry is open to all private sector organizations in the UAE. Entries will be evaluated based on innovation and measureable outcomes. The winner will receive a cash prize of AED100,000.
Sharjah Entrepreneur Award will be presented to the most successful entrepreneurs who have made a significant difference in their lives and community. Private sector entrepreneurs can enter one of three categories covering Sharjah, Eastern Region and Central Region. Entries will be assessed based on quality, professionalism, leadership and measurable outcomes. The winner in each of the three categories will receive a cash prize of AED50, 000.

Nada Al Hajri, General Coordinator of Sharjah Economic Excellence Network “ShjSEEN”, said: “The decision to allocate this fund for these two awards, in particular, was taken with the aim of supporting the startup companies and encouraging the innovative entrepreneurial ventures, as well as recognizing the entrepreneurs and investors who significantly contributed to the community progress and the overall economic development in the Emirate of Sharjah and the UAE”.

Al Hajri has called upon all the start-up companies and entrepreneurs, who meet the award requirements, to participate in the two awards, and to benefit from this great platform to present their innovative ideas and ventures. “Participants will receive the financial and moral support and will be honored in recognition of their outstanding contribution to sustainable development and prosperity”, she said.

Al Hajri pointed that all entries in the ShjSEEN Award will be evaluated based on professional, clear, transparent and objective criteria with the aim to recognize excellence of businesses and innovative entrepreneurs.

The Sharjah Chamber of Commerce & Industry (SCCI) has recently announced that the deadline for the submission of entries for the Sharjah Economic Excellence Network (ShjSEEN) Award has been set at 29 September. The awards include five categories: Sharjah Award for TOP 10 Businesses Award, Sharjah Award for Best Startups in the UAE, Sharjah Entrepreneurship Award, Sharjah Green Award and Sharjah Social Responsibility Award.

The award is aimed at promoting the corporate governance, encouraging the adoption of quality standards and business code of ethics, developing the corporate social responsibility in private sector, encouraging eco-friendly practices and strengthening the role of business community in advancing sustainable development. These goals will be achieved by the provision of the necessary facilities, the launch and support of new enterprises and the recognition of excellence.