NOV 20 - 21, 2018

About The Seffys

Entrepreneurs believe that in order to change the world, they have to help people change the way they see things. It isn't about striving to be the change in the world but to help all those around them see the world as one so that they would want to change with them.

The Seffys is a set of three prestigious awards for entrepreneurial merit in the UAE's startup industry, given annually by the Sharjah Entrepreneurship Festival to recognize excellence in achievements as assessed by a popular community vote. The winners receive a trophy, officially called the "Seffy Award," which has become commonly known by its nickname "Seffy."

The Entrepreneur Of The Year Award

Is for promoting entrepreneurship across the UAE and empowering entrepreneurs to grow their businesses here and around the world.

  • A UAE Based license holder
  • Operating for a minimum of 3 years
  • Generating revenue
  • Based in the UAE
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The Tech Startup Of The Year Award

Is to raise awareness for startups that are five years old or less, who inspire their community with grit and perseverance, despite the adversity they face daily.

  • Generating revenue upwards of $3000 per month
  • A UAE Based license holder
  • Less than five years in operation
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The Sheraa Rising Star Of The Year Award

Is for Sheraa based startups that have shown the most significant development based on growth, innovation, and impact with their product or service. To be eligible to participate in The Sheraa Rising Star Of The Year Award, nominees should:

  • Be enrolled in an incubation or acceleration program at Sheraa
  • Have been in operation for at least two years
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Independent Judging Panel

The Entrepreneur Of The Year and Tech Startup Of The Year Award winners are determined by a panel of independent judges. However, the management panel at Sheraa (Sharjah Entrepreneurship Center) selects the "Sheraa Rising Star Of The Year Award" winner.

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The official opening ceremony of the second edition of the Sharjah Entrepreneurship Festival.20th November, 2018 | 9AM | Sharjah Golf and Shooting Club
Sheraa's Seed Showcase Day, graduating the first cohort of our Seed Program.21st November, 2018 | 9:15 AM | Sharjah Golf and Shooting Club

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