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 nine prestigious awards for entrepreneurial merit in the UAE's startup industry, given annually by the Sharjah Entrepreneurship Festival (SharjahEF), to recognize excellence in achievements as assessed by a popular community vote. The various category winners are awarded a trophy, officially called the "Seffy Award", which has become commonly known by its nickname "Seffy".
The Entrepreneur Of The Year Award passionately believes in promoting entrepreneurship across the UAE and empowering entrepreneurs to grow their businesses in here and around the world.
The Tech Startup Of The Year Award is for the startup that has shown the greatest development over the last year based on growth, innovation, and impact with a product or service.
The Sheraa Rising Star Of The Year Award is for Sheraa based startups that are up to two years old that has shown the greatest development over the last year based on growth, innovation, and impact with their product/service.
Our nomination process is designed to be as quick and easy. Please click on any of the categories above to nominate someone or submit your vote for an existing nominee.
To ensure your nominations match our terms and conditions, nominees will be subject to an initial screening process by our assessment panel, which may include a follow-up email or phone call.
As such, we may ask for basic information – contact details, brief company description, and topline financial data. All information is kept strictly confidential and is only shared with our award organizing committee.