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New entrepreneurship award judges revealed

MANAMA, January 22, 2015

The Bahrain Award for Entrepreneurship has revealed its panel of judges comprising some of the region’s most innovative business minds.

The award will see all applicant businesses assessed by the diverse group of judges from January 26 to February 17, with the final category of winners to be announced on the date of the official ceremony of the award in March, said a statement.

The judges include Prince Khaled bin Alwaleed bin Talal bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud, a businessman and entrepreneur, representing KBW investments, founder of KBW Holding and KBW Consultancy; Talal Al Zain, chief executive officer of PineBridge Investments Middle East and former founding board member of Bahrain Mumtalakat Holding Company; Ahmed Nassef, an entrepreneur, expert in emerging markets and founder/CEO of Vyu a dynamic entertainment guide; Badr Jafar, managing director of the Crescent Group; Habib Haddad, CEO of Wamda, an entrepreneurship ecosystem in the Mena region; Nina Curley, managing director of Flat6Labs Abu Dhabi; Rama Chakaki, founder of Baraka Ventures; Rosemary Tan, creative director of Palam Mesra; Tony Bury, a serial entrepreneur and philanthropist; Hala Fadhel, chair of the MIT Enterprise Forum and founder of Beirut’s Coworking +961 space.

The judging procedure will be held in two rounds. During the first round, the technical committee will filter four finalists per category and will interview the 20 semi-finalists individually.

The second judging round, commencing from February 10 and run till February 17, will see the judges evaluating the entries independently to determine the five finalists.

The technical committee will then calculate cumulative scores and ranks to determine the award winners for each category. - TradeArabia News Service

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