C3 shortlisted for the Social Business of the Year Award

We are really proud to have been shortlisted for the Arabian Business StartUp Awards 2015 in the Social Business of the Year category: the other finalists were Pi Slice, Vendedy, Weyakum and our very own Dumye’ – the competition was tough as these social enterprises are not short of achievements!

#winners of the #socialbusiness of the year our friends at #pislice - well deserved!!! Proud of you - we are all #winnersThe Social Business of the Year Award was presented to Genny Ghanimeh, the founder of Pi Slice, a Dubai-based online micro-lending platform.

With a business model built around solving many social problems, Ghanimeh and her team have already supported and financed 200 micro-entrepreneurs. That was achieved with the support of six corporate partners and 1,300 lenders on the platform, who funded collectively a total of $400,000.

The introduction of a Social Business category for the first time this year was a huge achievement for everyone in the social enterprise sector here. It signifies that we are all winners because, through our promotion and support of social enterprise as a viable model that improves our communities in a sustainable way, social enterprise has been recognized positively by mainstream business. Thanks ITP for noticing this exciting new trend and for motivating us to work harder!

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For the full list of finalists (14 categories), you can click HERE and for the full list of winners you can click HERE.

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