Congratulations JJ and Dennis!

This year’s UAE-focused Inspiring Futures campaign, led by ABA, sought to promote social entrepreneurship and youth-led innovation in the region.

Kindly hosted in conjunction with Dan Bolton Creative Management, British Business Group Dubai and with support from FedEx Express, the campaign underlines all of our partners’ commitment to supporting SMEs and emerging entrepreneurs and giving them the best head start possible.

We firmly believe that by pairing industry with experiential experiences and world-class mentorship, that young people have every chance of flourishing.

Therefore we were delighted again when after our outreach the campaign received hundreds of applicants from all corners of the globe – from Asia to Africa, the UK and UAE right through to America.

After a thorough vetting and review process, we are delighted to announce that JJ Thompson and Dennis Errikson are the two finalists who will be pitching their ventures live at our Dragon’s Den-style event at Paramount Hotel Dubai on Tuesday 31st May.

JJ runs PodcastNow, an emerging platform which enables creatives to find ways to monetise and sustain their creative work and Dennis is a serial entrepreneur, whose venture OneCareer app supports early stage professionals across the globe.

We are really proud of both JJ and Dennis and can’t wait to update you on how the finale goes next week!