More than 300 small and medium-sized enterprises responded to our recent Flying Colours start-up competition, which closed earlier this month. Flying Colours presented UAE-based SMEs with the opportunity to share their unique business ideas and concepts to win flights worth Dh100,000 on Emirates Airline.
The competition, which launched on November 25, 2018, was created in recognition of this dynamic and important sector of the UAE economy. It was conceptualised to support the spirit of innovation, diversity and creativity in the country, ahead of Expo 2020 and during the Year of Tolerance.
Entrants reflected the country’s vibrant SME culture. From an organic food company, which grows and sells produce in the UAE, to a recycling start-up, the entrepreneurs’ ideas illustrated the country’s increasing drive towards sustainability – one of the themes of Expo 2020.