Indian Team Triumphant in Inaugural Inspiring Futures Event
Emertech Innovations, an innovation company whose supply-chain solution provides data to support a fairer deal for farmers and other supply chains has received industry recognition for its work at the inaugural Inspiring Futures, which supports entrepreneurship in UAE.
Gaurav Somwanshi and other finalists of the Inspiring Futures competition battled it out in front of a live audience last night, pitching their ideas to a panel of judges, to earn the top prize.
Leading the panel was Adam Bradford, founder of Inspiring Futures and MD of The Adam Bradford Agency, and Katy Holmes, General Manager of the British Business Group Dubai & Northern Emirates who were joined on the panel by other senior representatives of the international business community.
Gaurav and his team will receive a cash prize and mentoring from the event’s partners, which includes business setup support from CBD Business Services, strategy support from Adel Al Awadhi and The Corporate Group and a suite of PR and marketing.
Emertech says it is on a mission to tell stories and build solutions using technology which impact on human lives. Gaurav and team's work has been commended by the Dalai Lama Fellowship and presented in Parliament in the United Kingdom as part of the British Council’s Future Leaders' programme.
Inspiring Futures was held in the company of BBG members and other invited guests, supported by FedEx Express and was staged as a part of Global Entrepreneurship Week.
Gaurav said: ‘This platform on which we presented our work and the award stands as a testament to the collective work of every one of our team members, our partners and clients. I would like to particularly thank Adam Bradford for making this whole event a grand success. Our incubator, SINE- IIT Bombay, with initial support from Tata's Digital Impact Square, along with our primary partners in agriculture domain like Sahyadri Farms led by Vilas Shinde, and Carver Farms led by Mahendra Shingare, have all been instrumental to our story. I am merely representing a wave of change that aligns everyone to more transparent and fairer value chains. Our experience is that when products are made into stories there is tangible difference in the way consumers perceive it. We hope to make our mark in the UAE in coming days as it is this crossroads of human civilisation the region which offers us unprecedented opportunities.’
Discussing the announcement of the winner, Adam Bradford, said: “We were hugely impressed by the calibre of applicants and hopefuls for the inaugural Inspiring Futures competition in Dubai, and the work Gaurav and his team are doing is groundbreaking in providing a fairer deal across supply chains and changing consumer behaviour to be more socially conscious when buying everyday items such as perishables and clothing.’
“We look forward to working with Gaurav and his team as part of the Inspiring Futures event, which celebrates entrepreneurship and serves as a catalyst for business ambition, in keeping with The Adam Bradford Agency’s own remit of supporting enterprising young people to achieve economic and social success.”
As part of the event, Ama Ase, managing partner of Aiivon Global Innovations in Nigeria talked about how his team have been supporting African entrepreneurs through this initiative and how their sustainable networks of hubs and enterprise services are growing to support a new generation of entrepreneur – as partners with Adam Bradford Agency.
Vincent Bardet, from FedEx added, “We are pleased to support this initiative, which matches our commitment to provide logistics solutions to the growing number of entrepreneurs. FedEx provides small and medium businesses (SMEs) with the right resources, digital tools, and infrastructure crucial to access opportunities across the border or around the world. We look forward to providing SMEs with the opportunity to demonstrate their capabilities and access to the expertise to help them grow their business.”
Distributed by APO Group on behalf of Adam Bradford Agency.
About Adam Bradford
Adam Bradford is a social activist, entrepreneur and business advisor, who has worked with young entrepreneurs here in the UK and internationally throughout his career, delivering numerous initiatives to support ambitions.
Having started his first business aged 15, Adam’s most recent achievement was the development and sale of the BetProtect app.
The BetProtect app was developed to help at-risk gamblers, and was inspired by his dad’s own battle against gambling addiction.
Today, Adam’s focus is split between his social activism work and managing the Adam Bradford Agency.