Shekra, the first Shariah-compliant Crowdfunding platform globally, receives the Islamic Economy Award as best SME Development provider at the Global Islamic Economy Summit in Dubai.
The Islamic Economy Awards is managed under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai.
These flagship awards for the Global Islamic Economic Summit 2013 celebrate established and emerging companies that have demonstrated significant business and social impact using the Islamic economic ethos, and have inspired a new generation of leaders.
The integrity and credibility of the Award was managed independently by Thomson Reuters, the world’s leading information provider; audited by Deloitte, the world’s largest privately-held professional services organization; and adjudicated by an esteemed Judges’ panel based on formal, established criteria.
The winners for the Islamic Economy Award 2013 included among others Kiva for best Islamic Microfinance, SEDCO Capital as best Islamic Fund and Shekra Crowdfunding from Egypt for best SME development.