Published on May 18th, 2015 | by SayginYalcin

0 awarded “Technology Innovator of the Year”

Saygin Yalcin with His Royal Highness Prince Khaled bin Alwaleed bin Talal Al Saud.

Saygin Yalcin - HRH Prince Khaled Bin Alwaleed bin Talal Al Saud - Technology Innovator has been awarded Tech Innovator of the Year in Saudi Arabia! Organised by Entrepreneur magazine ME, the award aims to recognize and honor enterprise leaders and individuals who have distinguished themselves and demonstrated innovation and outstanding business conduct across 20 industries including retail, healthcare, construction, hospitality, aviation, education, banking, energy amongst other key drivers of Saudi Arabia’s economy.

With the presence of Prince Khaled Bin Alwalid Bin Talal, the award was presented by Khaled Al-Mugairen, Vice Chairman of Riyadh Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Khaleej Times article:

UAE-based entrepreneur receives ‘Tech Innovator of the Year’ award13 June was launched in 2013 as a small Dubai-based start-up. Dubai: Saygin Yalcin, founder and CEO of and a visiting lecturer at Canadian University Dubai (CUD), was named ‘Tech Innovator of the Year’ at the Saudi Arabia Enterprise Agility Awards 2015 recently.Organised by ‘Entrepreneur Magazine Middle East’, the Awards recognise enterprise leaders and individuals who have distinguished themselves and demonstrated innovation and outstanding conduct in the business world. was launched in 2013 as a small Dubai-based start-up. As Saygin explains: “Selling a used car in this region used to be a lengthy and tiring process. We came up with a technology-based solution for selling used cars that makes the process easy, safe, quick and hassle free.”

“As our service offered an effective solution to all the problems of selling used cars, it attracted great attention, and in a few months, we were able to expand to other Emirates within the UAE. In 2014, became a multinational company, opening operations in Turkey and Saudi Arabia.”

Explaining his reasons for venturing into the KSA market, Saygin said, “Saudi Arabia remains the largest importer of cars and automotive parts in the Middle East and has a market size of more than $25 billion.

“While the sports utility vehicle and luxury car markets are strong and growing driven by rising levels of disposable income, the Saudi automotive sector also has a growing used vehicle market, particularly in terms of re-exports to the wider region, as such, it is a very important market for us.”

Saygin, who regularly shares his expertise with students at CUD as a guest lecturer on the Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice programme, is also a partner in the Arab world’s largest e-commerce company,, and considers dynamic growth as an important aspect of their competitive edge.

Saygin received the Enterprise Award from Khaled Al Mugairen, Vice Chairman of Riyadh Chamber of Commerce and Industry, in the presence of Prince Khaled bin Alwalid bin Talal.

Saygin Yalcin - Khaleej Times

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Saygin is the Founder & CEO of the Middle East's (ME) first & largest car buying service, and Founder of the first & largest online private shopping club in the ME,, which has been acquired by, making him Partner at the and Jabbar Internet Group, becoming the largest ecommerce company in the Arab world, with 3000+ employees. In its largest acquisition outside the US to date, has acquired Group. He has been selected as a UBS Industry Leader, a network of Ultra-High-Net-Worth Individuals. He was also Advisory Board Member & Academic Lecturer of Entrepreneurship at the Canadian University of Dubai. He was referred to as "the region's online business guru" by the National newspaper in the UAE, while Arabian Business named him as "one of the region's finest young entrepreneurs and a major part of the entrepreneurial scene in recent years". Fortune magazine (mag) named him in the 40 under 40 list, as one of the most influential young people in business, Entrepreneur mag ME awarded, with Saygin at its helm, as the "Fastest Growing Company in the ME", while the National newspaper sees it among a handful of tech companies to "have the potential to break the $1bn barrier". In a cover story, Entrepreneur mag ME titled him as "undoubtedly one of the youngest & most successful internet entrepreneurs in the ME”, awarded as "Technology Innovator of the Year”, while Khaleej Times awarded him as the Technology Leader. Gulf Business selected him as 1 of the Top 10 Entrepreneurs in ME. In a cover story, Arabian Business counts him as 1 of the most successful entrepreneurs to call Dubai home. During the World Government Summit, HH Sheikh Saif Bin Zayed, Minister of Interior of the UAE, presented Saygin as an inspiring story for the country, in the presence of world leaders, incl. HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum.

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