30 Apr

We take a walk down memory lane to see what SENSE is up to

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A great motivator for university students, The Big Start is always on top of its game, creating healthy competition amongst aspiring entrepreneurs across the UAE. Having just closed our fourth season, we are happy to have received great contenders and thank all those who participated in our Student Entrepreneur Competition.

Focused on providing young talent with the opportunity of turning their innovative idea in to reality, we take a look at The Big Start’s Season 3 winner Aditi Sen to see what she has been up to and how The Big Start has helped her jump-start her business.

SENSE, her winning idea has brought a brand-new concept of hope, health and healing in to the region in the form of Animal Assisted Therapy which uses therapy pets to promote human wellness. Located at Al Tamimi Stables, SENSE opened its doors to the public during the stables’ Family Fun Day event in February wherein its therapists were on-sight to supervise human-animal interaction and answer any of the visitors’ questions.

Spearheading this great initiative of human-nature therapeutic connections across the Middle East, Aditi and her team are happy to announce the launch of SENSE’s new and improved website. For more details on SENSE please visit

03 Mar

A Brief Insight on Season 4 of The Big Start

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In today’s era of entrepreneurial growth, The Big Start offers invaluable and unparalleled opportunities to young entrepreneurs who wish to learn about strategizing, developing and expanding a start-up in to a sustainable business.

Designed for serious students who wish to make a name for themselves, The Big Start is a great resource that provides out of the book knowledge and pragmatic intelligence. It is integral to note that every stage of the competition offers distinct and careful insight in to the fascinating world of business.

The Big Start has transformed from merely a competition to a boot camp for potential entrepreneurs with Ahmad Tarabishi, Yacine Daoud and Nikhil Pradhan as the final contenders. Passing on their knowledge to the rather inexperienced minds of the participants, The Big Start Team offers profound guidance and support to assist contestants by fine tuning their ideas in to realistic and achievable dreams.

“As a finalist, The Big Start helped convert my start-up from a website to a full rounded web-service which enabled me to focus my thoughts and pursue my idea in a calculated and organised manner”, states Nikhil. Through periodic and amplified motivation along with valuable industry know-how, The Big Start offers great insight to help finalists during the primary stages of their business. Nikhil adds, “It is mainly because of this stimulus that I have been able to further develop my start-up”. Now in its fourth season, The Big Start is happy to bring young entrepreneurs’ ideas to life.

17 Sep

Our season 3 winner is all-set to launch SENSE before the year ends

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It’s no surprise that nature has a positive influence on our overall health. And it’s this very notion that inspired Aditi Sen, 27, to introduce Animal Assisted Therapy to Dubai, the first concept of its kind in the region.

It has been proven that spending time amidst nature and animals reduces stress, decreases mental fatigue, restores mental clarity and boosts stamina. SENSE uses this idea to create therapeutic wellness programs that encourage the human-animal bond to instill health, hope and happiness in both children and adults.

SENSE combines this unique rehabilitative technique with traditional treatments such as counseling, speech therapy, physiotherapy or occupational therapy – all provided by a licensed therapist – to help in the treatment of a wide range of disabilities.

With a mission to make a difference, Aditi is almost ready to launch her new social enterprise that celebrates dignity and worth of all living things.

SENSE will be initially based at Al Tamimi Stables in Sharjah. The lush 30-acre farm, is away from the hustle and bustle of city life, making it the ideal backdrop for rejuvenation and relaxation.

From all of us at The Big Start team – good luck Aditi!

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10 Jul

Ramadan Kareem.

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Team Big Start wishing you all a very blessed Ramadan.