Have a look at some of our winning ideas


Yahya Stapic
Founder, United Designers
AUS graduate

The Big Start’s inaugural winner Yahya Stapic opened his fashion incubator concept store United Designers in Mirdif City Centre in October 2011. Since then it has been a platform for both local and international designers to showcase their design.

“I went from being a student who missed classes to a manager of an entire team. And no, I don’t miss any meetings anymore.”


Stefanie Ost
CEO, SO Famous
Middlesex University graduate

Season 2 winner Stefanie Ost is a graduate from Middlesex University who has successfully launched SO Famous, a professional modelling agency and academy.

“The Big Start embodies the entrepreneurial spirit of tomorrow’s generation and makes it a reality.”


Aditi Sen
Founder & General Manager, SENSE
SP Jain graduate

The Big Start’s Season 3 winner, Aditi Sen graduated from SP Jain School of Global Management is in the initial stages of setting up her business in conjunction with ATI. Her business concept is to provide animal-assisted therapy for ill patients, as well as providing educational interaction with children.

“I am highly inspired by Apple’s “Think Different” commercial in 1997 which said “The People Who Are Crazy Enough To Think They Can Change The World, Are The ones who Do!” And, I BELIEVE that The Big Start is THE PLACE for such people!”