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Gitex Future Stars

812 October 2017 / Dubai World Trade Centre

Rule Breakers. Game Changers. Dream Makers.

812 October 2017 / Dubai World Trade Centre

The biggest startup event for the Middle East is almost here!

Don't miss a thing. Book your ticket and join us to see the best in tech from the world's most incredible startups.

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*Note, your ticket to GITEX Future Stars does not give you entry into GITEX Technology Week.

  • AED 1m+ in prize money!

    Looking for the cash? It's right here! Watch as startups battle it out to win cold hard cash through innovation cups and the GITEX Supernova Challenge. They have their eyes on the prize, the question is who will walk away victorious?
  • Will you Raise, Scale or Disrupt?

    Bag your ticket for the hottest startup conference in town. Raise, Scale and Disrupt capture the essence of what a startup needs at every stage, from how to get started, right through to what to do once you've been acquired. 

  • 250+ global investors

    From SOSV, to SparkLabs Global to Andreessen Horowitz to the President of the European Business Angels Network - startups are going to have an unbelievable opportunity to present their tech to some of the biggest investors on the planet. 

  • Disrupt Creative

    Discover incredible solutions for the food, music, film, sports, gaming and travel industries. From our partnership with Redbull which will bring major names to the event such as Tom Thumb, Ruben Lentel to the global hunt for the 30 most unbelievable travel tech solutions with Dubai Tourism. 
  • From DXB to Silicon Valley

    The final details are coming together, but we're working with one of the biggest companies on the planet to send the most promising startups at GITEX Future Stars to go to the USA. Competition & prize details to be announced soon. But you've got to be in it to win it. Get your pod before it's too late.

A jam-packed, nail-biting competition right until the end - the big pitch is BACK!

Could you turn a 3 minute pitch into $100k? It's a tough competition but these startups are throwing their name into the ring and taking on our judges in the GITEX Supernova Challenge. With 14 categories and $180k up for grabs, all we know is it's going to be a nail-biting rally to see who takes home the glory and a big fat cheque. 

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Who will take the $100k crown in...

#GIRLBOSS in Dubai for the 1st time ever.

Sophia Amoruso is the founder and CEO of Girlboss Media, which connects women to explore success on their own terms through content, community, and experiences. Her 2014 New York Times Bestseller #GIRLBOSS, which chronicled her early life as well as her experience as the CEO and founder of fashion empire Nasty Gal, was adapted into a scripted TV series that premiered on Netflix in 2017. Sophia is also the author of Nasty Galaxy and the forthcoming Girlboss Workbook, out on October 24, 2017.

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There is still time, but only just. Hurry now for the last spots

Startups are coming from all across the world for this event. From Japan to the USA to Sri Lanka to Italy and Spain to showcase the best in technology. Regionally, there will be 100's of startups presenting the incredible innovative tech that puts the Middle East on the map as the epicentre of future tech.

To join the line up, call the team now. For a small investment you get incredible benefits and opportunities including access to the biggest investors on the planet, conference passes and access to the mammoth GITEX Technology Week.

All from just $1,650. All in. Apply Now



Meet the best in tech in the home of innovation

Join your global peers and secure face-to-face meetings with founders representing the future of technology. Already 200 investors have secured their seat at the table and will be coming to GITEX Future Stars.

The investor programme is an exclusive network for pre-qualified investors who will be invited to the event for 5 days, hosted in a luxury meeting lounge and guided through the roster of startups taking part to ensure you get maximum ROI for your time invested.

Time is running out to the event, so do not delay. 

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Connect & Stay social

  • The opportunity to meet with startup teams from around the world and from different industries in one place face-to-face is very valuable and highly effective.
    Erich Sieber
    Partner and SVP, Inventages Venture Capital
  • Look at the calibre of entrepreneurs and the concepts that were showcased this year to see that the UAE is ready to step-up to the global stage and position itself as a major hub of innovation and future technology.
    Tanaz Dizadji
    Founder and CEO, insydo

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NOTE: Your admission to GITEX Future Stars does not include entry into GITEX Technology Week.

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Show Dates & Times
Sunday 8 October: 13.00-19.00
Monday 9 October: 11.00 - 19.00
Tuesday 10 October: 11.00 - 19.00
Wednesday 11 October 11.00 - 19.00
Thursday 12 October 11.00 - 17.00

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