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Gitex Future Stars

812 October 2017 / Dubai World Trade Centre

Journey To Gitex


Do you have what it takes to represent your country?

We’ve partnered with F6S to launch a global search for the best startups from around the world to come to Dubai and showcase their tech.

Journey To GITEX is a competition that guarantees that the best startup's don't miss out. Regardless of how big your bottomline is, if you're the best in tech in your country and the public agree - we'll bring you to GITEX Futurists. 

What’s the prize?

  1. Your return flight to Dubai
  2. 5 nights accommodation in a luxury hotel. 
  3. Your all inclusive exhibition pod at GITEX Futurists,
  4. Entry into the pitch competition and guaranteed meetings with investors.
  5. You'll also get invitations to the exclusive startup event party
  6.  1 x AAA conference pass to Raise, Scale and Disrupt DXB. 

What’s the catch?

All you have to do is convince the public you deserve their vote.

Easy, right?

Semi-Finalists will be selected from everyone that enters and they will be asked to submit a 60 second pitch on why they deserve to be at GITEX Futurists. 

Finalists will then be selected by public vote. The winner in each country with the largest number of votes wins. 


You must be a startup in 1 of the following areas:

AR/VR, Gaming, Robotics,
UAV, SaaS Chats & Bots, 
UX/UI, Fintech, Digital Media, IoT, Marketplaces/Online Platforms

Industry Sectors: 
Smart Cities, Cyber Security, eCommerce, Logistics & Transport, Manufacturing, Energy & Utilities, Agritech, EduTech, Tourism & Hospitality, Lifestyle

Read the full FAQ


Registration of your startup in the competition must be done here and before the 15th July. We will let you know if you’re one of the shortlisted finalists. All finalists will then be sent a link to share with their network. Finalists have 1 week to get the most votes.

The startup with the most votes in their country category win the prize.

Enter here


The shortlisted finalists will be selected by the GITEX Futurists team and a select number of partners.

Shortlisted finalists will be contacted by the 20th July. 

Read the full FAQ


We have 15 prizes in total to give away. These include flight, accommodation, exhibition pod and pitch competition entry.

Register now for the competition

About F6S

F6S is home to 1.5 million tech founders, 600k startups and more than 12,000 startup programs globally. F6S delivers founders more than $1 billion per year in opportunities, funding, grants and services. 

F6S founders apply to startup programs (including accelerators), pitch investment funds, post or apply for jobs, get free founder benefits and grow on F6S every day.

The F6S name comes from shortening the six letters between F and S in the word 'Founders'. We're all about tech, getting stuff done and growing.

F6S delivers millions of dollars each month in grants and R&D tax relief to tech startups and SMEs.

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For more information about GITEX Futurists, please contact us at: +971 4 306 4509 or for any general questions, please email

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