THE FASTEST GROWING STARTUP EVENT IN MENA & SOUTH ASIA

DUBAI WORLD TRADE CENTRE, OCT 14 - 17 2018

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Believe the hype - it's real.

This is where the world’s most imaginative ideas are seen live in action, where technologies like blockchain and AI go beyond being buzzwords to become business realities, and where industries evolve in real-time. This is where the hype gets real.

Believe it, live it at GITEX Future Stars 2018.

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  • PwC Middle East has done all the number-crunching research and released a report stating that AI will contribute nearly 11% of the Middle East GDP by 2030 – adding a hefty $320 billion to the economy. And with the UAE piloting a range of AI initiatives, it’s no surprise that the maximum gains are likely to be seen here - AI expected to bring in almost 14% of the nation’s GDP. 

  • After shining in #FUTURISM Challenge, Doorie dazzles with Hat-Trick. Hollywood has scripted out a bleak future based on Artificial Intelligence, but of course the reality is - it’s far from the prophe ...
  • Record-breaking startup funding sets the pace for the future. Last year was a phenomenal year for MENA startups. Buoyed by the acquisition of Souq by Amazon and the regional dominance of Careem, the g ...
  • In the 2016 edition of our startup pitch competition, Param Labs was was shortlisted to make it to the next round. So it’s no wonder that this year, they swept away the audiences to score some success ...
  • A Polish-Swedish startup, Skriware, showcased its brand new home and school-suited 3D printing ecosystem that enables you to design, develop and program 3D-printed robots effortlessly. In fact, Skriwa ...
  • At GITEX Future Stars, Saudi-based startup Sadeem won USD$100,000 for Best Global Startup. A wireless platform, Sadeem is the world’s first multi-patented flood and traffic information system with active networks to save lives and money in realtime.
    • Initiative aims to support up-and-coming talent in partnership with Expo 2020 Dubai, Fintech Hive at DIFC and Etisalat Digital
    • Accenture awarding an all-expenses paid trip to Silicon Valley to recognizes startups with the best solution-based technological ideas
  • As the MENA region reports an astronomical 560% year on year increase in investment in start-ups in 2016 , Dubai gets set to host over 250 of the world’s leading angel investors and venture capitalists looking for the next big opportunity at GITEX Future Stars

  • Startups are appearing on the tech scene almost every day. This is good news because it shows that quite a number of people have embraced the internet as a means of transacting business.


 

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Bigger and Better. Here's what we're working on for 2018

7x New Startup Sectors. 18x Dedicated Tech Sectors

7x New Startup Sectors. 18x Dedicated Tech Sectors

7x New Startup Sectors. 18x Dedicated Tech Sectors

Only the latest & greatest make the cut.

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Mega Fund investors, regional government buyers & global corporate executives, all under one roof.

Mega Fund investors, regional government buyers & global corporate executives, all under one roof.

Mega Fund investors, regional government buyers & global corporate executives, all under one roof.

Bring your best smile.

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Compete in the 3rd Largest Pitch Fund - $180K prize pool across 9x categories.

Compete in the 3rd Largest Pitch Fund - $180K prize pool across 9x categories.

Compete in the 3rd Largest Pitch Fund - $180K prize pool across 9x categories.

Think you have what it takes?

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Live business challenges from the world’s leading corporate and government entities in the region.

Live business challenges from the world’s leading corporate and government entities in the region.

Live business challenges from the world’s leading corporate and government entities in the region.

No pressure

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Throwback to #GITEXFutureStars 2017

  • "Thanks to GITEX Future Stars...we have managed to secure an order of over 200 3D printers and robotic sets, which made our production team as busy as never before."
    Karol Gornowicz
    CEO Skriware