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Gitex Future Stars

1417 October 2018 / Dubai World Trade Centre

GITEX Supernova Challenge

The Champions of 2017

Sadeem Technology took home the $100k first prize winner for Best Global Startup, Melltoo won Best Female Led Startup, Cherpa won Best Youth Startup & Modeo Systems won Best Disruptive Startup. 

All day we had seen our incredible finalists take to the 10x Stage to present their pitches to our judging panel.

What's new in 2018

Pitch practice: Pitch practice sessions between finalists & VCs organized by GITEX Future Stars.

More exposure: Guaranteed Media Presence in the Finals  & Livestream on GFS social media channels.

New categories: 2x new categories = 2x more winners! Stay tuned for the announcement!

Audience vote: 20% your score will be decided by the audience to encourage engagement with your fellow entrepreneurs.

Please note: Only startups that are exhibiting at GITEX Future Stars 2018 are eligible for the Supernova Challenge. You can register your interest to exhibit below. 

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The Categories

Best Global Startup: US$100K. Prize for the most innovative global startup solution.

Other categories include:

Best Arab Startup: Startup founder(s) must be resident of one of the Arab countries. 

Best International Startup: Startup founder(s) must be resident of a country outside of the Arab world.   

Best Youth Startup: Startup founder(s) must be 30 years old or younger.              

Best Female Led Startup: Startup must be founded by female entrepreneur(s) 

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Evaluation Criteria

Level of Innovation: originality of the idea

Potential: longevity, actualization and profitability

Team: who is your team and how will they make your company a success?

Functionality: usability

Goodness: What is the impact of your product on social, cultural, and/or environmental issues. 

Please note: competition is open to Startups up to 5 years of age that use technology in their products or services , have received under US$2 million in funding and have scalable business solutions

  • Our experience was amazing... being the winners of the event makes it one of the highlights in timeline as a startup surely and in my life truly.
    Startup shoutout - Mustafa Mousa. Best Global Startup, GITEX Supernova Challenge 2017
    Cofounder & CEO at Sadeem

Where next?

Supernova Challenge FAQ

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For more information about GITEX Future Stars, please contact us at: +971 4 306 4509 or for any general questions, please email futurestarsinfo@dwtc.com 
 

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

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Show Dates & Times
Sunday 14 October: 13.00-19.00
Monday 15 October: 11.00 - 19.00
Tuesday 16 October: 11.00 - 19.00
Wednesday 17 October 11.00 - 17.00


 

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