India’s brightest startups shine at GITEX Future Stars

India’s brightest startups shine at GITEX Future Stars

Namaste To India’s Top Disruptors

U-Connect & GITEX Future Stars are spotlighting India’s thriving startup ecosystem – with the most promising startups selected for representation at GITEX Future Stars 2019, after an intensive pitch competition round in Chennai, India.

Hundreds of participants arrived armed with their most innovative ideas and battled it out in the pitch competition that took place on 14 September at TIDEL Park in the city of Chennai. A quick look at some of the memorable moments from the packed-out competition.

Chennai pitch



4 startups were selected as winners of the competition, and are now on their way to showcase their unique products and solutions at GITEX Future Stars 2019.

Bananasol (Gamified Fitness Experience)

- Robotic Kitchen (India's 1st Fully Automated Robotic Kitchen)

- VisitDesk (An Interesting Visitor Management Solution)

- ThirAi (Advertising Technology)


The 4 selected startups scooped up the below prizes and benefits:

- A shared exhibition pod (worth INR 1.3 Lakhs) to showcase their innovations
- Chance to network with and pitch to 400+ star investors
- Access to the keynote sessions, specifically designed for startups at different stages
- Chance to apply for the Supernova Challenge offering a total of USD 200,000 in cash prizes
- 2 passes to the startup party
- 4 all access passes to GITEX Future Stars (excluding the Investor Lounge) and access to the GITEX exhibition
- Opportunity to meet with corporate buyers and investors
- An opportunity to receive individual mentoring with regards to the UAE’s startup & innovation ecosystem

About U-Connect

An initiative under One&Only (, U-Connect is a networking & development platform for young entrepreneurs, professionals & future leaders.

Apart from our signature networking events, workshops & mentoring sessions, we’re into connecting the startup ecosystems of the UAE & India (since we’re present in both countries and see great potential in exchange of innovative ideas)

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