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Gitex Future Stars

1417 October 2018 / Dubai World Trade Centre

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  • 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.

  • Tanzanian startup tanzDevs is on a mission to revolutionise the country’s education sector through visual learning, which it says is the best methodology for educating young people.

  • As time passes and generations age, wants and needs evolve, and target markets shift. This means that leaders across all industries have to adapt to changing clientele and mobile app design is certainly no exception. 

  • Facebook might be cooking up an advanced modular device which features a phone, a speaker, GPS support, a touch display, and a microphone, as per a recent patent application. Modular hardware allows users to swap out different pieces to enable functions like a camera or a battery pack.

  • The Internet of Things (IoT) solutions market in the GCC region is poised for solid growth and is likely to be worth $11 billion over the next eight years, said an industry expert.

     

  • Online video viewing will rise 20 per cent in 2017, according to Zenith’s Online Video Forecasts 2017. Global consumers will spend an average of 47.4 minutes a day viewing videos online this year, up from 39.6 minutes in 2016. This increase will be driven by a 35 per cent increase in viewing on mobile devices (smartphones and tablets) to 28.8 minutes a day, while viewing on fixed devices (desktop PCs, laptops and smart TVs) will rise by just 2 per cent to 18.6 minutes a day.

  • Strong employment figures, rising per capita income and a strategic diversification of markets make Dubai one of the world’s top metropolitan economies, with a projected growth of 3.1 per cent in 2017.

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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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