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GITEX Future Stars is always driven to support worldwide startup innovations, and to position the UAE as the new Eldorado of the startup world.
 

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WHY THIS CHALLENGE?

In the context of this pandemic, the world as we know has been challenged like never before. We would like to use the event platform in this moment to inspire effective solutions, spark new ideas for positive change and help in the current crisis.

This initiative will also reinforce GFS’ community spirit. We strongly believe that one important way of overcoming the crisis is by building on the combined strengths and skills of startups, entrepreneurs, investors, incubators, accelerators and corporates.

While we’re all stuck at home, let’s converge to help our world recover, reboot and plan a new stronger, better future.

PARTICIPATE

Challenge #1: Health

How to support those on the frontline of the pandemic

Any solution, innovations that can help the healthcare industry - from the hospitals treating patients to the labs working on vaccinations or those empowering the healthcare staff in stopping more waves. 

Challenge #2: Education

The COVID-19 pandemic is creating a global learning crisis, in addition to a health crisis. 82% of the world’s learners are no longer in traditional schooling or education programs and UNESCO is recommending online learning and education technology to reach students remotely.

How can we help kids and teachers? How do we ensure that children and students continue their education normally? What technology will help schools and teachers continue their course?

Challenge #3: Remote Working

The global enterprises and workforce is going through a very difficult time, we are entering a recession times. How do we ensure business continuity? How do we help employees remain productive from home? How to help teams collaborate even when they are not in the same room?

Challenge #4: Exhibition / Event Industry

The global enterprises and workforce is going through a very difficult time, we are entering a recession times. How do we ensure business continuity? How do we help employees remain productive from home? How to help teams collaborate even when they are not in the same room?

Why you should participate?

The GITEX Future Stars team will go through each file/submission, arrive at a first selection of the entries, and then with the support of our partners, decide who will be the four winners of the challenges.

ONE winner will be selected per category. Each winner can get their hands on a fully loaded package of rewards including:

  • A free exhibition space for the 2020 edition of GITEX Future Stars
  • Exclusive one-on-one opportunities to meet and pitch to influential investors coming from around the world
  • A chance to feature your startup, innovation or founder in one of our upcoming webinars
  • Startup promotion across our database of thousands of global investors, incubators, accelerators and a 20,000-strong startup community
  • Media coverage for your innovation across our partners and digital channels

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