Calling India’s most rocking startups


Calling India’s most rocking startups

We are delighted to announce that 4 startups have made it through the first round of the pitch competition.

- Bananasol 

- Robotic Kitchen

- VisitDesk 

- ThirAi 










Judging Criteria:

Level of Innovation: Originality of the idea
Potential: Longevity, actualization and profitability
Team: Your team’s credentials and how they will make your company a success
Functionality: Usability
Goodness: What is the impact of your product on social, cultural, and / or environmental issues
Eligibility: All startups entering the competition must be
- Not more than 5 years in operation
- Must use technology in their products or services
- Must have scalable business solutions
- Must be able to manage travel & accommodation in the UAE

Pitch Prize:

Shortlisted startups get the chance to feature at GITEX Future Stars 2019, and be given:

- A shared exhibition pod (worth INR 1.3 Lakhs) to showcase your innovations
- Chance to network with and pitch to 400+ star investors
- Meet your peers among 750+ other global startups
- 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
- Some of the selected Indian startups will 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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