Dubai Tourism has invited the best and brightest start-ups servicing the travel and tourism industry, or with applications in the sector, to submit business plans that enhance two key pillar categories: Hospitality Services and The Visitor Experience.
Who will walk away with the first prize?
The top 30 entries will receive their own space at GITEX Future Stars in October to showcase their ideas to thousands of corporate buyers, regional operators and over 250 investors.
In addition, these budding entrepreneurs will also have the opportunity to pitch their proposal to a panel of judges, with the three leading ideas from each category receiving start-up capital to turn their business into reality.
The Jury Panel
Futurism will be judged by some of the biggest names in the industry. Together they will review and select their winning 30 to go forward to the final rounds of Futurism.
Walid Faza, Partner at Wamda Capital and COO of Wamda,
Ahmad Khalifa AlFalasi, CEO Corporate Services & Investment DTCM
Todd O Brien, Managing Director, Startup Bootcamp
Mohamed Almulaa, CEO Dubai Parks & Resorts
Terry Kane, Head of Travel and Auto for the MENA region, Facebook