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Gitex Future Stars

1417 October 2018 / Dubai World Trade Centre

Futurism by Dubai Tourism

Dubai Tourism Competition

Futurism Pitch

Are you the future of travel?

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. 

Meet the Dubai Tourism Winners!!

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 prize pot

The winners will walk away with incredible prizes from Dubai Tourism.

Breakdown (AED)    Hospitality Services Visitor Experience
1st Place 100,000 100,000
2nd Place 60,000 60,000
3rd Place 20,000 20,000

 

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

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For more information about GITEX Future Stars, please contact us at: +971 4 306 4509 or for any general questions, please email futurestarsinfo@dwtc.com 
NOTE: Your admission to GITEX Future Stars does not include entry into GITEX Technology Week.

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Show Dates & Times
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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