Innovation Cups & Competitions

Innovation Cups & Competitions

Game on, innovators!

In partnership with leading organisations, GITEX Future Stars is on a mission to find the world’s best and brightest startups across a number of industries. Here’s a roundup of the exciting Innovation Cups & Competition making a buzz at this year’s edition.


Dubai Tourism’s ‘Futurism’ Programme

A 6-week, zero-equity accelerator programme in Dubai, exclusively for travel & tourism startups. Got an innovative tech solution for the travel industry?

Apply today to be part of the programme! Shortlisted startups will get a free exhibition pod for GITEX Future Stars 2019, a chance to pitch and win AED 100,000 at the event, plus an opportunity to develop their solution under expert mentorship.



Sharjah Business Women’s Council Sponsors Women Founders

The Sharjah Business Women Council (SBWC) will sponsor 10 women entrepreneurs to exhibit at GITEX Future Stars 2019. Meet prominent investors and venture capitalists looking for the next big startup and win cash prizes to fund your business in one of the many pitch competitions taking place at the event.






The Greenhouse by Chalhoub Group - Retail Tech Startups

GITEX Future Stars and Chalhoub Group’s Greenhouse is flying across the world to find the next big retail tech startup. The Pre-Selection has already taken place in Milan & Paris, continuing its way to Moscow & London.

The shortlisted startups will get a chance to showcase their innovations at GITEX Future Stars 2019 under the Creative Economy sector.



Department of Health, Abu Dhabi

Another exciting Innovation Cup arriving soon to GITEX Future Stars. Watch this space for more details.












Africa Innovation Cup

enpact and GITEX Future Stars are on the hunt for Africa’s most promising startups. Are you one of them? Apply for the Africa Innovation Cup taking place at GITEX Future Stars this year, and if you’re shortlisted, you will be given:

  • A shared pod to showcase your solutions
  • Access to the conference
  • An opportunity to pitch live in front of investors

Four startups will be shortlisted from Egypt, Ghana, Kenya and Tunisia to take part in the Africa Innovation Cup competition hosted at GITEX Future Stars 2019. Deadline for entries is 15th August 2019.

Shortlisted candidates will be requested to submit a 1-minute video pitch afterwards. Final selection will take place on 30th August 2019.





GITEX Future Stars World Cup

Which country really has the best startups in the world? We are putting it to the test with the introduction of the GFS World Cup. Two startups will be nominated from each country and invited to compete live for the ultimate prize.

Applications open soon – for enquiries, get in touch with the GITEX Future Stars team.






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