Innovation Cups & Competitions

2019 Innovation Cups & Competitions 

Game on, innovators!

In partnership with leading organisations, GITEX Future Stars went on a mission to find the world’s best and brightest startups across many industries. Here’s a quick roundup of the exciting Innovation Cups & Competition that created a buzz this year. See for yourself the astonishing innovations that impressed the tough jury panels across the competitions





Great ideas for the good of the world

In line with the Year of Tolerance and building on the UAE’s founding principles of promoting co-existence of cultures and communities – in5 and GITEX Future Stars are looking for inspiring technology ideas and innovations to help tackle some of the world’s social, health, environmental or economic challenges. If you are a startup, a young entrepreneur or just about anyone on a mission of changing the world for good, join the competition and bring your idea to the big stage.



Dubai Tourism’s ‘Futurism’ Programme

Travelling won’t remain the same anymore. Dubai Tourism is bringing together the travel & tourism 10 hottest startups in the Futurism programme. The final round of the programme will take place at GITEX Future Stars, where you can watch the ten startups pitch their disruptive ideas for an AED 100,000 prize and expert mentorship. Join the show to find out who takes the title of the best tourism startup.


India’s brightest startups shine at GITEX Future Stars

U-Connect & GITEX Future Stars are spotlighting India’s thriving startup ecosystem – with the most promising startups selected for representation at GITEX Future Stars 2019, after an intensive pitch competition round in Chennai, India.

Hundreds of participants arrived armed with their most innovative ideas and battled it out in the pitch competition that took place on 14 September at TIDEL Park in the city of Chennai. A quick look at some of the memorable moments from the packed-out competition.







Africa Innovation Cup

Africa is making its mark on the startup ecosystem map, and you can explore this vibrant market at GITEX Future Stars 2019! The continent’s resident entrepreneurship hub, enpact and GITEX Future Stars have shortlisted 4 of Africa’s up-and-coming startups in an initial pitch round, and spotlighting them at the event.






Sharjah Business Women’s Council Sponsors Women Founders

Celebrating the women leading the tech movement across the world! Sharjah Business Women Council (SBWC) is sponsoring 10 women entrepreneurs to exhibit at GITEX Future Stars 2019. Plus the Council will host at their stand a series of workshops and tech talks across the four days of the event, open to all GITEX Future Stars visitors.



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