Runners-Up - ONE MOTO - Electric Vehicles, UAE

One Moto

Here are the 2020 Finalists

Supernova Champion - Jade Autism, Brazil

Best AI Startup, iERP, Slovakia

Best Emirati Startup, Gallant Pump, UAE

Best Female-Led Startup, Jaaem, UAE

Best International Startup, Albert, Belgium

Best Marketing Tech Startup, Switchy, France

Best Innovative COVID-19 Solutions, Radix Technologies, Israel

Best Scaleup, ONE MOTO - Electric Vehicles, UAE

Best Youth Startup, Dreemzrock Ventures Pvt. Ltd., India

Best Environmental Impact, Jade Autism, Brazil

Best Social Impact, Jade Autism, Brazil

Best GCC and MENA Startup, Pure Harvest, UAE

Best Fintech Startup, BC Labs Co. Ltd., Korea

Best Education Tech, LUMOFY, Bahrain (wild card entry)

Best Software, CYBER MANAGEMENT SRL, Italy (wild card entry)

Here’s the full lowdown on the competition

And they won..

  • 1st Prize Supernova Champion – USD 50,000
  • Two runner-ups – USD 10,000 each

Here’s the full lowdown on the categories

  • Best Ai Startup
  • Best  Emirati Startup
  • Best International Startup
  • Best Female-Led Startup
  • Best Fintech Startup
  • Best Scaleup
  • Best Youth Startup
  • Best Social and Environmental Impact
  • Best Martech (Marketing Technology)
  • Best "Innovative Covid-19 Solutions" Startup


Our Judges - Semi Finals


Our Judges - Finals

Evaluation 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

Please note: In addition to being an exhibitor, all startups entering the competition must be -

  • at most 5 years in operation
  • must use technology in their products or services
  • must have scalable business solutions

Application Guidelines

Generic corporate videos / animated videos are accepted!

Please see below for criteria and guidelines:

Video Criteria

  • Video must be a maximum of 3 minutes
  • Video must be uploaded to YouTube or Vimeo

Video does not need to be animated or require any significant production value – a high quality camera on a mobile phone is sufficient. i.e. It can be a ‘selfie’ styled video with a team member(s) addressing the guiding questions below or a PPT video.

You can apply to only ONE category on the pitch competition. By default ALL shortlisted startups are eligible to the Supernova Champion Category.

What are winners from 2019, 2018 & 2017 have to say



Hear our 2019 Supernova Champion shares how winning propelled his startup to the next level

- Jose Rubinger, Co-founder, Key2Enable


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Our prize winnings allowed us to grow the team and enhance our product..we’re now launching major new updates as well as Recipes by Spike for diabetics cooking at home.

- Ziad Alame, Founder, Spike

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Winning at GITEX Future Stars changed the course of our startup … we’ve had huge visibility for years to follow.

– Mustafa Mousa, Co-Founder & CEO, Sadeem International

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