Celebrating the Rule-breakers and Game-changers

Celebrating the Rule-breakers and Game-changers

SHOW OVERVIEW

The ultimate startup stage

The big launchpad to let you skyrocket! GITEX Future Stars is built to help early and advanced startups succeed. A highly-charged festival of creativity, technology and business networking for the planet's best startups.

 

- Guaranteed face-time with thousands of visitors and buyers
- Chance to pitch to 400+ top-ranked investors
- Learn to scale up in dedicated accelerator programmes
- Compete to win from a prize pool of USD 200K 

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Region’s biggest startup matchmaking platform

We understand startups need that right break to make it big. That’s why we bring together a top-class panel of investors, corporate and government buyers, and international media to set the stage for your next-level success.  

Hosted alongside region’s biggest tech event, GITEX offers unlimited buyer networking opportunities:

100K+ visitors across GITEX Tech Week & GITEX Future Stars

50% of visitor attendees were Director Level & above

46% of visitors at GITEX Future Stars were end users/buyers

140+ countries at GITEX Tech Week & GITEX Future Stars

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HOW TO TAKE PART

19 show sectors to make your presence count

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Make sure you pick the most relevant sector for your startup – this will help us find the best possible matches of investors and buyers for you.

 

WIN PRIZES, FAME & GLORY

Supernova Challenge & Innovation Cups

Startups, get ready to rumble! GITEX Future Stars is back with the world's third largest pitch competition – Supernova Challenge. And this time with even bigger cash rewards,  USD 200,000 across 11 categories. Plus many more opportunities to pitch and win through the Innovation Cups hosted by biggest brands.

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What people say

  • “I knew GITEX was one of the biggest shows on the planet but until I came here, I couldn’t believe how big, how lively and how exciting it was."
    Brian McBride
    Chairman, ASOS
  • "I attended the 2018 GFS. It was very well organised and enabled me to meet with a number of cutting edge technology SMEs in Health Tech we have since entered ongoing discussions with potential investment.”
    Jerry Biggs
    CEO, NCL Ventures
  • "Thanks to GFS, UFP Fintech kickstarted its first startup investment in the region. Our hearts are behind this deal as this startup will be a game changer for Fintech in UAE."
    UFP Investors
    (invested in Xpence)
  • No other start up event compares to GFS, we met 6 top investors which has already resulted in a pre-series A of USD300K
    Al-Farouk Ahmed
    Co-Founder & CEO, Tareeqi
  • The feedback and level of interest we received.. was unprecedented.. We have seen a keen willingness to adopt the latest thinking not just from a technology perspective, but also from a business model. human capital and operational point of view.
    Shukri Eid
    Managing Director, Cisco Middle East

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