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Gitex Future Stars

1417 October 2018 / Dubai World Trade Centre

Startup Sectors

18 sectors-Revised

The clustering of GITEX Future Stars sectors and the addition of 7 new ones supports what will be the world’s dominant ecosystem of disruptive advancements over the next decade. See below for additional details. 

7 New Startup Sectors of 2018

Decentralise. Disrupt. Digitize. With the ability to completely revolutionize how businesses store and share data, it’s no wonder everyone wants in on this digital ledger.
The singularity. Self-learning AIs. Human avatars. The lines between sci-fi and reality have blurred as AI breaks through boundaries of human limitations. 
Renewable energy. Clean Tech. Happiness & wellbeing. The compassion behind our ideas to apply new technology is what leads to a sustainable future and happy societies.  

Sports Tech

Drone racing. Smart Stadiums. Quantified Athletes. From a revamped viewing experience to  performance optimization from live data - technology will completely revolutionize all aspects of the sports industry.

Space Tech revised

Terraforming. Interstellar travel. Interplanetary colonies.  The key to unlocking the last frontier of mankind lies in technology and the entrepreneurs brave enough to reach for the stars. 

Urban farming. Drone planting. Smart sensors. Technology has disrupted the way we grow and monitor our food, opening up new possibilities even in the harshest climates.
Self-driving cars and helicopters. Amphibious vehicles. Automated logistics in transportation. The world continues to become a smaller place as technology makes it more accessible. 

Additional Dedicated Sector Opportunities

  • Fintech & Ecommerce
  • Education 
  • Healthcare
  • Software
  • Digital & Social Media
  • Consumer Tech
  • Robotics
  • Tourism & Hospitality
  • Smart Cities & IoT
  • Immersive Tech: Includes AR, VR, MR, Gaming & Gamification.
  • Creative Economy: Includes Music, Fitness & Nutrition, Film & Fashion.
Old startup sectors
  • With the overwhelming response, we had been planning a strategy to get in touch with potential clients. However several visitors already contacted us with the follow-up on our GITEX meeting and we already completed projects with value at approx $35,000. We also got other projects worth approx $18,000 from outside clients during this time. The leads in pipeline from GITEX are no less than $100,000 and we had to hire resources at full force to cater to the expected growth.
    Startup shoutout - Tushar Thakker
    Director, Param Labs

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Meetings Programme

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Innovation Cups

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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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