Why GITEX Future Stars

The Fastest Growing Global Startup Event in the Middle East, Africa & South Asia

Young and thriving startup community? Check. Mingling with mega-fund investors and Silicon Valley VCs? Check. A booming tech-buying base fueled by the region’s #1 tech event, GITEX Tech Week, happening next door? Check. A future-driven, innovator-friendly region? Check.

GITEX Future Stars has it all covered when it comes to giving startups a global stage to shine and prepping today’s industries for the future. This is where the world’s most imaginative ideas are seen live in action, where technologies like blockchain and AI go beyond being buzzwords to become business realities, and where industries evolve in real-time. This is where the hype gets real.

Believe it, live it at GITEX Future Stars 2018.

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Why Dubai? 

Why Dubai

Dubai has evolved from the hub of the Middle East to MENA’s gateway to the Global Startup Ecosystem.


TimelineSelf-aware robots. Driverless cars. 3D-printed beating hearts. The 4th Industrial Revolution is moving at a speed that blurs the lines between the physical, digital & biological spheres – and the MENA region is keeping up.

Co-located with GITEX


We’re also co-located with our sister event - the region’s #1 Tech Show, GITEX Technology Week, which in its 38th year delivers 100,000+ visitors and 5,000+ exhibitors; giving startups the unrivaled opportunity to connect with the world’s leading technology providers, corporate and government buyers and visitors the chance to witness  future-tech firsthand  on the showfloor in this unique mega event experience.
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Believe the Hype

GFS YOYStill don’t believe us? The numbers speak for themselves.

  • Dubai has succeeded in building a business friendly environment to meet investor needs and requirements, such as full exemption from income and corporate taxes, high-tech facilities and infrastructure.
    His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
    Vice President, Minister of Defence and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates, Emir of Dubai

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