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Startups win big at GITEX

Entrepreneurs to win over AED 1.2 million in prizes including cash

Startups win big at GITEX
Over AED 1.2 million in cash and prizes for competing startups.

ENTREPRENEURS have a chance to win both funding and opportunities to spur their innovation through a targeted series of hosted competitions, innovation cups and corporate pitch opportunities at GITEX Future Stars.

Held alongside GITEX Technology Week from October 8-12, 2017 at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC), the Middle East and Africa's largest startup conference will offer entrepreneurs the opportunity to win over AED 1.2 million in prizes including cash to support entrepreneurship, trips to Silicon Valley and the chance to pitch to key leaders in the startup ecosystem.

The event is set to host the GITEX Supernova Challenge, a series of pitch competitions offering exhibiting startups the opportunity to win over $180,000 in prize money across 18 categories including best global startup, most disruptive startup and best youth startup, in addition to sector specific categories like FinTech, IoT, HealthTech, robotics and more. Shortlisted startups will pitch their ideas to a panel of international venture capital investors including with the winners of the GITEX Supernova Challenge announced on October 10, 2017 at the show.

In a regional first, GITEX Future Stars will also feature a collaborative entrepreneurship program in partnership with Wamda, the leading platform for entrepreneurs in the Middle East and North Africa, to promote corporate-startup engagement in the region.

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