GITEX GLOBAL is one of the world’s most influential meeting places for the technology industry; bringing together thought-leaders, creators, innovators, and makers to discuss, debate and challenge new ideology, showcase new products and identify future opportunities. Dubai is really fast-moving in the technology space and tapping into the networks is a plus for any tech startup.
This year, The Dubai World Trade Center (DWTC) opened applications for African startups to participate at the Gitex Global and North Star Pitch Competition. The North Star and Gitex Global teams are traveling across Africa to discover the best startups of each African nation and spotlight the national winners in front of global investors, partners and media at North Star in Dubai from 10-13 October 2022.
ASSEK in partnership with Gitex Global and North Star hosted a pitch competition event in Nairobi on 25th May 2022. Top 10 Startups were shortlisted to pitch live in front of a jury. One winner received a fully sponsored trip and exhibition pod at the GITEX Global event with an opportunity to win $200,000 cash rewards and interact with 400+ investors.
The event featured key talks and panels on business opportunities in Dubai and building bridges with the ecosystem in Africa.
Why is the North Star your gateway to next-level success:
- Largest, most exciting startup event across the Middle East, Africa & South Asia
- Held in best startup destination, UAE – ranked #1 in Global Entrepreneurship Index ahead of USA, UK & Japan
- Chance to meet 400+ big-ticket investors with billions under funds
- Guaranteed pitch slot in the Supernova Challenge, biggest startup pitch with USD 200,000 cash rewards
- Network with 100,000 influential attendees, corporates & government leaders
- Largest government presence of any tech event, 200+ entities looking to partner with startup Startups are encouraged to Apply now to get shortlisted – deadline is 20th May 2022
Kenya GITEX Global Winner
The organizers of the event were
Association of Startup as SME Enablers of Kenya (ASSEK), www.assek.ke
NORTHSTAR – www.northstardubai.com