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812 October 2017 / Dubai World Trade Centre

Rule Breakers. Game Changers. Dream Makers.

812 October 2017 / Dubai World Trade Centre

Forget everything you know about a startup event. 

GITEX Futurists is a ground-breaking, boundary pushing startup event for rule breakers, game changers and dream makers.

Be inspired by the imaginations of entrepreneurs to change the world around you and propel your business further than you could have ever imagined. 

Start your futurist journey

Six words, six reasons: Meet. Pitch. Inspire. Compete. Expand. Grow.

  • 01. Facetime with investors

    Meet globally renowned VC's responsible for some of the world's biggest startups such as Uber, Facebook and Snapchat.
  • 02. Be where the money is

    Utilize the world's wealthiest government & corporate buyers in the fastest growing tech hub on the planet
  • 3. Their success is your inspiration

    Scale up your knowledge via tech heavyweights who will share their tips for success

  • 4. Accelerate your growth

    Colab with major global partners to solve critical enterprise challenges in the Innovation Cups

  • 5. Amplify your reach, showcase your products

    Meet the global tech community and connect with 50k+ techies and 700 startup's from 75 countries

  • 6. Strut Up Pitch Competition

    Rise up and break the mold to walk away with more than $180,000 in cash.
For Startups

For Startups

Because ambition alone isn’t enough, demand more!

  • Startups get a uniquely designed pod exhibit stand, branding, power and wifi
  • Pitch to win big! $USD 180,000 in cash prizes to be won
  • Promotional marketing support to put you on the global stage
  • Access to investors with $7bn worth of funds globally
  • Your start up pod exhibit stand, build and all inclusions
  • Access to 4,000 tech giants coming together for GITEX Technology Week


All from just $1,650. All in. Apply Now

For Investors

For Investors

The Future is here. Where are you?

  • Face to face meetings with 700+ startups exhibiting at the show through facilitated by the show team
  • The LP Summit, bringing together investors to discuss the tech landscape and opportunities driving forward innovation
  • The exclusive investor networking reception where the wider regional investment community will join regional VC's, angel investors and wealth funds seasoned in the startup ecosystem
  • Meet some of the corporate entities across industry who are also the biggest regional buyers, partners and pilot testing grounds of pioneering tech .


Join the Investors Programme

The event in a nutshell.


This is the place to learn from the biggest names in the industry.

Raise, Scale, Disrupt DXB combine everything from mentor clinics, to fireside chats, to phenomenal main stage headliner keynotes. 

Content for every startup at every stage, this is the hottest startup  ticket in town. 

Learn more 


We're expecting over 150 speakers to take to the stages, over the summer we will announce the full line up of who is coming.

Confirmed speakers so far include Benju Rogers, Founder of Pledge Music and CEO of dotblockchainmedia. Toby Shapshak  Editor-in-Chief of Stuff Magazine and Columnist of Forbes and Patrick Grove Chairman and Co-Founder of IFLIX. 

Get the lowdown


We are running 3 amazing competitions giving you amazing opportunities to win thousand's in cash, plus competitions to partner with enterprise and win your flight & accommodation and pod at the events. 

Top prize in the pitch competition is a cool $100k - will you be the winner?

See what's in store


This is where you make connections that last beyond 5 days. We pride ourselves on the fantastic networking opportunities you're going to experience at GITEX Futurists.

You can meet peers, investors, corporate buyers, technology giants and big Government players. 
As a startup or an investor, this is the only place you need to be.

Start connecting

  • The opportunity to meet with startup teams from around the world and from different industries in one place face-to-face is very valuable and highly effective.
    Erich Sieber
    Partner and SVP, Inventages Venture Capital
  • Look at the calibre of entrepreneurs and the concepts that were showcased this year to see that the UAE is ready to step-up to the global stage and position itself as a major hub of innovation and future technology.
    Tanaz Dizadji
    Founder and CEO, insydo

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