World's Largest Global Startup Event 2022 | North Star Dubai | DWTC

CONFERENCES FEATURES

North Star is where the future of tech is shaped through trailblazing conferences, workshops and features.

HARD-HITTING TALKS FROM THE MOST FORMIDABLE MINDS OF TECH

Our participants accessed inspiring insights, challenging business decisions and listened to tech ideas sparking the next wave of innovation from global leaders and experts. Our stellar line-up of major tech experts revealed their perspectives on the current challenges and the next frontier of innovation.

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NORTH STAR CONFERENCE

Dedicated to GROWTH, global and regional investors and the most successful entrepreneurs talked at the 10X stage about investment trends, what they look for in a growing venture and why purpose matters.

Unicorn founders shared their inspiring journeys and high-growth teams explored expansion strategies, funding rounds in a challenging economic context, innovation approaches, partnerships, and more.

NORTH STAR RISING STAGE

The rising stage included more hands-on and practical insights for founders, investors, and teams seeking a little more guidance from those who have 'been there done that', helping the audience unlock the next growth stage for their business.

Discussions included how to avoid founder friction, pitching anything and getting what you ask for, failing fast and learning from it, building a team and curated company culture, building your business in the UAE…

SPOTLIGHT STAGE

North Star shined a light on the hottest sectors and trends in the start-up scene. We dived into pure tech endeavours, space tech, impact tech, fintech and more, while welcoming delegations and innovations from the likes of France, Estonia, India, Brazil, and of course the UAE.

INNOVATION CUPS

Startups to the rescue. Solving global challenges through open innovation …

CREATIVE ECONOMY STAGE

Trailblazing artists alongside business leaders and VCs showcased technology revolutionising fashion, music, visual arts and gaming in the creative economy industry.

Our speakers shared innovations reinventing the creative industries and the way we consume design, entertainment and media.

SUPERNOVA CHALLENGE

The Supernova Challenge is the biggest pitch competition in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia, and your opportunity to become the next unicorn!

There was a $200,000 cash prize up for grabs, the Supernova Challenge was the most anticipated pitch competition for entrepreneurs displaying groundbreaking innovations and highlighting their value in front of the world.

GITEX YOUTHX

The biggest, most impactful & first of it's kind youth entrepreneurship, innovation & leadership event took place at North Star.

GITEX YouthX featured two programmes: GITEX High Flyer (aimed at high school students) and GITEX YouthX Unipreneur (aimed at university students)

This highly anticipated feature was powered by Unipreneur Inc. and GIA Hub.

FUTURE BLOCKCHAIN SUMMIT

Launched in 2018 by the Government of Dubai, Future Blockchain Summit is the first and largest Blockchain exhibition and conference in the MENA region and only event backed by a crypto-regulator – VARA.

The power-packed summit brought together the community’s brightest minds, game-changing startups and powerful investors for 4 days of networking, investing and education centered around the most disruptive technology since the internet – Blockchain.

FINTECH SURGE

Bringing together global Fintech leaders, startups and financial centres, Fintech Surge is the Middle East & North Africa’s most impactful and visionary event for the regional Fintech ecosystem.

From digital banking to paytech, insurtech, wealth & asset management and regtech, Fintech Surge sparked dialogue that will shape the regional Fintech space in the coming years.

MARKETING MANIA

Marketing Mania brings together progressive marketing professionals who are on the lookout for the latest tech and strategies to up their marketing game.

It is the perfect place to showcase your groundbreaking products and solutions, and build business relationships with the most credible and highly influential audience.