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

THE FUTURE BELONGS TO THE
REAL CHANGEMAKERS

JOIN US FROM 17 - 20 OCT 2023

THE GLOBAL ECOSYSTEM COMES TOGETHER AT THE WORLD’S NO.1 STARTUP EVENT

As the startup industry grows at an unprecedented rate, more players of the ecosystem are looking for one place to find limitless connections. In response to this growth, we are proud to announce the expansion of North Star into Expand North Star, diversifying and capitalizing on the rising international interest in the UAE start-up ecosystem.

Hosted by Dubai Chamber of Digital Economy and set to take place from 17-20 October 2023 at the Dubai Harbour, Expand North Star shall present a new creative format to extend its engagements with tech leaders, venture capitalists, unicorns, scale-ups, start-ups, and key stakeholders in the tech ecosystem.

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Global Startup Exhibitors

Investors

Speakers

Stages

Exhibiting Countries

WHAT HAPPENS AT NORTH STAR?

We put the spotlight on the best in the region. Find out more here on Africa and Asia

FAST 100 SERIES

Topics covering technology in the creative space including art, fashion, music and more..Read more...

CREATIVE ECONOMY

We dove deep into new technologies and heard from rising start-up hubs. Check out the 2022 agenda

SPOTLIGHT STAGE

Startups to the rescue. Solving global challenges through open innovation...Scouting the best mobility and creative economy startupsRead more...

INNOVATION CUPS

VCs, fund of funds, angel investors and CVCs shared insights on resilient portfolio management & strong investment forecasts for emerging economy startups

VENTURES TRACK

The party don’t stop, North Star participants were able to join networking sessions, attend partner events and chill out in the backyard. Stay tuned for the 2023 schedule

NORTH STAR BY NIGHT

HALL OF FAME AT GITEX & NORTH STAR

World’s most impactful VC’s, Unicorns, Founders altering the tech landscape, and Tech Leaders from future-focused corporates

DEFINING THE LANDSCAPE

Expand North Star is proud to co-locate with industry defining events Gitex Impact, FBS, Urbanism, FFF and xverse. One visitor pass for all shows, combining the power of these communities as startups and investors define the landscape for Impact, ESG, Climate Tech, FoodTech, Urban Planning, Metaverse, Web 3.0, Crypto and Blockchain.

This is the flagship platform for startups to shine as well as grow through interactive Q&As, mentorship, product showcase, meetings, pitch competitions and conference sessions.

WE THANK OUR 2022 SPONSORS

Strategic Partner

Investor Lounge Sponsor

Telecom Partner

Move the World Innovation Cup Sponsor

Creative Economy Challenge Sponsor

Oman Technology Fund Pitch Battle Sponsor

Workshop Sponsor

Creative Economy Supporting Partner

Women in Tech Partner

Women in Tech Partner

Fashion Forward Partner

YOUTHX PARTNER

COMMUNITY PARTNERS

MEDIA PARTNERS