The grand opening of Expand North Star, the world’s most extensive startup showcase, took place in Dubai Harbour on October 15th, marking its largest edition to date. Over 1,800 startups from 100 different countries gathered at this event with the primary goals of connecting, raising funds, and sharing insights with their global counterparts.
This remarkable event, hosted by the Dubai Chamber of Digital Economy, unfolds from October 15th to 18th, 2023, in the Middle East’s premier superyacht hub. Here, more than 1,000 investors, collectively managing over a trillion US dollars, are energizing the startup investment landscape in one of the world’s most vibrant and diverse scale-up ecosystems.
Expand North Star is the flagship event of GITEX GLOBAL, the world’s most extensive tech expo, which kicks off on October 16th at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC). These two dynamic events, organized by DWTC, encompass a combined 2.7 million square feet of exhibition space, marking a 40 percent increase from the previous year. They offer a global audience the chance to engage in the most anticipated discussions and in-depth exploration of a new technological era, delving into AI, the cloud, Web 3.0, and a sustainable digital economy.
At Expand North Star 2023, you’ll find dedicated segments like AI Monday, featuring rapidly-growing AI startups, India Central, the largest gathering of over 200 Indian startups outside of India, and Asia Fast 100 and Africa Fast 100, the event’s most significant showcases bringing together 100 leading startups from each continent for an extensive program of conferences, networking opportunities, and specialized pitch competitions.
This gathering of next-generation companies also highlights three themed sub-events focusing on specific sectors: Fintech Surge, the Future Blockchain Summit, and Marketing Mania. The climax of Expand North Star is the Supernova Challenge, an esteemed pitch competition offering a prize fund of US$200,000, adding to the event’s irresistible appeal.
To register for Expand North Star 2023, click here.