Apply: GITEX 2022 North Star Pitch Competition

Apply for GITEX 2022 North Star Pitch Competition taking place in Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC), UAE from 10-13 October 2022.

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Top 20 startups from Abuja and top 20 startups from Lagos will be shortlisted to pitch live in front of a jury on 11 May in Abuja and 12 May in Lagos.


  • 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 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 startups

The GITEX 2022 North Star Pitch Competition Terms & Conditions

  • The competition is open to startups only.
  • The deadline to submit the application to enter the pitch competition is Wednesday, 27 April 2022.
  • The shortlisted startups will be selected and announced on Monday, 2 May 2022.
  • The shortlisted startups must pitch in-person either in Abuja on 11 May 2022 or in Lagos on 12 May 2022.
  • Two winning startups in Abuja and two winning startups in Lagos will be selected by the judges on 11 May in Abuja and 12 May in Lagos.
  • The selection of the winning startups is final and cannot be appealed.
  • Each winning startup will be entitled to the following:
    • Return flights for 1 person from their country of residence to Dubai.
    • Accommodation for 1 person for a maximum of 5 nights between 9 – 14 October 2022.
    • The flights and accommodation will be selected and booked by North Star.
    • A 2sqm fully built and branded pod to exhibit at North Star Dubai from 10 – 13 October 2022.
    • A guaranteed pitch slot in the Supernova Challenge 2022 pitch competition at North Star.
  • The winning startups must be present at their pod at North Star in Dubai during all event days (10 – 13 October 2022).
  • North Star is not responsible for visa processing, PCR tests, nor any related costs.
  • The prize is non-transferable and cannot be exchanged for cash.

How To Apply:

Apply to learn about business opportunities in the UAE and to network with the startup ecosystem in Abuja and Lagos via

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