A global competition for cutting-edge digital technology-based creative ideas with a significant economic and social effect was started by the Dubai Chamber of Digital Economy.
The competition’s announcement, which was made alongside GITEX Global 2022, is a part of the Chamber’s initiatives to draw in and support innovative startups and entrepreneurs that are reshaping the course of technology and building a healthy environment for the digital economy.
Khalid Al Jarwan, executive director of the Chamber, said:
“Dubai was already renowned as a launch pad where startups leverage the emirate as a test bed for high-potential ideas and solutions, as well as a strategic hub to expand their global reach .This challenge will raise the bar even higher and cement Dubai’s reputation as a global innovation leader as it is designed to attract high-calibre ideas utilising the latest technologies that can transform industries, economies and societies.”
He revealed that the challenge is open to startups from the UAE and around the world and noted that it would be accepting applications “very soon”, adding that the winners will be announced at the upcoming “Expand North Star”summit in Dubai next year.
Set to descend on Dubai in May 2023, Expand North Star will be a key platform for the Dubai Chamber of Digital Economy to attract unicorns and leading digital companies from across the globe, while showcasing Dubai and the UAE’s competitive advantages and growth opportunities in a thriving digital economy.
In addition to providing international unicorn founders with a platform to connect with potential venture capital investors, the event will give entrepreneurs, innovators, and digital business leaders the chance to share their inspiring success stories with the region’s aspirational tech entrepreneurs.