Credit By: Techitup Middle East
Expand North Star 2023, the world’s largest exhibition and conference for startups, was opened by His Highness Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, First Deputy Ruler of Dubai, Deputy Prime Minister, and Minister of Finance of the United Arab Emirates. Held at Dubai Harbour, the four-day event has an impressive line-up of over 1,800 entrepreneurs from over 100 countries. Additionally, it has drawn more than 1,000 investors whose total assets surpass $1 trillion.
Promoting Innovation and the Development of the Digital Economy:
His Highness Sheikh Maktoum underlined in his speech Dubai’s dedication to developing domestic talent and promoting the development of the digital economy. He emphasised the city’s position as a worldwide centre for digital innovation, the creation of cutting-edge technology, and the use of artificial intelligence. With an estimated yearly worth of Dh100 billion, the event aligns with Dubai’s commitment to generating new economic value through digital transformation. The digital economy is a critical component of the Dubai Economic Agenda (D33).
Building on Past Success:
According to Saeed Al Gergawi, Vice-President of the Dubai Chamber of Digital Economy, the current exhibition builds on the achievements of the prior North Star Dubai event, which resulted in the signing of partnerships that helped establish almost 150 firms in the United Arab Emirates.
Important Initiatives and Highlights:
Expand North Star 2023 will include several brand-new initiatives and highlights, including:
With almost 300 companies participating, this programme will highlight the Indian tech startup scene.
A first-of-its-kind display space for gifted young innovators and companies will be held at Emaratipreneur Inc., a community-driven platform created for Emirati entrepreneurs, innovators, and investors. Panel discussions and group sessions on developing the next generation of startup superstars, unicorns, and internationally famous entrepreneurs from the UAE’s youth ecosystem will be featured at Emaratipreneur Majlis.
A hefty prize fund of $200,000 is available for this esteemed pitch competition.
It will link MENA region’s financial institutions, investors, regulators, corporates, and SMEs with fintech companies and startups.
Future Blockchain Summit:
The most engaging large-scale blockchain event in the MENA region is called Future Blockchain Summit.
The biggest marketing and creative technology trade show in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) is called Marketing Mania, and it brings together innovative, creative, and disruptive tech forces.
In conclusion, Dubai’s unwavering dedication to promoting entrepreneurship, advancing innovation, and establishing itself as a worldwide centre for digital innovation is embodied by Expand North Star 2023. The event highlights Dubai’s resolve to spearhead the digital transformation wave and generate new economic value through innovation and technology, in addition to showcasing the thriving startup ecosystem. Expand North Star 2023 is poised to have a significant impact on the startup and innovation landscape with its stellar roster of investors, initiatives, and innovators.
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