WIN $100 000

“Winning the Global Startup of the Year award at GITEX Global Startup Movement means everything to us. Besides winning the competition, being part of the ecosystem created by the whole Startup Movement in Dubai has been an amazing experience,”
Talal Bin Halim, Managing Director, Acacus

Can you talk the talk?

A wise man once said, “Fortune favours the brave” and the Strut Up Pitch Competition is exactly that. Over 2 days, all Startups are given the opportunity to present their concept to our panel of judges. From the finalists selected the first place winner will walk away with USD $100,000.

New categories added! Introducing 14 categories to attract and reward tech industry leaders

Best in Class- Geographies
Best Scandinavian
Best African
Best European
Best Asian startup

Sectors: Best in Class
Best Fintech
Best Smart City
Best EdTech
Best HealthTech
Best IoT
Best Logistics
Best Robotics
Best AI/VR
Best Digital Media
Best Consumer Tech solution

Will you emerge victorious from the arena?

Last year’s competiting Startups included: 5d- Agency, Akoustic Arts, Annajah,, B-hive, Carbonworks, Chroma Idea Factory, Entrepreneurship Training & Development Center, Faloosi, Famoco, Genii Games Limited, Heycare, MAPLE SOFTWARE, Home Touch, Ibebot, Inbrunch, Innovation Vision SZE, Lik, Param Labs, PerksPlus, Pinkentropy, Pushdot, Robox Technology, Sawagy, Scorify, Stukk, Teachmenow, Tiqany-waklni, TMMMT, UXBERT, Wani, Wecyclers Nigeria Limited


Best Global Startup: Acacus Technologies
Winner: Best Female Startup, Akoustic Arts
Winner: Best Arab Startup, Sawagy
Winner: Best Youth Startup, Teachme Now

Meet the judges

In 2017, we were thrilled to be joined by Mukul Agrawal, Managing Partner, BootUP, Muhammed Meki, ‎Founding Partner , ‎AstroLab, Marco ten Vaanholt, Founder & President, BootUP and Darius Moeini, Director- Lab Venture Development, German Tech Entrepreneurship Centre.

You need to be an exhibitor in the GITEX Startup Movement, once your place is confirmed, you can then enter. Easy. Enquire now to be an exhibitor