GITEX GLOBAL - October 2023 - Dubai

Agenda

13:00 - 14:00

13:00 – 13:05
10 October 2022 | 5 Minutes
Free
  • North Star
  • Track: North Star Spotlight
  • Zabeel Hall 7, 10X Stage

Welcome Remarks by MC

Speakers

Mayowa Adegoke

Award winning TV show host and international journalist - leading African media personality

United Arab Emirates

13:05 – 13:30
10 October 2022 | 25 Minutes
Free
  • North Star
  • Track: North Star Spotlight
  • Zabeel Hall 7, Spotlight Stage

Incubator and Accelerator Ecosystems

  • How do you support the Incubator and accelerator in Dubai? 
  • Tacking the role of incubators and accelerators in unleashing entrepreneurship and innovation. How do you see that this will achieve? 
  • Are ecosystems capable of supporting accelerators / Incubator and the Hybrid Model? 
  • Where do you see the roles of government and the role of private sectors? 
  • Education and incubation initiatives, what they are, how they work  We believe developing and promoting entrepreneurship can start at an early age. Can entrepreneurship be taught in classrooms/ School Incubator Model
  • How to transform digital challenges into opportunities encountered by startups in the UAE?

Speakers

Abdelaziz Almaazmi

United Arab Emirates

Aki Anastasiou

Interviewer

Johannesburg (SA)

13:30 – 13:50
10 October 2022 | 20 Minutes
Free
  • North Star
  • Track: North Star Spotlight
  • Zabeel Hall 7, Spotlight Stage

Dubai Silicon Oasis/Dtec

- The journey of DTEC and ambitions/mandate for the future, how it supports startups and innovation
- Covering the Sandbox launched last year, where we stand, impact so far, how to get involved…

Speakers

Hans Henrik Christensen

Senior Director of DIEZ

Dubai Integrated Economic Zones (DIEZ)

Elliott Denham

Startup Programs Manager

Dtec

13:50 – 14:30
10 October 2022 | 40 Minutes
Free
  • North Star
  • Track: North Star Spotlight
  • Zabeel Hall 7, Spotlight Stage

Meet the Heroes: Building a Successful Business in Dubai

  • Golden rules and fundamentals for guaranteed success
  • Building a brand that is seen and remembered
  • Success stories for entrepreneurial inspiration

Speakers

Aki Anastasiou

Interviewer

Johannesburg (SA)

Fadi Amoudi

Founder & CEO

United Arab Emirates

IQ

Rabea Ataya

Founder & CEO

United Arab Emirates

Bayt.com

Arjun Mohan

Founder & CEO

United Arab Emirates

Tenderd

14:00 - 15:00

14:30 – 15:50
10 October 2022 | 80 Minutes
Free
  • North Star
  • Track: North Star Spotlight
  • Zabeel Hall 7, Spotlight Stage

Keynote

Speakers

Aki Anastasiou

Interviewer

Johannesburg (SA)

Ronaldo Mouchawar

Co-Founder and CEO

United Arab Emirates

Amazon.ae

14:50 – 15:20
10 October 2022 | 30 Minutes
Free
  • North Star
  • Track: North Star Spotlight
  • Zabeel Hall 7, Spotlight Stage

Panel: The Future of Transport and Mobility “Made in the UAE”

  • Can we become a driverless city and what impact will this have on business?
  • How can startups leverage this sector?
  • How can we grow the ecosystem together?

Speakers

Hans Henrik Christensen

Senior Director of DIEZ

Dubai Integrated Economic Zones (DIEZ)

Ghanim Al Falasi

Senior Vice President - Technology & Entrepreneurship

Dubai Silicon Oasis (DSO)

Alexey Lapirov

Chief Executive Officer

Microavia

United Arab Emirates

Soham Shah

CEO and Managing Director

Selfdrive.ae

United Arab Emirates

15:00 - 16:00

15:20 – 16:20
10 October 2022 | 60 Minutes
Free
  • North Star
  • Track: North Star Spotlight
  • Zabeel Hall 7, Spotlight Stage

In Conversation: Astro Labs x DMCC

Speakers

Belal Jassoma

Head of Business Development of the Free Zone

United Arab Emirates

DMCC

Alex Nicholls

Director of Expansion

United Arab Emirates

AstroLabs

10:00 - 11:00

10:30 – 10:35
11 October 2022 | 5 Minutes
Free
  • North Star
  • Track: North Star Spotlight
  • Zabeel Hall 7, Spotlight Stage
  • SPOTLIGHT AFRICA TECH

Welcome Remarks by MC

Speakers

Mayowa Adegoke

Award winning TV show host and international journalist - leading African media personality

United Arab Emirates

10:35 – 10:50
11 October 2022 | 15 Minutes
Free
  • North Star
  • Track: North Star Spotlight
  • Zabeel Hall 7, Spotlight Stage
  • SPOTLIGHT AFRICA TECH

The African Startup and Investment Landscape, an Outside in Perspective

  • The most active and promising innovation and entrepreneurial markets across Africa
  • What makes for a thriving venture market?
  • What to international investors look for?
  • What are the findings?
  • What is needed to grow investment in Africa and to nurture the wealth of talent and potential?

Speakers

Mareme Dieng

Africa Lead

500 Global

10:50 – 11:05
11 October 2022 | 15 Minutes
Free
  • North Star
  • Track: North Star Spotlight
  • Zabeel Hall 7, Spotlight Stage
  • SPOTLIGTH AFRICA TECH

Case Study: Global Investors Bet on Billions into Rwanda Market

  • The importance of localisation and how to get it right
  • Putting ESG at the heart of ventures, innovation the future economy
  • How can we get the continent’s most promising early-stage impact startups to scale?
  • Impact and results so far

Speakers

Pascal Murasira

MD East Africa

Rwanda

Norrsken

11:00 - 12:00

11:05 – 11:15
11 October 2022 | 10 Minutes
Free
  • North Star
  • Track: North Star Spotlight
  • Zabeel Hall 7, Spotlight Stage
  • SPOTLIGHT AFRICA TECH

Special Remarks from the Executive Director of the DER/FJ, Senegal

  • Senegal as Francophone Africa''s fast growing Innovation & tech Hub
  • A unique Entrepreneurship and investment policy for youth and women driven by DER FJ
  • With the Khalifa fund, MBZ the future world’s biggest hub in the center of Dakar

Speakers

Dr. Mame Aby Seye

Délégation Générale à l’entreprenariat rapide des femmes et des jeunes

Senegal

Senegal

11:15 – 12:00
11 October 2022 | 45 Minutes
Free
  • North Star
  • Track: North Star Spotlight
  • Zabeel Hall 7, Spotlight Stage
  • SPOTLIGHT AFRICA TECH

Panel: Evolution of Investment in Africa, we’re Just at the Beginning!

  • How is investment in Africa, from Africa evolving?
  • The scope of interest from foreign investors
  • How is Africa fairing in terms of gender and diversity representation in the startup ecosystem?
  • The opportunity and promise of Africa’s power of innovation and business creation
  • A closer look at the tech innovation scene across the continent

Speakers

Aya Zaghnin

Investment Associate, Delphos International; Investment Advisor, GIZ

Early Stage Investor in Africa

Morocco

Charmaine Hayden

Partner

GOODsoil VC

Hema Vallabh

Partner

Five35 Ventures

Janade du Plessis

General Partner

Launch Africa Ventures & Five35 Ventures

Kola Oyeneyin

Partner and Director

Nigeria

Volition Capital

David Lanre Messan

Founder and CEO

Nigeria

FirstFounders Inc.

13:00 - 14:00

13:00 – 15:00
11 October 2022 | 120 Minutes
Free
  • North Star
  • Track: North Star Spotlight
  • Zabeel Hall 7, Spotlight Stage

Supernova Pitch Fest - Africa

Meet the winners of the North Star Africa roadshow competitions – your chance to engage with the next generation of founders and innovators shaping Africa’s future economy.

Speakers

Aki Anastasiou

Interviewer

Johannesburg (SA)

15:00 - 16:00

15:00 – 15:20
11 October 2022 | 20 Minutes
Free
  • North Star
  • Track: North Star Spotlight
  • Zabeel Hall 7, Spotlight Stage
  • SPOTLIGTH AFRICA TECH

Startup Ecosystem and Investment Climate in Morocco

Speakers

Brahim Ouamane

Advisor of the General Director, Agence de Développement du Digital

Morocco

ADD

15:20 – 15:50
11 October 2022 | 30 Minutes
Free
  • North Star
  • Track: North Star Spotlight
  • Zabeel Hall 7, Spotlight Stage
  • SPOTLIGHT AFRICA TECH

Quickfire Chat: African Unicorn, Soonincorn and Rising Ventures Spotlight

  • Exploring why the time is now for Africa to take a seat at the global innovation table
  • Advice, tips and pitfalls to avoid based on experience
  • Facilitating access to capital for entrepreneurs in emerging markets\
  • What makes Africa a ripe market for founders and ventures seeking to build the next unicorn?

Speakers

Charles Shyaka

General Manager

Rwanda

250 Startups

Jeremy Hodara

Co-Founder and Co-CEO

United Arab Emirates

Jumia

Ladi Delano

Co-Founder and Co-CEO

Moove

15:50 – 16:10
11 October 2022 | 20 Minutes
Free
  • North Star
  • Track: North Star Spotlight
  • Zabeel Hall 7, Spotlight Stage
  • SPOTLIGHT AFRICA TECH

Enablers Session: Funding the Development of Infrastructure and Enablers in Emerging Economies

Speakers

Mariam Kamel

Investment Manager

United Arab Emirates

AUC Angels

Gerald Maithya

Africa Startups and SMEs Lead

Kenya

Microsoft

Derin Adebayo

Global Lead

United States of America

Endeavour Catalyst

16:00 - 17:00

16:10 – 16:20
11 October 2022 | 10 Minutes
Free
  • North Star
  • Track: North Star Spotlight
  • Zabeel Hall 7, Spotlight Stage

Startup Showcase: Sustainable Water Solutions for Food Security

Speakers

Dr. Saeed Alhassan Alkhazraji

Founder

Manhat

16:20 – 16:40
11 October 2022 | 20 Minutes
Free
  • North Star
  • Track: North Star Spotlight
  • Zabeel Hall 7, Spotlight Stage
  • SPOTLIGHT AFRICA TECH

Investment in frontier markets: Tips, tricks and opportunities

  • Policy and agility (how to marry these)
  • Intercultural business (bringing your business across borders and working with foreign investors)
  • Case Study: Investable universe in Ethiopia (Focus on the FROG Economy - Freelance/Outsourcing/Gig)

Speakers

Bernard Laurendeau

CEO

Laurendeau and Associates

Estonia

11:00 - 12:00

11:00 – 11:05
12 October 2022 | 5 Minutes
Free
  • North Star
  • Track: North Star Spotlight
  • Zabeel Hall 7, Spotlight Stage
  • WOMEN IN TECH DAY

Welcome Remarks by MC

Speakers

Mayowa Adegoke

Award winning TV show host and international journalist - leading African media personality

United Arab Emirates

11:05 – 14:00
12 October 2022 | 175 Minutes
Free
  • North Star
  • Track: North Star Spotlight
  • Zabeel Hall 7, 10X Stage
  • WOMEN IN TECH DAY

TiE Women Pitch Fest

Hear from pioneering women from across the globe as part of the TiE Women focus programme and find out what these female founders are bringing to the world, how they are doing it and what their bold ambitions are. Engage and become part of a worldwide movement to empower women in innovation and entrepreneurship.

14:00 - 15:00

14:00 – 14:05
12 October 2022 | 5 Minutes
Free
  • North Star
  • Track: North Star Spotlight
  • Zabeel Hall 7, Spotlight Stage
  • WOMEN IN TECH DAY

Welcome Note

Speakers

H.E. Mariam Rashid Bin Al Shaikh

Director

United Arab Emirates

Sharjah Business Women Council

14:05 – 14:10
12 October 2022 | 5 Minutes
Free
  • North Star
  • Track: North Star Spotlight
  • Zabeel Hall 7, Spotlight Stage
  • WOMEN IN TECH DAY

Welcome Note

Speakers

H.E. Najla Ahmed Al-Midfa

CEO

United Arab Emirates

Sharjah Entrepreneurship Center, Sheraa

14:10 – 14:20
12 October 2022 | 10 Minutes
Free
  • North Star
  • Track: North Star Spotlight
  • Zabeel Hall 7, Spotlight Stage
  • WOMEN IN TECH DAY

Introduction of Sharjah Business Women Council

  • What we do and why we exist
  • Our journey and achievements so far
  • Ambitions and what’s next

Speakers

Ayesha Jasem

Senior Executive

United Arab Emirates

Sharjah Business Women Council

14:20 – 14:30
12 October 2022 | 10 Minutes
Free
  • North Star
  • Track: North Star Spotlight
  • Zabeel Hall 7, Spotlight Stage
  • WOMEN IN TECH DAY

Introduction of Sheraa

Speakers

Nour Al Harmoodi

Partnerships

United Arab Emirates

Sharjah Entrepreneurship Center, Sheraa

14:30 – 15:00
12 October 2022 | 30 Minutes
Free
  • North Star
  • Track: North Star Spotlight
  • Zabeel Hall 7, Spotlight Stage
  • WOMEN IN TECH DAY

Women in Tech: Sustainable Advancement of Industry and Sector

  • Where do we stand in terms of female representation in the technology innovation space?
  • How has this evolved and have the Covid 19 pandemic and/or the current economic climate impacted this?
  • What needs to be done to attract women into this space and facilitate their integration?
  • What resources are available in the UAE to support female founders and investors?

Speakers

Jessy Al Murr

United Arab Emirates

H.E. Najla Ahmed Al-Midfa

CEO

United Arab Emirates

Sharjah Entrepreneurship Center, Sheraa

H.E. Mariam Rashid Bin Al Shaikh

Director

United Arab Emirates

Sharjah Business Women Council

Simran Chowdry

Co-Founder and CEO

United Arab Emirates

BluePhin Technologies

Dr. Muna Al Dhabbah

CEO

United Arab Emirates

Mirradical

15:00 - 16:00

15:00 – 15:30
12 October 2022 | 30 Minutes
Free
  • North Star
  • Track: North Star Spotlight
  • Zabeel Hall 7, Spotlight Stage
  • WOMEN IN TECH DAY

Panel: Driving Economic Progress Through Female Entrepreneurial Representation

  • Panel: Driving Economic Progress Through Female Entrepreneurial Representation
  • Defining support: From women focused initiatives to favorable legislations, key observations on what entrepreneurs really need
  • Addressing the financial barriers: increasing inclusivity across businesses, private equity, and venture capital
  • The role of mentorship in empowering women’s entrepreneurship

Speakers

Elodie Robin Guillerm

Head of Growth and Strategy

United Arab Emirates

Hub71

Lynn Chouman

News Editor

United Arab Emirates

LinkedIn

Mercedes Vela Monserrate

Head of Sustainable Finance

United Arab Emirates

ADGM

Nadine Mezher

Co-Founder and Chief Marketing Officer

United Arab Emirates

Sarwa

Sacha Haider

Partner

United Arab Emirates

Global Ventures

15:30 – 16:20
12 October 2022 | 50 Minutes
Free
  • North Star
  • Track: North Star Spotlight
  • Zabeel Hall 7, Spotlight Stage
  • WOMEN IN TECH DAY

Supernova Female Founder Awards

11:00 - 12:00

11:00 – 11:05
13 October 2022 | 5 Minutes
Paid
  • North Star
  • Track: North Star Spotlight
  • Zabeel Hall 7, Spotlight Stage
  • FOCUS ON IMPACT TECH

Welcome Remarks by MC

Speakers

Mayowa Adegoke

Award winning TV show host and international journalist - leading African media personality

United Arab Emirates

11:05 – 11:40
13 October 2022 | 35 Minutes
Free
  • North Star
  • Track: North Star Spotlight
  • Zabeel Hall 7, Spotlight Stage
  • FOCUS ON IMPACT TECH

Panel: If Ever There Were a Sector that’s Here to Stay!

  • What is impact tech (this is not a trick question… or is it?)
  • Discussing the impact imperative for entrepreneurs today
  • Global and regional stakes and why we need innovation
  • Fostering female-led impact businesses in the UAE and Middle East
  • Opportunities and how to get started with your ESG centered venture

Speakers

Katie Wachsberger

Co-Founder

DANA

Dr. Eng. Lidia Grzegorczyk

CEO

VELMA ESG

Poland

Karl W. Feilder

Founder

Neutral Fuels

Iyad Altaharwi

Startup Program Manager

Israel

Gaza Sky Geeks- Mercy Corps

Aya Zaghnin

Investment Associate, Delphos International; Investment Advisor, GIZ

Early Stage Investor in Africa

Morocco

11:40 – 11:55
13 October 2022 | 15 Minutes
Free
  • North Star
  • Track: North Star Spotlight
  • Zabeel Hall 7, Spotlight Stage
  • FOCUS ON IMPACT TECH

Startup Showcase: Climate change continues to be one of the biggest environmental issues of our time

  • Concrete, the 2nd most used material on Earth, is responsible for over 7% of CO2 emissions contributing to that problem
  • Carbon Limit transforms Concrete from a CO2 emitter to a permanent Carbon Capture & Storage Solution

Speakers

Tim Sperry

Founder & CEO

Carbon Limit

11:55 – 12:15
13 October 2022 | 20 Minutes
Free
  • North Star
  • Track: North Star Spotlight
  • Zabeel Hall 7, Spotlight Stage
  • FOCUS ON IMPACT TECH

AI: Strengthening the S in ESG

Speakers

Paula Newby

Co-founder & CEO

Predixa

12:00 - 13:00

12:15 – 13:00
13 October 2022 | 45 Minutes
Free
  • North Star
  • Track: North Star Spotlight
  • Zabeel Hall 7, Spotlight Stage
  • FOCUS ON IMPACT TECH

Success Stories by

Speakers

Fadi Maassarani

CEO

Saudi Arabia

Fastmile

Mohammed AlKaff AlHashmi

Co-Founder, CBO, Executive Board member

Islamic Coin

13:00 - 14:00

13:00 – 13:10
13 October 2022 | 10 Minutes
Free
  • North Star
  • Track: North Star Spotlight
  • Zabeel Hall 7, Spotlight Stage
  • SPOTLIGHT INDIA

Insight Talk: Investment Climate in Orissa

Speakers

Mano Thangaraj

Minister for Information Technology & Digital Services

India

Government of Tamil Nadu

13:10 – 13:20
13 October 2022 | 10 Minutes
Free
  • North Star
  • Track: North Star Spotlight
  • Zabeel Hall 7, Spotlight Stage

Insight Talk: The Next Startup Destination!

Speakers

Dr. Omkar Rai

Executive Chairman

India

Startup Odisha

13:20 – 13:40
13 October 2022 | 20 Minutes
Free
  • North Star
  • Track: North Star Spotlight
  • Zabeel Hall 7, Spotlight Stage

India’s Deeptech Startups- Poised for Impact

Speakers

Kritika Murugesan

Senior Director

India

NASSCOM

13:40 – 14:40
13 October 2022 | 60 Minutes
Free
  • North Star
  • Track: North Star Spotlight
  • Zabeel Hall 7, Spotlight Stage
  • SPOTLIGHT INDIA

Insight Talk: Newborn to Unicorn: Lessons in Scaling a Business

  • 5 fundamental lessons and learnings which have helped Freshworks to scale and become a global software product company
  • Demystify which growth metrics and non-quantifiable factors are essential for building a sustainable startup

Speakers

Soumitra Deshpande

Global Head - Startup Program

India

Freshworks

Hisham Akhtar

Program and Partnerships Manager - Industry 4.0

United Arab Emirates

Plug and Play Tech Center

Charlie Graham-Brown

Chief Investment Officer & Partner

Switzerland

Seedstars

14:00 - 15:00

14:40 – 15:00
13 October 2022 | 20 Minutes
Free
  • North Star
  • Track: North Star Spotlight
  • Zabeel Hall 7, Spotlight Stage
  • SPOTLIGHT INDIA

Research to Commercialisation - A startup Perspective

Speakers

Anoop Ambika

CEO

India

Kerala Startup Mission

14:50 – 15:10
13 October 2022 | 20 Minutes
Free
  • North Star
  • Track: North Star Spotlight
  • Zabeel Hall 7, Spotlight Stage
  • SPOTLIGHT INDIA

Building India-UAE Tech Ecosystem

  • How UAE can be leveraged by tech start-ups as a hub for targeting MENA markets?
  • Leveraging Indian talent and tech capabilities in UAE
  • Collaboration in emerging strategic areas such as Core Tech, Defence, Food and Energy

Speakers

Vikram Gupta

Founder and Managing Partner

United Arab Emirates

IvyCap Ventures Advisors Private Limited

Niraj Singh

Founder and CEO

India

Spinny

Yashish Dahiya

CEO and Co-Founder

India

PolicyBazaar

Rahul Dash

Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer

India

Purplle

15:00 - 16:00

15:30 – 15:50
13 October 2022 | 20 Minutes
Free
  • North Star
  • Track: North Star Spotlight
  • Zabeel Hall 7, Spotlight Stage
  • SPOTLIGHT INDIA

Growth Story in India

Speakers

Prashant Narang

Founder

India

Agility Ventures

15:50 – 16:05
13 October 2022 | 15 Minutes
Free
  • North Star
  • Track: North Star Spotlight
  • Zabeel Hall 7, Spotlight Stage

Startup Showcase - The Robotic Revolution in Aesthetics and Wellness Industry

Speakers

Dennis Ledenkof

CEO

India

Robosculptor

16:00 - 17:00

16:05 – 16:20
13 October 2022 | 15 Minutes
Free
  • North Star
  • Track: North Star Spotlight
  • Zabeel Hall 7, Spotlight Stage
  • SPOTLIGHT INDIA

Making Cellular Connectivity Smart

Speakers

Mikk Lemberg

Chief Product Officer

1oT

Estonia

16:20 – 16:35
13 October 2022 | 15 Minutes
Free
  • North Star
  • Track: North Star Spotlight
  • Zabeel Hall 7, Spotlight Stage
  • SPOTLIGHT INDIA

The Future of Electronics Manufacturing with Network - Centric Advanced Infrastructure

Speakers

Maksym Plakhonuyk

Founder and CEO

ATLANT 3D Nanosystems

16:35 – 16:50
13 October 2022 | 15 Minutes
Free
  • North Star
  • Track: North Star Spotlight
  • Zabeel Hall 7, Spotlight Stage
  • SPOTLIGHT INDIA

Integrated Space Domain Awareness Infrastructure: Enabling Space Sustainability Practices

  • The ever-increasing number of Resident Space Objects (RSOs) warrants the implementation of sustainable practices for space operations
  • The need of the hour is an integrated Space Domain Awareness Infrastructure to make precise measurements on the demographics of RSOs  
  • This talk presents such an initiative launched by the UAE

Speakers

Aquib Moin

Co-Founder

Alhazen Space

United Arab Emirates