Deadline for African startups to participate at the GITEX 2022 North Star Pitch Competition is this week.  Application closes April 27, 2022 for startups desiring to enjoy full sponsorship to pitch at GITEX Technology Week holding in Dubai from 10-13 October 2022.

GITEX is organised by the the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC). With more than 200, 000 attendees, over 90 countries hosting Country Pavilions including Nigeria and global IT companies in excess of 8000 exhibiting. GITEX  has become one of the world’s A-class biggest technology gatherings.

RELATED  Apply To Pitch At The GITEX 2022 North Star Startup Competition 

GITEX hosts the GITEX Future Starts now rebarbded as North Star, the largest Pitch gathering for startups and draws startups, mentors and innovation investors from over 120 countries during the week-long (five days) technology event.

The winners from Africa will be spotlighted in front of global audiences at the world’s largest tech + startup event this October  October.

A DWTC team will be travelling across Africa in May as part of a roadshow to scout for and support promising entrepreneurial business startups in Africa. The winners will be spotlighted in front of global audiences at the world’s largest tech + startup event: GITEX in October.

DWTC partners Nigerian government for Pitch Competition 

The DWTC is partnering with the Nigerian government through the Federal Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy, National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA); and other local partners including Lagos State government, Art of Technology, and Pinnacle International LLC for the West Africa’s, Nigeria’s end of the initiative.

The pan-African initiative is designed to support startup innovations across various sectors and get some of the continent’s brightest innovators help to shape the new global economy.

Apply now to get shortlisted – deadline is 27 April 2022


When: 11 May 2022

Where: Abuja

When: 12 May 2022

Where: Lagos


Why North Star is your gateway to next-level success:

  • 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 the 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

Join us to learn about business opportunities in the UAE and to network with the startup ecosystem in Abuja and Lagos.


Akande Ojo & Segun Oruame: Pinnacle International Consulting

T: +234 809 177 9705         T: +234 803 400 5006

E: [email protected]     E: [email protected]



COVER IMAGE: Gitex Future stars – ABiQ

More in Business

You may also like