Dubai, UAE – October 4, 2023 — Following the overwhelming success of North Star 2022, Expand North Star is back, bigger, and better than ever. Hosted by the Dubai Chamber of Digital Economy, this year’s event is set to take place at the iconic Dubai Harbour from October 15-18, 2023.
For four days, Expand North Star 2023 will serve as the ultimate platform for the startup ecosystem, uniting founders, venture capitalists, tech leaders, and ecosystem enablers from over 100 countries. The event will feature more than 1,800 global startup exhibitors, welcome 1,000 VCs scouting for the next big thing, and showcase 250 distinguished speakers across eight stages.
This year, the event will focus on the big stories of 2023, including a flashstorm of generative AI startups and more than 70 unicorn founders sharing their insights and experiences on stage. As the world’s largest event for startups and investors, Expand North Star aims to raise the bar, offering an unprecedented content program that will stimulate discussions, encourage partnerships, and inspire the next generation of tech entrepreneurs.
Expand North Star 2023 will also shine a spotlight on financial technology, presenting an unrivaled meeting place for global fintech leaders. Attendees can expect to witness revolutionary advancements in paytech, insurtech, regtech, wealth and asset management, and digital banking.
The event isn’t just about startups; it’s also a hub for investors. With $3 billion invested in the MENA VC ecosystem in 2022, Expand North Star provides the perfect venue for investors to discover new opportunities. The event will feature a series of pre-matched funding meetings, buyer meetings, and pitch competitions, setting the stage for the next wave of groundbreaking startups.
Last year, more than 100 startups successfully raised funds with investors they met at North Star. This year, the event aims to exceed that, offering startups more opportunities to secure investment and scale their businesses.
The global reach of Expand North Star is undeniable, with 56,100 visitors from the Middle East, 35,700 from Africa, 34,000 from Asia, 30,600 from Europe, and 13,600 from the Americas expected to attend. This makes it the most diverse and comprehensive startup event on the planet.
Expand North Star is proud to co-locate with industry-defining events such as Fintech Surge, Future Blockchain Summit, and Marketing Mania, while drawing inspiration from GITEX Global, the world’s largest and best-rated tech event.
Don’t miss the chance to be a part of this monumental event. Book a stand, join the investor program, and mark your calendars for what promises to be the most impactful gathering of the global startup and investment community.
About Expand North Star
Expand North Star is the world’s largest event for startups and investors, hosted by the Dubai Chamber of Digital Economy. Launched in 2022, the event has quickly become the go-to platform for startups, investors, and tech leaders, offering unparalleled opportunities for networking, investment, and growth. With a focus on disruptive innovation and global impact, Expand North Star is shaping the future of the startup ecosystem.
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