The world’s largest startup and investor connector event. Define your success story!

Featuring the industry’s brightest minds and thought leaders from around the globe.

Over 900 international investors joined North Star to discover tech’s rising stars and expand their venture portfolio.

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THE WORLD’S LARGEST EVENT FOR STARTUPS AND INVESTORS

THE STARTUP UNIVERSE CONNECTS AT EXPAND NORTH STAR

Expand North Star, hosted in the global business and economic hub of Dubai, brings together founders, venture capitalists, ecosystem enablers, and tech leaders from around the world to secure business deals, attract investments, expand their networks, and share valuable knowledge.

This annual startup and investor connector event is held at the epicentre of digital innovation and transformation, attracting over 1,200 investors seeking to diversify their portfolios by scouting talent from more than 2,000 international startups.
Expand North Star stands out with its unparalleled concierge 1-2-1 matchmaking programme and an exceptional content lineup. Attendees can engage in discussions on the latest investment trends, economic landscapes, and emerging stories, featuring a dynamic lineup of unicorns, CEOs, CTOs, and CPOs live on stage sharing their insights.

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North Star’s biggest and busiest edition yet! 2023 in numbers:

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Expand North Star, taking place in the international business and economic hub of Dubai, Unites founders, VCs, tech leaders, and ecosystem enablers for the world’s largest event for startups and investors.

Expand North Star 2024 will be held between 13 - 16 October at the Dubai Harbour.

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An unrivaled meeting place for global fintech leaders will see the financial industry’s biggest tech-revolutions in the fields of paytech, insurtech, regtech, wealth & asset management and digital banking.

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EXPAND NORTH STAR ANNOUNCES NEW DATES FOR 2024

With another successful edition concluded in 2023, Expand North Star just announced its new dates for 2024, and the 4-day event will be held between 13 - 16 October 2024.

Dubai is the ideal city for the startup world to gather.

Dubai was the first to kick-start a regional tech movement and remains at the forefront of the tech & startup ecosystem across the fast-evolving Middle East, Africa & Asia, in addition, Dubai’s geographical advantages outnumbering many global cities – making it an epicentre of economic activity, and trillions of dollars of trade and investment flowing between Europe, Americas & Asia.

Put Your Startup on the Map:

Expand North Star is your gateway to the world of opportunities in Dubai, the Middle East and beyond!

UAE Tech Market Size & Investments:

  • US$ 8.2 Billion - IT spending in UAE by 2023
  • Up to US$ 1 Billion - Investments in UAE Cloud Data Centers by 2026
  • AED 353 Billion - AI’s Contribution to UAE’s GDP by 2030

DEFINING THE LANDSCAPE

Expand North Star is proud to feature industry defining events GITEX ImpactFintech Surge, Future Blockchain Summit  & Marketing Mania, while being inspired by the World's largest and best rated tech event, GITEX GLOBAL.

This is the flagship platform for startups to shine as well as grow through interactive Q&As, mentorship, product showcase, meetings, pitch competitions and conference sessions.

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Official Women in Tech Partner

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OFFICIAL NIGHTLIFE PARTNER

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