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Founder Institute is pleased to announce a partnership with the world-renowned technology and innovation powerhouse GITEX for the upcoming Expand North Star 2023 event. The collaboration marks a significant milestone in the tech and startup ecosystem, promising to enhance the attendee experience and provide unparalleled opportunities for entrepreneurs, investors, and tech enthusiasts.

Expand North Star, known as the world's biggest startup and investor connector event, is returning for its 8th edition in 2023, and it's set to be bigger and better than ever before. This event will feature an array of exciting elements, including startups, inspiring talks, mentorship clinics, pitch competitions, investors, venture capitalists, and more. In a move designed to amplify its impact, Expand North Star will now be held at the iconic Dubai Harbour, placing it at the epicenter of media, digital, and startup hubs.

As a community partner of Expand North Star, Founder Institute provides 25% discount for anyone in its network who is interested to attend. Please use this code COM251490.


  • Registration link:
  • Select the Pass of your choice and add to Basket
  • Click on Your Basket - Checkout
  • Enter Promo Code and click on VALIDATE    
  • Fill the delegates information and click on Submit & Continue
  • Proceed to Payment Gateway

The code is valid on All Delegate Passes – excluding Premium Pass, Training Pass and Visitor Pass.

The event promises four days of exhilarating talks, disruptive technology showcases, and high-impact networking opportunities, all geared toward driving tangible outcomes. Attendees can secure their free tickets by registering online, ensuring they don't miss out on this extraordinary gathering of tech visionaries.

Reserve a visitor pass here

For those seeking a premium experience, the Expand North Star+ Pass offers access to four action-packed days filled with opportunities to discover over 1,400 exhibiting startups, witness 1,000+ startups pitching their ideas to investors, gain inspiration from 70+ unicorn founders, and delve into the latest tech trends through live sessions featuring 250+ speakers across 8 stages at Dubai Harbour.

Expand North Star is proud to co-locate with industry-defining events Fintech 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 showcases, meetings, pitch competitions, and conference sessions.

But the excitement doesn't stop there. With an upgrade to the Expand North Star+ Pass, attendees can also access all conferences, workshops, trainings, and participate in GITEX GLOBAL at the Dubai World Trade Center. 

You can explore pass options and make the most of this unique opportunity here.

About GITEX:

GITEX (Gulf Information Technology Exhibition) is a globally recognized technology exhibition and conference held annually in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. It is a leading platform for showcasing the latest advancements in technology and innovation, bringing together tech enthusiasts, startups, investors, and industry leaders.

About Founder Institute:

Founder Institute is the world's largest pre-seed startup accelerator, headquartered in Silicon Valley. It provides a structured program, mentorship, and a global network of entrepreneurs to help founders build enduring technology companies.

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The Founder Institute is the world’s most proven network to turn ideas into fundable startups, and startups into global businesses. Since 2009, our highly-structured accelerator programs have helped entrepreneurs raised over $1.75BN in funding across over 200 cities worldwide.

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