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The Dubai-based GITEX Global, in its first foreign venture, is coming to Morocco and is inviting Ethiopian startups to take part in a competition that will grant them an all-expenses-paid seat at what could be the continent’s largest all-inclusive tech event.

GITEX Africa, through its startup scout program, aims to discover and showcase 100 best-in-class startups across Africa, and will also feature a Supernova Challenge with $200,000 up for grabs.

Ethiopian startups interested in this opportunity can apply by February 18th, 2023. The winner of the Ethiopia pitch competition will receive an all-expenses-paid trip to both GITEX Africa, scheduled for May 31, and the 2023 GITEX Global event, which will be held later in Dubai.

In addition to the all-expense-paid participation, the winner will receive a branded startup pod to exhibit at both events and be guaranteed entry into the Supernova Challenge 2023 semi-finals.

With Laurendeau & Associates as a local partner, Ethiopian startups can also head to GITEX Africa as a participant, covering the cost themselves.

Last year, more than a dozen Ethiopian startups and companies participated in GITEX Global, and ZMall Delivery won 3rd place in a pitch competition held at GITEX 2022.

GITEX Global, organized by and taking place at the Dubai World Trade Centre, is an annual tech expo that aims to celebrate new cutting-edge technologies being created worldwide. The 42nd edition in October 2022 hosted more than 5,000 companies and over 170,000 attendees from 176 countries.

To apply to GITEX Africa Click here.

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Kaleab Girma, an Addis Ababa-based reporter and researcher, with over six years of experience in the field. He currently serves as Shega's Editor-in-Chief and specializes in reporting on small businesses, innovation, technology, and startups in Ethiopia.

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