What’s New 2023?

We are thrilled to announce the latest programs and initiatives happening at Expand North Star.

Dubai Harbour

After the sell-out success of North Star 2022 we’re expanding to the iconic Dubai Harbour for Expand North Star 2023, 15-18 October 2023, hosted by the Dubai Chamber of Digital Economy.

Dubai Harbour is located at the intersection of the iconic Palm Jumeirah and Bluewaters, equidistant from Dubai International Airport and Al Maktoum International Airport.

Dubai Harbour

Asia Fast

1/3 of the world’s venture capital went to Asian startups this year. Asia Fast is the largest congregation of groundbreaking, award-winning startups worldwide from over 15 emerging Asian hubs.

Exhibition, Hall 8.
Conference Dates: Sunday - Wednesday, 15 -18 October 2023.
Tuesday, 17 October, Spotlight Stage, Dubai Harbour.

Asia Fast

India Central

The largest showcase of Indian Startups ever outside India, with dediciated conference on Indian tech, regulation, and investment with state ministers, unicorn founders and VCs.

Exhibition: Sunday - Wednesday, 15 -18 October 2023.
Conference: Monday, 16 October 2023

India Central

CTO World Congress

CEOs of unicorns and Fortune 500 companies claim startups with a Product Chief have 34% higher chance of reaching "post-seed stage" funding. Meet the product developers from Reddit, Bolt, Typeform, The Sandbox, Google, and more.

Date: Sunday, 15 October 2023, followed by CPO-CTO Networking Evening Chief Product Officers, CTOs, Director of Product, VP Innovation, VP R&D.

CTO World Congress

Launchpad Programme

Success in Dubai's Business Landscape with Launchpad Programme: Unleashing Growth!


Intimate briefing sessions with Dubai Chamber of Digital Economy


Private tours & one-to-one meetings with the UAE ecosystem


Limited seating is available for our 1-hour masterclass workshops, apply in advance to secure your spot


Put forward your pitch for a chance to secure (5x) AED 50,000 prize in business set-up supported by Dubai Chamber of Digital Economy.


Join the Spotlight stage on Day 1 in hall 3 to discover what the UAE ecosystem has to offer to support global startups.

SUN - WED, 15 -18 OCT 2023

What is Angel Sunday?

Expand North Star launches Angel Sunday for the first time, a programme specifically designed for members of aspiring or experienced investors who are looking to diversify their investment portfolio and expand it to tech investments. It’s the event that enables you to connect with experienced tech investors, witness disruptive technology and learn about the dos and don’ts of tech funding. You’ll also get the opportunity to witness fierce battles from the world’s most promising tech startups at the Supernova Challenge – the world’s largest startup pitch competition featuring the highest cash prize fund with over 200,000 USD.