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Startupnight meets Dubai!

As part of the Berlin Week at Expo Dubai, 14 startups from Berlin had the chance to pitch their innovative solutions in the field of Smart City, Fintech and Health-IT to a panel of Dubai and Berlin based business representatives inside the German Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai.


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Panel members for the pitch competition were Abdul Baset Al Janahi (CEO of Dubai SME), Dr. Stefan Franzke (CEO of Berlin Partner for Business and Technology), Arif Al Alawi (CEO of Dubai Cultiv8), Sarah Bacon (Astrolabs Programs Director) and Cem Ergün-Müller (Founder of Startupnight).

As a highlight of Startupnight Dubai the Berlin Startup Delegation networked with local business representatives on the viewing deck of the Palace Downtown Dubai in the evening were many valuable business contacts have been made.

Part of the evening event was the Berlin Partner Talk “Keep it clean! Sustainability within international context” were Christian Gräff from Smart Living and Health Center, Anna-Franziska Michel from, Alexander Gerfer from the Würth Elektronik eiSos Gruppe and Dr. Stefan Franzke spoke about the important subject of sustainability in international companies.

During the Award Ceremony at the end of Startupnight Dubai the jury and audience prize winners have been announced.

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Big thanks to the Würth Elektronik eiSos Gruppe to sponsor the prizes with Berlin Partner. Congratulations to the jury prize winners Boreal Light and NursIT and the audience prize winner SQIN for their successful presentation at Startupnight in Dubai on February 16, 2022. In addition to Startupnight Dubai the delegation trip offered the participating startups from Berlin further opportunities to establish business relationships in Dubai.

Part of the entire program was a visit of the Dubai Heritage Village, a meeting with members of the Dubai CEO Club, a visit of PwC Middle East as well as matchmaking sessions with representatives of sector-relevant companies and investors. An intensive and successful week in Dubai is coming to an end. See you next time!

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