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In line with the Year of Tolerance and reflecting on the UAE’s founding principles of promoting co-existence of cultures and communities. This competition is calling out for application that reflect solutions towards building cohesive workplace for passionate people to unlock opportunities, bounce ideas with peers, advisors, experts and find potential customers or collaborators next door.


  • This competition is open to all nationalities.
  • You don’t have to have an operational business to submit.
  • University students may apply
  • Startups or pre startups may apply

How to apply

Applicants should submit their applications to

Please follow the instructions below when applying:

  • Prepare your business plan in a Power Point pitch deck format, you may follow this  template 
  • Please include all team members profile picture, contact details and company social media handle if available.
  • Additionally, you may submit a Video link of your pitch/product demo with your Power Point pitch deck
  • The email subject for the submission should be “In5 Tech for Good Challenge”
  • File should be under 6MB in size
  • The file name of the pitch decks should follow this format: CompanyName_TechForGood
  • Apply by September 26


  • The Competition is open to all product or service submissions based on a new technology or an innovative application of an existing technology.
  • Submission relevant to the theme of the competition will qualify for judging. The scores will be given on the following criteria:
    • Functionality | the proposition of the solution is suited to practically serve the purpose well
    • Originality | the solution is innovative and brings out fresh perspective to theme
    • Execution | the implementation of a proposed plan is methodically presented and team is experienced to develop the solution
    • UI/UX | The visual elements and experience of the proposed product or service follow seamless flow
  • Competitors may submit a 5-minute elevator-pitch video or a presentation that clearly communicates all the elements provided in the Business Plan template provided with the application form.
  • A team of highly experienced investors, entrepreneurs and industry experts will evaluate the competitors.






26 Sept 2019   | Submission Closing

30 Sep 2019   | Short Listing of Finalists

9 Oct 2019      | Finalist Pitch Session and Winner Announcements


Top 10 finalists will be selected to pitch their proposals at Gitex Future Stars to a panel of judges and audiences.

Finalists will be provided a 5 minutes time slot to pitch to the judging panel and audience.

Announcement of three winners will be made.


Only appointed judging committee and in5 team will have an access to the applications.

Challenge Pitch Venue

GITEX Future Stars, the biggest startup event of the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia where 750 startups from 75 countries have an opportunity to rub shoulders with 400 Investors and Industry Experts.

Challenge Organizer

in5 is an enabling platform for entrepreneurs and startups, fostering innovation and helping new ideas reach the marketplace. Launched by TECOM Group, in5 offers five key benefits, which comprise a robust business set-up framework, training and mentorship, networking, investment opportunities, and cutting-edge prototyping labs, studios and creative workspaces.

in5’s three specialized innovation centers, tailored to Tech, Design and Media, provide aspiring students, entrepreneurs and startups with access to a community of creative minds, facilitating the constant exchange of knowledge and exposing members to best practices and latest thinking in running successful businesses.

It is our mandate at in5 to support inventive companies grow locally, so they make a tangible difference globally, by providing an enabling environment across the full lifecycle of the business.