The Most Rewarding Startup Battleground

There’s fame, glory and surefire success in the offing for the incredibly ingenious AI startups. The Ai Everything x GITEX Supernova Challenge returns to give global startups a chance to grand-stand their ideas, grab the world’s attention and win a bulk of cash from the prize-pool of US$ 200,000.

The battleground is set with big prizes, serious buyers, and a flock of active funders and founders joining the jury duty. It’s now up to you startups, if you think you’ve got what it takes, apply before 31 August 2021.

* Deadline to apply: 31 August 2021

Evaluation Criteria


Our judges will evaluate your pitch on the following criteria from a scale of 1 to 5:

  • Level of Innovation: Originality of the idea
  • Potential: Longevity, actualisation and profitability
  • Team: Core members and how they aim to make your startup successful
  • Functionality: Ease of usability
  • Goodness: Impact of your product on social, cultural and/or environmental issues

Video Entry


All applicants must submit a URL to their video application. Below are the guidelines:

  • Video must be a maximum of 3 minutes
  • Video must be uploaded to YouTube or Vimeo
  • Video files are not accepted, only share URLs to videos hosted on a YouTube or Vimeo channel
  • Video does not need to be animated nor require any significant production value – a good-quality camera on a mobile phone is sufficient: it can be a ‘selfie-style’ video with one or several team member(s) addressing the guiding questions.

Fight For The Crown

Practice your pitch well ‘cause the stakes are high. Besides cash winnings, you definitely will draw the attention of big-ticket investors, multinational corporation heads, government chiefs and media in attendance.

US$ 200K cash prize breakdown:

  • US$ 100,000 for Supernova Champion
  • US$ 10,000 for category winners

Ai Everything Supernova Challenge 2019 Winner

“The prize money will definitely have a significant impact on making education more personalised and accessible.”

Paul Barakat Diab

Co-Founder, Augmental Education

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