Disruptive startups! VISTA pitch competition at Dubai Airshow is now open

Disruptive startups! VISTA pitch competition at Dubai Airshow is now open 

By: Abu Dhabi SME Hub
Opportunities

VISTA will provide entrepreneurs with an unrivalled opportunity to connect with investors, partners, and mentors to launch, scale and grow their startups, and bolster the growth of the aerospace and defence industries. 

Dubai Airshow 2021, in partnership with Gothams, an Abu Dhabi-based accelerator that is helping to build the next generation of aerospace and defense startups, has launched the VISTA pitch competition. The contest aims to support disruptive startups in shaping the future of the aerospace industry.

Who can apply

Startups from all over the world, with game-changing products and solutions in aviation, space, defense and technology, are invited to present their revolutionary ideas. Dubai Airshow 2021 is accepting submissions until 10 June on https://www.dubaiairshow.aero/vista-startup-competition-form

The VISTA pitch competition will give the two most innovative winning startups access to exclusive one on one mentorship session with Gothams, in addition to receiving an exhibiting opportunity at VISTA which will allow them to showcase their technologies, gain facetime with global investors, and a chance to enter exclusive pitch competitions and work with some of the region’s biggest players within the aerospace and defense sectors.

dubai airshow vista programme

What's required

Startups will be asked to fill in the competition’s submission form and include a three-minute video pitch about their startup and its mission to transform the future of aerospace. All entries will be judged by a team of industry experts, based on different criteria, including creativity, potential, functionality, impact, and people. The two selected startups will secure their place on the VISTA program with a chance of winning exclusive prizes that will help support their ground-breaking ideas. The winners will be announced no later than 2 weeks after the closing date. 

Think you have what it takes? All you need to do is complete the online application and pitch your startup in a 3-minute video for a chance of winning one of 2 slots on the Vista program.

What's on offer

Two startups will win the opportunity to be a part of the VISTA program which includes:

  • An all-inclusive ready-built pod on the show floor to demonstrate your technologies and network with the industry.
  • Access to mentorship sessions with key industry stakeholders.
  • The opportunity to enter exclusive pitch competitions with top prizes including the opportunity to work with some of the regions biggest players.
  • Facetime with globally ranked investors and VC’s.
  • Exclusive one on one mentorship with the team from Gothams.

Co-located with Dubai Airshow 2021 - VISTA will provide entrepreneurs with an unrivalled opportunity to connect with investors, partners, and mentors to launch, scale and grow their startups, and bolster the growth of the aerospace and defence industries. 

For more information, please visit https://www.dubaiairshow.aero/startup-competition

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