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Shape the future of
The construction industry


Your innovation in the spotlight

Start-up City is the innovation platform where the startup ecosystem and the construction industry come together. Contech and Proptech start-ups take the spotlight in front of construction stakeholders and decision-makers to become technology disruptors of the future. You will get the opportunity to engage with the actors of the most exciting construction industry region in the world and take advantage of the 40+ years traction The Big 5 has to offer.

Top reasons to exhibit

Start-up City - Validate product

Validate your
product in the market

Start-up City - Boost brand

Boost your
brand awareness

Start-up City - Build relationships

Build lasting
business relationships

Start-up City - Network

Network with industry
stakeholders & investors

Start-up City - Curate knowledge

Learn through our
curated knowledge offering

Start-up City - Generate leads

qualified leads


  • A cost-effective, fully equipped exhibiting space to build your pipeline
  • Pre-event opportunity to network with visitors and plan & schedule meetings
  • Online listing and marketing support by a team of experts to attract the attention of the construction industry
  • One-on-one mentoring sessions with our partners
  • Entry for the pitch competition to benchmark your worth in front of a prestigious panel
  • Exclusive opportunities provided by our partners

Who will you meet

  • Manufacturer - 18%
  • Agent / Distributor- 18%
  • Contractor- 14%
  • Engineering Firm - 7%
  • Consultancy- 6%
  • Architectural & Design Firm- 6%
  • Trade Association- 5%
  • Real Estate Developer- 3%
  • Project Management Firm - 3%
  • Other - 21%

Sponsorship opportunities

Become a sponsor of Start-up City to enhance your brand recognition among a community of innovators, entrepreneurs, investors and decision makers.

Increase your
brand visibility

Expose your brand to 67,000+ construction professionals visiting The Big 5 and looking for innovation.


Position your company as the driver of disruption which is the undisputable future of the industry.


Align with the government's vision

Demonstrate support for the government’s agenda that focuses on innovation and entrepreneurship.


Tap into a new
data pool

Address a new audience of potential partners and clients with innovative minds and fresh ideas.



Start-up City Talks

Start-up City, in association with Startupbootcamp, are proud to present a series of talks with key stakeholders who are shaping the startup ecosystem in the Middle East, Africa, and South Asia region.

Watch the series to gain invaluable insights into the opportunities for local and international startups and entrepreneurs to access the region, learn why Dubai serves as a sandbox for innovation, and get inspired to use our platform as your launchpad for global success.

Supporting Partners

Ecosystem Partners

Community Partner

18 - 21 SEPTEMBER 2021


Sales Enquiries
Maria Kyriazi
Special Events Executive

Sponsorship Enquiries
Farha Arif
Sponsorship Manager

Marketing Enquiries
Vanisha Pereira
Marketing Executive

Note: Admission is free for trade and industry professionals. Visitors under age 18 will not be permitted.