The Future of Ports Challenge  

Are you thinking about technologies and applications 3-5 years ahead of the industry?
Applications close on August 31, 2020

An opportunity to create the future of port logistics 

GSVlabs and Gulftainer are partnering to launch The Future of Ports Challenge, a technology scouting program that seeks to find the most innovative startups developing technology that can play defining roles in the future of port management and logistics.

We are looking for next-generation solutions in 5 distinct categories that are transforming the port management industry. Be Bold, Think Big, and Lets Change the Industry.

We recognize that many of these categories are futuristic and likely several years away from commercialization.  We are looking for the pioneers that are chasing these game-changing opportunities and want to partner with a premier, global port operator to bring them to market.


In Non-Dilutive Funding



Pilot and enterprise-readiness support

Curated access to leading Silicon Valley partners and investors

We are looking for solutions in 5 distinct categories transforming ports.
If you have a game-changing idea that doesn’t fall into these tracks, we want to hear from you under Bring Your Own Idea.

We are looking for people and teams developing technology or business models fundamentally disrupting global supply chains and trade. Apply to our challenge and show us your vision for how your solution is defining the Future of Ports and Logistics

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About Gulftainer

Established in 1976, Gulftainer is a privately owned, independent port
management and 3PL logistics company based in United Arab Emirates (UAE) and for more than 40 years we have been delivering a world-class performance to our customers.

Our UAE operations include the Khorfakkan Container Terminal (KCT), Sharjah Container Terminal (SCT),and Sharjah Inland Container Depot (SICD) and the company’s international presence spans across the Middle East, Europe, and the Americas with projects in Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, and the USA. We are currently assessing several potential new ventures in line with the company’s commercial strategy and growth, driving its vision of becoming one of the world’s top six container terminal operators within the next 10 years.

In 2008, we launched Momentum Logistics, our fully integrated logistics provider, (3PL), and currently ranked a Superbrand in its industry.

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About GSVlabs

GSVlabs is a global innovation platform based in the heart of
Silicon Valley. We accelerate startups and connect corporations
to exponential technologies, business models, and ideas.
GSVlabs creates powerful network effects by catalyzing the
innovation ecosystem and connecting Silicon Valley to the World
and the World to Silicon Valley.

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to Mumbai to Dubai, a Global Silicon Valley is emerging.

GSVlabs is part of the GSV Constellation, a family of connected
businesses focused on providing Strategic Services, Investments
and Media to the fastest growing, most dynamic companies in
the world.

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