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GIST Business Incubation

Program Overview

The U.S. Department of State’s Global Innovation through Science and Technology, or GIST, Initiative is excited to announce a new program for entrepreneurs in emerging economies. GIST Business Incubation will support international science and technology innovators who are looking to expand their startups into the United States market. It will also provide the U.S. startup ecosystem the opportunity to forge new connections with entrepreneurs who are abroad.

The program, presented with implementation partner VentureWell, will be hosted in business incubators located across the United States.

The 2019 GIST Business Incubation program will provide entrepreneurs with exposure to the U.S. market and startup resources. While in residence with the program, participants will work on refining their ideas, building their business plans, and finding the right market for their product. Participating entrepreneurs will also have the opportunity to network within the startup ecosystem where they are placed.

The first GIST Business Incubation program will take place in Fall 2019 with the exact dates and locations to be announced. Participants who are accepted into the program will be assigned to an incubator inside the United States.

 

Important Things to Know BEFORE You Apply

Before you click on the “APPLY NOW” button, make sure that you have everything you need ready. GIST has created a checklist help you prepare all the documents you need to finish this application successfully.

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How to Apply

1) Click on the APPLY button below to begin your application. If you are not already logged into your GIST Network account, you will be asked to do so. If you do not have a GIST Network, you will be asked to make one in order to proceed to the application.

2) Once logged in, the system will automatically move you to the application page.

3) Please fill out every required section of the form before saving your application. Required questions are marked with a red asterisk*

4) If you choose to make changes to your application, you can access it from the dashboard on your GIST Network profile. You are allowed to make changes to your submission until the application deadline.

If you are creating your GIST Network account through this application, you will need to click on a confirmation link that will be emailed to you. If you do not, your application will not be submitted on the application deadline. 

If you do not receive a confirmation email, please contact [email protected] or message us on the GIST Facebook page.

ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED BY 11:59 A.M. EDT WEDNESDAY, JULY 31, 2019.

 

About VentureWell

VentureWell is a nonprofit organization that supports the creation of new ventures from an emerging generation of science and technology inventors, and supports the innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystems that are critical to their success.