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GIST APEC Startup Training

IF YOU ARE AN AUSTRALIAN ENTREPRENEUR, YOU CAN STILL APPLY FOR THIS STARTUP TRAINING BY CLICKING ON THIS LINK. 

(You must first create or log into your GIST Network account, before applying)

WE ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTING GENERAL APPLICATIONS FOR THIS STARTUP TRAINING

Supporting Women, Vulnerable and Rural Communities

Brisbane, Australia

October 22-26, 2018

In recognition that science and innovation can enable sustainable, inclusive economic growth across the Asia-Pacific region, the U.S. State Department Global Innovation through Science and Technology (GIST) Initiative in collaboration with the Australian Government and Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) are delighted to announce a program to support and train teams of science and technology entrepreneurs from APEC economies; especially those entrepreneurs that support women and/or vulnerable communities.

For this regional GIST Startup Training, there will be a specific focus on teams that:

  • Support women-ownership in business;
  • Invest in women or vulnerable communities, such as first peoples, indigenous peoples, or those from rural communities;
  • Use inclusive company growth strategies that engage women or vulnerable communities; or innovations that address the needs of women or vulnerable communities.

This event will be held in Brisbane, Australia as part of the APEC Chief Science Advisors and Equivalents official side events.

The startup training will provide entrepreneurs with the skills they need to further support their leap into entrepreneurship and grow their businesses. To learn these skills, selected science and technology entrepreneurs will spend four days in extensive training to help improve their business ideas, perfect their pitch, and showcase their innovations during a Demo Day with business leaders, policymakers, academics, and Chief Science Advisors and equivalents from the APEC region.

Some travel support is available.

Please contact [email protected] with any further questions about the startup training. .