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GIST Regional Startup Training Caucasus

Tbilisi, Georgia | April 20 - 23, 2019

The Training

The U.S. Department of State's Global Innovation through Science and Technology (GIST) Initiative is excited to announce a program to support and train teams of science and technology entrepreneurs from the countries of Georgia, Azerbaijan, and Armenia. The program will be held in Tbilisi, Georgia with implementation partner VentureWell and in country partner Impact Hub Tbilisi.

The GIST Regional Startup Training Caucasus will provide science and technology entrepreneurs with the skills they need to further support their leap into entrepreneurship and grow their businesses. To learn these skills, select science and technology entrepreneurs will spend four days in intensive training to help improve their business ideas, perfect their pitch, and showcase their innovations during a Demo Day in front of business leaders, policymakers, academics, and chief science advisors and equivalents from around the region.

If you have specific questions about your eligibility, or about your application submission, please contact us via email at [email protected].


About Impact Hub Tbilisi:
Impact Hub Tbilisi is a professional membership organization dedicated to individuals, enterprises, start-ups, and organizations making a positive impact in Georgia. Members benefit from an inspiring space, professional support and a diverse community.


About VentureWell:
VentureWell is a non-profit 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.


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