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2018 GIST Tech-I Semifinalists Announced

January 25, 2018

The U.S. Department of State is proud to announce this year’s 109 GIST Tech-I Semifinalists from 46 emerging economies. The semifinalists were choosen by the Tech-I Alumni Mentors, who reviewed hundreds of applications to pick their top applicants. It is now your chance to decide who will go on to the GIST Tech-I Finals by voting for your favorite semifinalists. Click here to learn more about voting. 

Starting on January 26, you will be able to cast your vote once a day, every day for the startups you want to see compete in the Tech-I finals at the 2018 Global Entrepreneurship Congress. To vote in the Tech-I competition, click here.

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2018 GIST Tech-I Semifinalists

Ahmed Abdelrahman, Egypt

Yaman Abou Jieb, Syria

Nishma Adhikari, Nepal

Arslan Ahmed, Pakistan

Yougourta Ait Saada, Algeria

Danielle Akini, Cameroon

Jafar Albadarneh, Jordan

Anar Aliyev, Azerbaijan

Rasha Al-Khateeb, Jordan

Ruth Angbulu, Nigeria

Tewodros Tesfaye Asfaw, Ethiopia

Sawsan Assi, West Bank and Gaza

Sylvia Azi, Nigeria

Constantine Bazilo, Ukraine

Shani Bennett, Jamaica

Nestor Bonilla, Nicaragua

Nikoloz Bregvadze, Georgia

Jorge Caballero, Mexico

Jose David Castro Ruiz, Honduras

Andres Felipe Celis Gomez, Colombia

George Chege, Kenya

Moonga Chowe, Zambia

Anesa Colakovic, Serbia

Andres Colombo, Argentina

Namgyel Dorji, Bhutan

Shahd Douglas, Jordan

Gita Nofieka Dwijayati, Indonesia

Chafic El Amatoury. Lebanon

Wassim El Hariri     

Islam El-Refaey, Egypt

Gerardo Escudero Samara, Nicaragua

David Eson, Cameroon

Okey Esse, Nigeria

Saadman Faisal, Bangladesh

Mpara Faith Muwar, Cameroon

Rawan Gahzi, Syria

Samvel Gevorgyan, Armenia

Taahirah Goolbar, Mauritius

Nathnael Gossaye, Ethiopia

Isai Abner Guevara Falla, Peru

Quazi Hasibul Hasan, Bangladesh

Muhammad Hassamuddin, Pakistan

Ayoub Hitana, Tunisia

Anton Holovachenko, Ukraine

Md. Shahadat Hossain, Bangladesh

Iheb Eddine Imad, Algeria

Dzavid Isanovic, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Tamim Isazadah, Afghanistan

Rasheeq Islam

Sabik Tawsif Anjum Islam, Bangladesh

Makhjanul Islam, Bangladesh

Anda Ivanov, Romania

Aditya Julio, Indonesia

Harvey Kadyanji, Tanzania

Alinafe Kaliwo, Malawi

Sanga Kanthema, Malawi

Mathenge Kanyoro, Kenya

Fajar Sidik Abdullah Kelana, Indonesia

Loren Keserovic, Bosnia snd Herzegovina

Emmanuel Kimaro, Tanzania

Mohamad Yulianto Kurniawan

Majed Lababidi, Qatar

Javier Larragoiti Kuri, Mexico

Anike Lawal, Nigeria

Hajer Mahmoud, United Arab Emirates

Dania Martã­Nez, Mexico

Maclean Mbepula, Malawi

Norayr Melkumyan, Armenia

Sladana Mladenovic

Muhammad Syukri Bin Mohamad Misenan, Malaysia

Mohammed Tanvir Mosharraf, Bangladesh

Nancy Mourad, United Arab Emirates

Rameeza Mueen, Pakistan

Charles Muhanguzi, Uganda

Taeef Najib, Bangladesh

Sadaf Naz, Pakistan

Towett Ngetich, Kenya

Noma Ngubane, South Africa

Mustejab Nurbenur, Ethiopia

Emeka Nwachinemere, Nigeria

Eberenna Nwanjoku, Nigeria

Tonnie Nyabuto, Kenya

Abdalla Odat, Jordan

Segun Ogunlana, Nigeria

Priscilla Okechukwu, Nigeria

Tita Oksaningtyas, Indonesia

Anthony Onu, Nigeria

Favourite Onwuemene, Nigeria

Meredith Peng, Indonesia

Motlokoe Phatudi-Mphahlele, South Africa

Zulkhaidir Purwanto, Indonesia

Sabrina Rahman, Bangladesh

Syed Saghir Hassan Rizvi, Pakistan

Ayoub Rouzi, Morocco

Jihed Saad, Tunisia

Ani Sargsyan, Armenia

Nurtia Putri Sari, Indonesia

Attiya Sarwar, Pakistan

Paul Semivumbi, Rwanda

Angel Tamariz, Mexico

Tshewang Tenzin, Bhutan

Subi Thomas, Zambia

Richard Torres, Ecuador

Ariane Umuringa, Rwanda

Kelvin Wachira, Ghana

Dewan Tamanna Wodud Dina, Bangladesh

Tewodros Yosef, Ethiopia

Tasneem Yousif, Bahrain

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