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GIST Tech-I Public Vote Opening January 26

January 10, 2018

Over the last several weeks, innovators from around the world have been submitting their applications to compete in the 2018 GIST Tech-I competition. Now, the GIST Tech-I Alumni Mentors will review the applications and select the top applicants they will mentor during the semifinals. But you decide who will have the opportunity to showcase their startup on a global stage and compete for startup resources at the Tech-I Finals.

Starting January 26, 2018, you can be part of the 2018 GIST Tech-I finalist selection process. People from around the world will have the opportunity to watch the semifinalist pitch videos and vote for their favorite startup. People can vote for a semifinalist once a day, every day until the public vote closes on February 22, 2018. In order to vote in the Tech-I competition, you must first register on the GIST Network website. To register, click here.

Following the public vote, the 10 semifinalists with the most votes, along with their Alumni Mentors, will advance to the Tech-I finals during the 2018 Global Entrepreneurship Congress in Istanbul, Turkey. During the finals, the finalists will compete on a global stage for startups resources including seed capital and training sessions. But these startups cannot get to the finals without your help.

Remember, public voting for the 2018 GIST Tech-I competition opens at 12:01 PM EST January 26, 2018. The voting link will be provided here.

Created by the U.S. Department of State, the Global Innovation through Science and Technology (GIST) Initiative works to empower science and technology entrepreneurs from emerging economies around the world. Created in 2011, the GIST Tech-I competition gives innovators from across the globe and opportunity to showcase their science and technology ventures to the world. The Tech-I competition is implemented by GIST partner the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).