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How to Vote

This year, innovators from more than 80 emerging economies pitched their ideas and startups to GIST Tech-I The Alumni Mentors are narrowing down the number of competitors, at which point we will need YOU to vote for your favorite startup.

Watch pitch videos and vote for your favorite innovations once a day, every day from January 26 - Feburary 22, 2018.

Here’s How to Vote:

  1. Go to or click here to vote
  2. Click “Log in to Vote ” to create an account to use throughout the public voting stage.
  3. Search for your favorite semifinalists or use the drop-down menus to filter the semifinalists by gender, emerging economy, or sector.
  4. Watch the applicants’ pitch videos and click their names to learn a bit more about their innovations.
  5. To vote for a single applicant, just click “Vote” under his/her video.
  6. To vote for more than one semifinalist at a time, check the boxes above their videos and then click “Batch Vote” at the top of the page.
  7. Log in and vote for your favorite semifinalists once per day until the end of the voting period! Twenty-four hours after you vote for a semifinalist, the “Vote” button under his/her pitch video will automatically re-appear.
  8. See a really amazing pitch video? Share it with your friends using the “Facebook” and “Twitter” buttons at the top of the voting page.
  9. Spread the word about the 2018 GIST Tech-I Semifinals public vote!


Are you competing in the Tech-I semifinals? Download promotional materials for semifinalists and Alumni Mentors here.