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Innovation Hubs

We’re excited to announce our new initiative: GIST Innovation Hubs.

Innovation Hubs are designed to build strong and vibrant networks of young science and technology entrepreneurs around the world.

Through community-led meetup groups, the program aims to bolster the participants’ networking and entrepreneurial skills to build durable, long-term, supportive networks. The ultimate goal is to stimulate local entrepreneurial activity and ensure participants can grow their skills and businesses together - both in their home country and through global connections.

GIST implementation partner, VentureWell, in conjunction with the U.S. Department of State, has awarded eight Hubs to pilot a 6-month program. The Innovation Hubs are:


GIST Innovation Hub Beirut (Lebanon) hosted by Berytech

GIST Innovation Hub Dakar (Senegal) hosted by CTIC Dakar

GIST Innovation Hub Elgazala (Tunisia) hosted by Elgazala Technopark

GIST Innovation Hub Johannesburg (South Africa) hosted by LeadAfrika

GIST Innovation Hub Kampala (Uganda) hosted by Innovation Village

GIST Innovation Hub Lima (Peru) hosted by UTEC Ventures

GIST Innovation Hub Nairobi (Kenya)

GIST Innovation Hub Skopje (Macedonia) hosted by New Man's Business Accelerator


Each Innovation Hub will receive financial support as well as mentorship on how to organize meetups, maximize networking opportunities and engage members.

Join us in welcoming these new Innovation Hubs to the GIST community! Stay tuned for more details about our new initiative.

Learn more about some of our GIST Innovation Hubs:

GIST Innovation Hub Beirut

GIST Innovation Hub Kampala

GIST Innovation Hub Lima

GIST Innovation Hub Nairobi

[Photo: GIST Boot Camp Senegal]