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Pitch Competition


An annual competition that attracts the most promising entrepreneurs from emerging economies. Online public voting and entrepreneurship experts decide who competes in the Tech-I Finals, a highly anticipated event at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit.

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Web Chats & Mentorship

GIST Online

Provides in-country entrepreneurs with direct access to leading U.S. talent from business and academia, but without the travel and event costs. Young science and technology entrepreneurs across the globe engage with experts and the larger GIST community proving that innovation and entrepreneurship have no boundaries in today’s global marketplace.

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In-Country Training

GIST Boot Camps

On-the-ground training and mentorship to promote in-country entrepreneurship networks, develop local role models, and strengthen innovation ecosystems.

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GIST Innovation Hubs

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