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GIST Tech-I

The GIST Tech-I competition is an annual pitch competition for science and technology entrepreneurs from emerging economies worldwide. Since 2011, innovators from around the globe have showcased their science and technology ventures to the world through Tech-I.

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GIST Catalyst

The GIST Catalyst competition is an annual pitch competition at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit. Through the competition, young entrepreneurs have the opportunity to elevate their pitch and showcase their startups on a global stage.

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GIST Mentor Match

Through GIST Mentor Match, entrepreneurs can find a mentor that best fits their needs by using the comprehensive search options in the online portal. GIST Mentor Match breaks down many of the barriers young founders face in finding a mentor.

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GIST Investors

The GIST Investors Mobilization Training – or GIST Investors – helps create sustainable investment networks in emerging startup ecosystems. GIST Investors works with in-country stakeholder to bolster local financial support for science and technology startups.

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GIST Innovation Hubs

The GIST Innovation Hubs – or I-Hubs – are designed to build strong and vibrant networks of young science and technology entrepreneurs around the world. Through community-led groups, I-Hubs bolster networking and entrepreneurial skills, build durable networks and stimulate entrepreneurial activity.

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GIST TechConnect

The GIST TechConnect monthly broadcast provides entrepreneurs around the world with direct access to leading U.S. experts from business and academia at relatively no cost. Through GIST Network’s online platform, founders are able to talk directly with experts to learn how to build sustainable science and technology startups.

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GIST Startup Trainings

The GIST Startup Trainings empower young science and technology innovators and entrepreneurs through on-the-ground training and mentoring – delivered by top U.S. mentors and in-country partners. Paired with exposure to American businesses and capital, the trainings encourage entrepreneurs to confidently apply their skills in creating science and technology ventures.

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GIST Masterclass Series

Through partnerships with U.S. Embassies and in-country startup incubators, the GIST Masterclass Series brings U.S. experts in entrepreneurship to a specific country for face-to-face interactions with stakeholders.

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