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The 2018 GIST Tech-I Alumni Mentors

This year, GIST Tech-I is changing the competition format in order to allow past Tech-I finalists to take a more active role as alumni mentors during the competition. 

Throughout the course of the competition, the past finalists will function as Alumni Mentors who work with competitors to improve their ideas and perfect their pitch. New 2018 applicants were able to choose which Alumni Mentor they wanted to work with when they applied to the competition. Alumni Mentors then selected the best applications from the 2018 applicant pool to move on to the semifinals. Those semifinalists will then compete in a global public vote. The top 10 semifinalists with the most public votes, along with their Alumni Mentors will advance to the Tech-I finals during the 2018 Global Entrepreneurship Congress in Istanbul, Turkey. At the finals, competing entrepreneurs will pitch their startups to a global audience with the chance to win prizes and seed capital.

Below is a view of all the GIST Network entrepreneurs who will be taking part in the Tech-I competition as Alumni Mentors. To learn more about the competition click here.

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Jorge Daniel Cespedes Vega

Paraguay
Organization: JDPLabs
About me:
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Onesmus Emeka

Kenya
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About me: I am a tech entrepreneur and a startup enthusiast.
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Md. Samid Razzak

Bangladesh
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About me: Winnner of honourable mention award in GIST TECH I 2016
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Carlos Bernal

Mexico
Organization: E-Adrasha
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Ikpeme Neto

Nigeria
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Samson Fiado

Malawi
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Mustapha Lakhdari

Algeria
Other
Organization: GOUTRA
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Destiny Frederick

Nigeria
Sanitation / Water
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Rudi Cooke

South Africa
Fintech / Financial Services
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Dr. Almas Taj Awan

Pakistan
Environment
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About me: I had received my PhD (chemistry) degree from the Campinas State University, Sao Paulo, Brazil and soon after finishing
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Ahmed Mansour

Egypt
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About me: I am a SW young professional with a Master of Science in Data Science (focus on implementing Big Data, designing, creati
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Juan Carlos Guaqueta

Colombia
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Nizar Ben Neji

Tunisia
Information Technology and Communication
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About me: More than 12 years of experience in ICT consultancy and training.
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Charles Immanuel Akhimien

Nigeria
Healthcare / Medical
Organization: MOBicure
About me: Dr Charles Immanuel Akhimien is a 2017 UN SDG Pioneer, One Young World Ambassador, 2016 Mandela Washington Fellow and 20
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Onyedikachukwu Igili

Nigeria
Information Technology and Communication
Organization: Waste to Point
About me: I am a tech. loving person. I specialise in turning already working system into technology based solutions.
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Cynthia Mene

Nigeria
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Zied Hosni

Tunisia
Organization: Hager Engrg
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Pavel Santos

Dominican Republic
Information Technology and Communication
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About me: I was born on November 25th, 1990, in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. I grew up with my mother and sister.
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Dessy Aliandrina

Indonesia
Organization: SociopreneurID
About me: Being involved in social causes for 12 years led me to serve various organizations and institutions, including Bank Indo
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Jigme Tenzin

Bhutan
Infrastructure / Building
Organization: housing.bt
About me: >Jigme is the co-founder of two start-ups @ Sustainable Enterprises (Consultancy, 2014) @ housing.bt (online housing
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YAP CHEE WEI

Malaysia
Energy & Materials
Organization:
About me:
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Clarisse UWINEZA

Rwanda
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About me: Clarisse Uwineza is CEO/Founder of Environmental Protection and Organics ( EPO Ltd) to help reduce waste and empower f
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Hoang Dao

Vietnam
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Sabina Ismailova

Kazakhstan
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Levon Aramyan

Armenia
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Layth Hamad

Jordan
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Regnard Raquedan

Philippines
Organization: ParentUp
About me: I'm the co-founder of ParentUp
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Musawwir Muhtar

Indonesia
Agriculture
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About me: Combining his interest in science, technology, and economic development, Musawwir Muhtar currently leads MorBi+ team.
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Waqas Muhammad

Pakistan
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Malaysia
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About me: As a mentor, I am happy to assist other GIST founders in their journey.
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Samina Sarwat

Bangladesh
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saima Hanif

Pakistan
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Maher Yousef Maymoun

Jordan
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Emir Memisevic

Bosnia and Herzegovina
Organization: Medobar
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RICARDO JARAMILLO

Colombia
Agriculture
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About me: Ricardo Jaramillo, Agrofuturo’s CEO and founder of croper.co, a web marketplace that allows farmers to buy farm supplies
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Iffat Zafar

Pakistan
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Muchu Kaingu

Zambia
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Fahad Islam Tiwana

Pakistan
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About me: At a tender age of 18 years, I started my first venture called RealityPOD.com, a blog dedicated to covering the latest n
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Leyla Taghizade

Azerbaijan
Organization: Reseptron
About me: Leyla has supervised successful startup Rainenergy and her mentee Reyhan Jamalova has been mentioned in Ivanka Trump’s
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Alexander Pizarro

Peru
Organization:
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Tamer Ahmed

Egypt
Information Technology and Communication
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Zeeshan Ahmad

Pakistan
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Natali Ardianto

Indonesia
Information Technology and Communication
Organization: Tiket.com
About me: I have started three companies, in which two are already acquired, with the latest Tiket.com earns more than USD 200 mio
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Laurent Liautaud

France
Organization: Niokobok
About me: Laurent Liautaud is the CEO of Niokobok, an online retail company allowing members of the Senegalese diaspora to take ca
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Sanny Gaddafi

Indonesia
Information Technology and Communication
Organization: 8villages
About me: Sanny Gaddafi (nickname: SaGad), a technopreneur since in the University, develop the first local Social Networking site
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Abderrahmane Bentaiba

Algeria
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Ardak Berdibekov

Kazakhstan
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Taita Ngetich

Kenya
Agriculture
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About me: Taita is an innovator and entrepreneur with a specific interest in solving challenges facing Kenya's agriculture se
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Mohamed Sadok Krifa

Tunisia
Environment
Organization: MSK inc
About me: I am involved in innovative entrepreneurship in Tunisia.
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Rizwan Yousaf

Pakistan
Energy & Materials
Organization: Saltech Energy Solutions
About me:
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Leonardo Nunes Ricucci

Brazil
Healthcare / Medical
Organization: Novalact
About me: Leonardo is a entrepreneur currently working in biotechnology to help develop life changing solution using the power of
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Waleed Jan

Saudi Arabia
Other
Organization: Re Braille, TCG Master
About me: Entrepreneur and Mechanical engineer that has passion of innovation.
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Sidra Qasim

Pakistan
Other
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About me: Sidra Qasim is the founder and co-CEO of Markhor, a startup that makes designer shoes at less than half the price of lux
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Adnan Khawaja

Pakistan
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Lojain Jibawi

United Arab Emirates
Information Technology and Communication
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Sheldon Duncombe

Jamaica
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About me: My name is Sheldon Duncombe and I currently head ZirconOne Industries Limited.
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Amr Hussein

Egypt
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About me: Founder @Koshk Comics Entrepreneur, Media & Entertainment with technology ... change things, play football ...
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Andrii Seleznov

Ukraine
Agriculture
Organization: Petiole, Petiole
About me: Andrii Seleznov is the CTO of Petiole and serves on its Board of Directors. Andrii is responsible for all design and
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Charity Wanjiku

Kenya
Energy & Materials
Organization: Strauss Energy Ltd.
About me: Charity is a vibrant young entrepreneur with a keen interest in the renewable energy and construction spaces.
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Tendekayi Katsiga

Botswana
Healthcare / Medical
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About me: Tendekayi Katsiga is an award-winning Social Entrepreneur and Senior Business Executive who delivers results – from conc
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Anwar Almojarkesh

United Kingdom
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About me: Anwar Almojarkesh is a senior developer, specialist in non-speech recognition sounds, invented many algorithms on smart
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Jihane Laraichi

Morocco
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About me: Hi i am a gist finalist in 2015. i have created a website for higher education in africa.
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Gabriel Gurovich

Chile
Information Technology and Communication
Organization: Snapp
About me: Founder at Snapp / rebranded at GoSeemba GoSeemba is the fastest growing mobile business platform for SMBs in emergin