Global Innovation through Science and Technology
GIST empowers science and technology innovators in over 130 emerging economies through trainings, pitch competitions, workshops, and networking. Through partnerships with the private sector, and more than 100 events, GIST has awarded over $1.5 million in startup resources. We build the capacity and resilience of both individual startups and the entrepreneurial ecosystems that support them.
More than anything else our task is to put forth and carry out
a compelling vision for how to use technology in a way that
serves our people, protects our interests, and
Now more than ever, we need a global call to action
to increase access to capital for early-stage science
and technology ventures that are solving the
world’s biggest problems.
For the US, [GIST] provides an opportunity for market access, foreign investment,
and joint ventures that allow companies to partner and expand to global markets.
As an investor, tax payer and entrepreneur, GIST is a great medium to grow
businesses, increase market opportunity for US and international businesses
and share best practices amongst entrepreneurs.
If you get out more globally, more broadly across a range of industries
and expertise, that's what sparks your own ideas and gives you
the opportunity to bring those things back and really
create significant change.
I’ve had the pleasure of meeting young entrepreneurs from all corners
of the globe, and the raw energy and creativity coming out of GIST was
terrific. When we unleash entrepreneurial minds to explore and seize
the world’s opportunities, magic can happen.