As part of the new GIST Business Incubation program, nearly 30 innovative science and technology entrepreneurs representing startups from emerging economies have been working at 10 U.S.-based incubators to learn how to expand their businesses into the United States market. The entrepreneurs have also been making connections with key ecosystem stakeholders, refining their business ideas, building their business plans, and conducting customer discovery.
Here’s a behind-the-scenes look at some program activities.
GIST Incubation participants at the University of Memphis Research Foundation in Memphis, Tennessee learned about research collaboration opportunities with the FedEx Institute of Technology.
Entrepreneurs received input and guidance on their pitches at Purdue Foundry in West Lafayette, Indiana.
Women-led startup founders learned about angel investment and leadership at the Center for Entrepreneurship Innovation in Phoenix, Arizona.
Innovators at The Station incubator in Houston, Texas had an opportunity to visit NASA Johnson Space Center.
Participants at the University of Colorado in Colorado Springs had the chance to meet with Senator Cory Gardner. He loved learning about their startups and plans for the future. Senator Gardner is wearing a traditional hat from Kyrgyzstan.
Several startup founders at the Center for Entrepreneurship Innovation incubator had the opportunity to meet Apple computing legend, Steve Wozniak, at a tech networking event, DesTechAZ.
GIST Business Incubation in the news
Local media outlets have been covering the GIST Business Incubation program. Read some of the news stories below.
Commercial Appeal/USA Today