Eligibility Requirements for GIST Catalyst | Women in Climate Pitch Competition

Competition applicants must meet all of the following criteria to be eligible to participate in the GIST Catalyst | Women in Climate Pitch Competition:  

  1. The applicant must be a citizen of one of the following economies: 

    Brunei Darussalam
    People's Republic of China
    Hong Kong, China
    Republic of Korea
    New Zealand
    Papua New Guinea
    The Philippines
    Chinese Taipei
    The United States
    Viet Nam

  2. The application must be complete.
  3. The application must be received by the submission deadline of LATE SUMMER 2023.
  4. All applications must focus on science or technology solutions. 
  5. Startups led by women, and startups that directly advance the interests of women in the countries where they operate are particularly encouraged to apply.
  6. Applications that fall under the following categories will not be accepted:  
    • Research projects with no demonstrable commercial potential 
    • Teams based at a charity or foundation (not-for-profit) organization.
    • Participants in previous in-person GIST activity such as Catalyst pitch competitions, Business Incubation, Tech-I, or Startup Ttrainings.
    • Teams based at organizations that buy and resell technologies and other goods 
  7. The applicant must be at least 18 years old and can be through 40 years old at the close of the application submission window in LATE SUMMER, 2023 (application deadline). 
  8. All materials submitted must be the original work of the applicants
  9. The video submitted in the application must feature only the applicant pitching (ie not another team member, AI or text-to-speech voiceover, etc).


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