What is GIST Business Incubation?

As a U.S. Department of State initiative, GIST 2022 Business Incubation brings together the best science and technology innovators and American businesses to increase cross-market access and to create opportunities for collaboration. While in residence at an American incubator, entrepreneurs have opportunities to make connections with the local entrepreneurial ecosystem and build business relationships for potential partners and investors. GIST Business Incubation also helps American businesses gain awareness of global and ASEAN entrepreneurs, innovations and markets.


Monday March 6 Highlights

Ukraine House - 9:30 AM

Ukrainian Ambassador - 12:00 PM

Cooley LLP, Incorporating in the U.S. workshop  - 1:00 PM

Tuesday March 7 Highlights

Halcyon House workshop - 9:30 AM

SEED SPOT mentoring - 1:30 PM

SEED SPOT networking - 5:30 PM

Wednesday March 8 Highlights

U.S. Department of State - 10:30 AM

SEED SPOT mentoring - 3:00 PM

Assoc. of Women's Business Centers Intl. Women's Day Reception - 6:00 PM

Thursday March 9 Highlights

DC Demo Day - 11:00 AM

The Kennedy Center tour - 2:00 PM

Dinner at sPACYcLOUd with local entrepreneur - 6:00 PM

Ukrainian Startup Successes

Over GIST’s 11-year history, more than 200 Ukrainian entrepreneurs and supporters have completed GIST programs. Read more about a few of our Ukrainian entrepreneurs below.


GIOS is designing an interactive platform for the delivery of remote and blended learning. In addition to keeping students engaged in the educational process, the platform aims to support teachers in organizing remote and hybrid teaching by providing them with a flexible course builder, interactive material library, assessment, and analytics.

GIST Programs:
GIST Innovates Ukraine 2021
GIST Catalyst Pitch Competition 2021


Lixbley is a software company that has designed the LixB Rideshare app, which facilitates ride sharing with the goal of reducing the number of cars on the roads.

GIST Programs:
GIST Innovates Ukraine 2021


iCardy is developing a product that detects hidden atrial fibrillation in real time without the internet—detecting AFib more quickly than other products, with an accuracy rate greater than 99%.

GIST Programs:
GIST Business Incubation 2019
​​​​​​​GIST Catalyst Pitch Competition 2021


WheelKeep is a team of cyclists who aim to bring innovative smart bicycle accessories to market. Their first product is a bike tracking device to track stolen bicycles. They participated in the GIST Innovates Ukraine 2021 program.

GIST Business Incubation | Resources

Business Incubation Breaks New Ground

A cohort of founders from Bhutan is soon beginning their entrepreneurial journey in the United States, building experience and gaining insights that will take their ventures to the next level. 

Business Incubation Innovator Receives Highest Award

Business Incubation participant Alyona Glushko who spent three weeks at the Center for Entrepreneurial Innovation in Phoenix, AZ, developed a novel innovation for heart safety.

Global Entrepreneurs Conclude Business Incubation Program

The GIST Business Incubation Showcase and Reception held on November 21 at the Halcyon incubator in Washington, D.C. included networking and pitches in front of investors and U.S. business experts. 

Behind the Scenes of the First GIST Business Incubation Program

Nearly 30 innovative science and technology entrepreneurs representing startups from emerging economies worked at 10 U.S.-based incubators to learn how to expand their businesses into the United States market. 

Ukrainian Innovation Rises to The Challenge

GIST has supported Ukrainian innovation across multiple fronts, including direct support of multiple Innovation Hubs spread throughout the country, as well as supporting Ukrainian innovators in attending global ecosystem events. 

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