Business Incubation Impact


Number of Business Incubation startups


Number of startups still connected to their incubators


Funding generated by Business Incubation startups

Current Opportunities

June - August
30 - 04
Application window for 2022 GIST Ukraine Business Incubation

Business Incubation Overview


GIST Business Incubation brings together the best international science & technology innovators and American businesses to increase cross-market access and to create opportunities for collaboration. While in residence at incubators across the United States, 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 entrepreneurs, innovations and markets.


In the coming year, GIST will be running three new Business Incubation programs: one specifically designed for citizens of Ukraine (OPEN NOW!), one specifically designed for citizens of Bhutan, and one designed for any citizen of the more than 130 countries GIST works in. For more information, check back here or sign up for our newsletter to be sent program updates directly to your inbox.

Business Incubation Success Stories


Vamekh Kherkheulidze of Elven Technologies

Elven Technologies is a high-tech personal protection equipment (PPE) company. Our first product is a technologically-advanced full body fire-proof suit with a cooling system to keep firefighters safe in the line of duty and help save lives.

Rituparna Das of Hydrotech Solutions

Hydrotec Solutions Private Limited has designed a Smart water ATM Kiosk that purifies and dispenses clean drinking water on pay per use basis, using sustainable energy.

Yakau Buta of StringersHub

StringersHub is a marketplace that connects stringers—freelance videographers and eyewitnesses—and media outlets, globally. Top media outlets can purchase “hot” material from these stringers.

Participating Incubators


The following incubators participated in the 2019 program:

TechTown Detroit - Detroit, Michigan, USA

Purdue Foundry - West Lafayette, Indiana, USA

mHub - Chicago, Illinois, USA

University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA

Center for Entrepreneurial Innovation - Phoenix, Arizona, USA

University of Arizona Center for Innovation - Tuscon, Arizona, USA

The Station - Houston, Texas, USA

DuBose and DuBose - Cleveland, Ohio, USA

University of Memphis Research Foundation, Research Park- Memphis, Tennessee, USA

Project UK - Kansas City, USA

Business Incubation Past Activities

Get a behind-the-scenes look at the 2019 Business Incubation program here. Learn more about the entrepreneurs participating in the program here.

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