GIST Innovates Bhutan is designed to empower early-stage Bhutanese science and technology startups to build their business skills as they take steps to commercialize their innovation and launch their product.
This accelerated online training program is modeled after the Lean Startup methodology, an approach that has helped startups around the world develop and launch their businesses. You will complete a customer discovery process and identify and evaluate market opportunities for your innovation. The dates for the initial program were: May 18 - July 20, 2021.
During this 10-week program participants spent time with our dedicated training team, who mentored and supported participants as they tested their business hypotheses and created an action plan for launching their ventures. Participants networked and shared experiences with other startups in their region who were engaged in similar work.
Prior to applying for GIST Innovates Bhutan, it is recommended that prospective participants completed the free GIST Virtual Accelerator program, a new, online program designed to build entrepreneurial skills. Virtual Accelerator, a self-paced program, can help strengthen your application for GIST Innovates Bhutan and prepare you for deeper training to help you commercialize your technology and advance your venture.
For additional questions about this program please contact Mandy Sutton.
GIST Innovates Bhutan is being implemented with help from local partners: iHub Bhutan.
GIST Innovates Bhutan is a national-level program; Bhutanese citizens nationwide are encouraged to apply.