GIST Innovation Hubs

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Innovation Hubs, or IHubs, are designed to build strong and vibrant networks of young science and technology entrepreneurs around the world.

The U.S. Department of State has recognized 37 IHubs globally. The hubs are created in partnership with local startup incubators. For the participating incubators, IHub offers another avenue to support their entrepreneurs. 

Through community-led groups, the IHubs aim to bolster networking and entrepreneurial skills to build durable, long-term, supportive networks. The ultimate goal of the initiative is to stimulate local entrepreneurial activity and ensure participants can grow their skills and scale their businesses together – both in their home country and through the GIST Network’s global connections.

The IHub initiative is implemented by GIST partner VentureWell.

Each Innovation Hub will receive financial support as well as mentorship on how to organize meetups, maximize networking opportunities and engage members.

If you have questions about GIST programming please send us an email at [email protected].

To learn more about the innovation hubs, click on the links on the right-hand side of this page.

To Apply to be an IHub, click this link:

Apply to be a GIST Innovation Hub

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