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Tech talk: A startup simplifying female hygiene products shopping - Dawn is online portal selling female hygiene products, with delivery promised within 24 hours. Go to the website; choose a product — ranging from sanitary pads to hair removing cream, select the date and time of delivery and order.


HerSTEMStory: Sadaf Naz - Medium

Celebrating Sadaf Naz, founder of Her Ground; an online subscription-based delivery service providing feminine hygiene products.


The Story of Wassim El Hariri - Qatar Foundation

Wassim’s mechanical expertize is deeply rooted in artificial intelligence. During Stars of Science, he developed a device to deliver food from the hospital kitchen to the patients’ bedside.


Protect innovation to give youth jobs - Daily Nation

As the focus stays on the protection of ideas against commercialisation by intellectual thieves, the youth that lack the financial resources are vulnerable from exploitation. The question is how can they be protected from their ideas being stolen?


GIST Tech-I Winner Develops Fire Alarm for Informal Settlements - BBC News

Lumkani, a South African company that won the 2014 GIST Tech-I competition, was profiled by BBC News for their innovative low-cost fire detection technology and early warning system for informal housing settlements.


20 Nigerian Entrepreneurs to Receive $105,000 US Grant - InvestorsKing

With support from GIST, the Tony Elumelu Foundation, a philanthropic initiative devoted to nurturing entrepreneurs in Africa, has awarded $105K USD in grants to 20 Nigerian entrepreneurs working on innovations for the energy, technology, transportation, agriculture, and health sectors.


US Innovation Program brings international entrepreneurs to Purdue - EurekAlert!

The GIST Business Incubation program had a tremendous impact on participants from Brazil and Uganda during their four-week visit to the Purdue Foundry startup accelerator in West Lafayette, Indiana.


Tucson Tech: UA incubator hosts foreign entrepreneurs -

Through the 2019 GIST Business Incubation program, four founders from international tech startups working in digital security, photojournalism, media monitoring, and business communications began intensive month-long residencies at the University of Arizona Center for Innovation.


Afghan Youths’ ‘E-Watch App’ Competing In GIST - Tolo News

An election transparency app developed by youth software engineers from Kabul, Afghanistan accelerated to the semi-final stage of the 2019 GIST Tech-I competition.


ConnectHear Advances to the Semifinals of GIST Tech-I 2019 - Technology Time

ConnectHear, a startup aiming to bridge the gap between deaf and hearing populations in Pakistan through an innovative sign language interpretation app, was selected as one of 80 semi-finalists in the 2019 GIST Tech-I competition. 


Afghan Woman’s ‘Yoga App’ Finds Way To GIST Competition - Tolo News

Entrepreneur Fakhria Ibrahimi Momtaz advanced to the semi-finalist stage of the 2019 GIST Tech-I competition for her dual-language yoga app expanding access to yoga for Afghan women.


GIST Catalyst Pitch Competition is About More than Just Winning - DipNote

One Indian entrepreneur, Ajaita Shah, is returning from the 2017 Global Entrepreneurship Summit this year with the title of GIST Catalyst Grand Champion — as well as an incredible prize package.


India’s Ajaita Shah is grand champion at GES 2017 Catalyst Pitch competition - The Economic Times

Ajaita Shah from India has emerged the Grand Champion in the catalyst pitch competition held by Global Innovation through Science and Technology (GIST) at the closing plenary of the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES2017) held in Hyderabad. 


Ajaita Shah shines in Global Innovation through Science and Technology Catalyst - The Hans India

Hyderabad: India’s Ajaita Shah, founder of Frontier Markets, emerged as the winner of the 2017 Global Innovation through Science and Technology (GIST) Catalyst pitch competition Grand Champion during the plenary of the 2017 Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) here on Thursday. 


A last mile solar startup wins big at Global Entrepreneurship Summit - Devex

HYDERABAD, India — A distribution solution for energy products in rural India claimed the spotlight at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit on Thursday night, when founder Ajaita Shah won the event’s pitch competition.


Ajaita Shah wins pitch competition at GES - The Hindu

Ajaita Shah from India has been named the 2017 Global Innovation through Science and Technology (GIST) Catalyst pitch competition Grand Champion at Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES).


Gilani Praises NUST Students for Innovative Business Ideas

“...extended his congratulations and, particularly, commended the Sahara and Saltech teams for making it to the victory stand at an international business plan competition, titled “GIST – Battle of Ideas World Cup 2011.”

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