GIST Pitch Competitions provide science and technology entrepreneurs around the world the opportunity to elevate their pitch and showcase their startup on a global stage. By hosting competitions at international events such as the Global Entrepreneurship Summit and Global Entrepreneurship Congress, GIST provides young innovators from emerging economies the exposure they need to raise capital, find new markets and scale.
GIST Business Incubation
The GIST Business Incubation program brings together the best international S&T innovators and American business and investment communities to increase cross-market access, open doors for joint ventures, and gain investor exposure. While in-residence at business incubators in the U.S., global entrepreneurs will have opportunities to make connections to the local entrepreneurial ecosystem and build business relationships. American businesses will gain awareness of foreign-generated innovation and markets.
The GIST Investors Mobilization Training – or GIST Investors – helps create sustainable investment networks in emerging startup ecosystems. GIST Investors works with in-country stakeholder to bolster local financial support for science and technology startups.
GIST Startup Trainings
The GIST Startup Trainings empower young science and technology innovators and entrepreneurs through on-the-ground training and mentoring – delivered by top U.S. mentors and in-country partners. Paired with exposure to American businesses and capital, the trainings encourage entrepreneurs to confidently apply their skills in creating science and technology ventures.