Diversity can mean a lot of things, but at the end of the day, it’s really about creating a space where different voices can contribute to making a better whole. Creating spaces where people from all sorts of perspectives can make meaningful contributions isn’t just good for you and your co-workers; it can be an incredible asset to your business. What are some of these assets, and how can you make the most of them?
Thanks to a partnership between the U.S. Department of State’s Global Innovation through Science and Technology (GIST) initiative, iHUb Bhutan, the Loden Foundation, and the Bhutan Foundation, seventeen Bhutanese innovators will begin work this month toward realizing their dream of starting and scaling their business.
The U. S. Department of State’s Global Innovation through Science and Technology initiative (GIST) is pleased to announce the launch of the second GIST Innovates Ukraine pre-accelerator training, a 10-week program that will train and mentor Ukrainian STEM innovators on their journey to becoming entrepreneurs.
This past year saw one of the most difficult times in the history of our modern global community. Here at GIST we appreciated, like never before, those who worked on the front lines of this calamitous time. Teachers and healthcare workers joined the ranks of superheroes. Throughout this harrowing time, the GIST community showed true resilience.
In this episode of GIST Innovation Talks we explore ecosystem building with the co-founder of Startup Macedonia, Igor Madzov. Igor and his team engaged, empowered, and grew a relatively young North Macedonian startup ecosystem with great success.
For founders, the composition of your team can make or break your startup. In our goal to empower early-stage innovators, GIST has put together these 4 principles of team building, distilled from the many insights provided by GIST instructors and industry experts.
In this episode of GIST Innovation Talks we discuss one of the most fundamental aspects of early-stage innovation--team building. Our guest is Ivy Schultz, director of entrepreneurship at Columbia Engineering. Ivy is also an I-Corps instructor, innovation coach, and frequent GIST collaborator. VentureWell comms specialist, Genesis Lodise, leads this discussion through the many facets of startup team building.
The GIST community is a diverse family of innovators, ecosystem builders, and investors. Each brings their own insights and perspectives to entrepreneurship. In this article we share some of the best quotes from GIST community members on a number of topics, all of which are designed to inform and encourage innovators in their own personal journeys.