Mentorship

Tue, 03/30/2021 - 12:54
GIST Insights: 4 Tips for Women Founders
Being a founder presents certain obstacles no matter who you are. But women founders have unique challenges that make their path even more complex. In these tips from our innovation experts we provide resources to some of the issues we see repeatedly in our trainings. Issues that women founders face but that don’t need to prevent them from finding success.
Thu, 03/18/2021 - 17:49
GIST Innovates Ukraine Launches 2021 Cohort!
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.
Fri, 01/22/2021 - 19:05
GIST Insights: Accelerators Versus Incubators
Your idea for your startup has promise. The startup you founded needs to scale. Your team is struggling with landing investment. Now is the time you seek out a program to meet your needs. But is it an accelerator or an incubator? And how do you get into those programs? GIST’s team of experts shares their insights with you about how to find and succeed in the right program for your startup.
Tue, 01/19/2021 - 19:01
GIST Innovation Talks Episode 8 - Ecosystem Building Part 2
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.
Wed, 11/18/2020 - 20:07
GIST Innovates Ukraine Program Engages Innovators, Showcases Success
Next month, the Global Innovation through Science and Technology (GIST) initiative will showcase our latest cohort of industrious innovators at the GIST Innovates Ukraine Digital Demo Day. On December 1, 2020, GIST will host this event as the culmination of an 8-week accelerated, intensive training in Lean Startup process.
Thu, 11/12/2020 - 17:13
GIST IHub EPIC at AUA Supports Innovators
GIST Innovation Hub Entrepreneurship & Product Innovation Center (EPIC) at The American University of Armenia has been a great example of how innovation ecosystem builders are getting creative and making an impact in their communities. We asked EPIC about their recent batch of programs to support innovators. 
Mon, 07/27/2020 - 11:05
GIST Business Incubation Partner Profile: University of Arizona Center for Innovation

Photo courtesy of University of Arizona Center for Innovation

Fri, 11/08/2019 - 09:29
Behind the Scenes of the Inaugural GIST Business Incubation Program

As part of the new GIST Business Incubation program, nearly 30 innovative science and technology entrepreneurs representing startups from emerging economies have been working at 10 U.S.-based incubators to learn how to expand their businesses into the United States market. The entrepreneurs have also been making connections with key ecosystem stakeholders, refining their business ideas, building their business plans, and conducting customer discovery. 

Here’s a behind-the-scenes look at some program activities.

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