FAB LAB Mindanao

Based inside Mindanao State University’s Iligan Institute of Technology, FAB LAB Mindanao is an access center for entrepreneurs and researchers to build their product prototypes. FAB LAB offers entrepreneurs tools that include 3D printers, 3D scanners, laser cutters, precision mills, embroidery machines, power tools, lathes, and conference systems.

QBO - Philippines

Established in 2016, QBO Innovation Hub is the first public-private partnership initiative in the Philippines geared towards tech startups. QBO has experience in providing in-house programs and services that inspire and develop the skills of entrepreneurs. QBO has conducted over 300 startup development programs in the past 2 years, with over 25,000 participants. Further, QBO has over 4000 members, of which over 200 are startups.


STeP Thailand focuses on the needs of the private sector through a variety of service mechanisms: collaborative research between private sector and academic experts, incubation program for technology business, technology transfer, technology licensing, innovative design, laboratory and equipment services, technology pilot plant, including providing of technology business consultancy, meeting rooms, and other supporting facilities.

Draper Startup House

Previously known as HATCH!, the organization was launched in 2012 with the double mission to support individual entrepreneurs and to promote the early-stage startup ecosystem in Vietnam. In 2021, HATCH! was acquired by Draper Startup House to further become a space where great ideas are cultivated and nurtured.

Website: https://draperstartuphouse.com/da-nang-vietnam


Core Values

Connect  —  Inspire  —  Empower

Vision & Mission


SIZZLESCIENCE, also known at SIZZLE, is a consulting company that helps scientists and researchers turn their technology into viable businesses. SIZZLE does this in a variety of ways, helping emerging entrepreneurs navigate funding resources and business models. As a GIST Innovation Hub, SIZZLE will work to expand its ability to support science innovators while providing more global connections to the people in its ecosystem.

Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Startups: Typically works with 2 to 4 startups a month


Koperasi Pro Belia Inovatif Sarawak Berhad (Co No. Q40891), also known as KOBIS, is an established social enterprise in Sarawak which provides a platform for youth development based on the concept of youth, for the youth and by the youth where the youth are able to solve problems and create opportunities for local community. It is dedicated to promote and realize high-impact activities in line with the taste of today's youth. We advocate immense participation in youth development agenda, and fostering and building dynamic and innovative Sarawak youth.


Skala/Innovation Factory

Innovation Factory is building the tech and startup ecosystem through a series of initiatives in Indonesia. They have grown to over 28,000 community members, more than 150 startup residents, and 2,000 startups engaged. They have run more than 500 tech entrepreneurship events.

Operates in 3 locations: Jakarta, Bandung, and Yogyakarta

Website: Runs a startup accelerator program SKALA http://joinskala.com

Thu, 08/27/2020 - 09:56
GIST Innovation Talks Episode 4: Ecosystem Building

This episode of GIST Innovation Talks dives into ecosystem building with the founder of SIZZLESCIENCE, Murali Prasad. SIZZLESCIENCE was the in-country partner for the GIST Investors Malaysia programs and serves as the GIST Innovation Hub for Malaysia. As an innovator and angel investor, Murali Prasad has seen firsthand how important a healthy ecosystem can be to supporting entrepreneurs and investors. VentureWell program officer, Samer Yousif, leads this discussion through both high level and more specific solutions to building a thriving startup ecosystem.


Fri, 10/04/2019 - 13:59
An E-Payment Startup Wins First Place at GIST APEC Pitch Competition in Chile

A startup that focuses on providing a digital solutions for distribution of aid is taking home the top prize at the GIST APEC Catalyst Pitch Competition in La Serena, Chile. 

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