Fri, 02/12/2021 - 18:03
GIST Launches Next Great Training Program in Bhutan
The U. S. Department of State’s Global Innovation through Science and Technology initiative (GIST) is pleased to announce the launch of GIST Innovates Bhutan, an 8-week program that will train and mentor Bhutanese STEM innovators on their journey to becoming entrepreneurs.
Thu, 02/18/2021 - 19:04
Smart Cities, Clean Water, and Solving the Climate Crisis: a Q&A with Rituparna Das of Hydrotec Solutions

Rituparna Das was selected for the GIST Business Incubation program’s first cohort of innovators. The 2019 GIST Business Incubation program provided entrepreneurs with exposure to the U.S. market and startup resources.

Thu, 02/18/2021 - 12:37
GIST Innovation Talks Episode 9: Lab to Market

In this episode of GIST Innovation Talks we explore one of the first and most difficult steps an innovator can take on the road to entrepreneurship--leaving the lab and entering the market. Our guest is Christina Pellicane, the VP of Business Development at Lignolix, a specialty chemicals startup focused on converting plant waste into sustainable ingredients and materials.

Thu, 02/18/2021 - 12:36
GIST Insights: Lab to Market
You are a researcher at a university or company and you have a great idea for a new product. How do you make the leap to starting a company around that product? What is your first step to commercialize that innovation?
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, 12/22/2020 - 20:45
GIST Insights: Product Market Fit

Wedged between your solution’s value proposition and a customer base’s underserved needs is your product market fit. Your startup has reached it when you have widespread customer buy in. But how do you get there? We’ve compiled insights from our programs and the expert who teach them to get you started.

Additional resources are included in this quick guide. 

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Mon, 12/14/2020 - 02:28
GIST Innovation Talks Episode 7: Lean Startup
In this episode of GIST Innovation Talks we learn about the Lean Startup process from Grant Warner, director of innovation at Howard University. VentureWell senior program officer Christina Tamer leads the discussion.
Wed, 12/09/2020 - 17:31
The Role AI is Playing in Building and Sustaining Startups
GIST TechConnect brought together another panel of insightful industry experts on Nov 17th, 2020, this time to present the state of artificial intelligence and the role it can play in the startup ecosystem. 
Tue, 11/24/2020 - 16:17
GIST Insights: 4 Principles of Team Building
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.

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