2019 GIST Tech-I Competition


Date: 01/11/2018 - 23/11/2018
Time: All Day



Event Info

GIST Tech-I is back!

Are you or do you know someone who is a science or technology entrepreneur? If so, I have great news! The U.S. Department of State has launched of the 2019 GIST (Global Innovation through Science and Technology) Tech-I Competition.

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Show the World Your Ideas

Are you a scientist? An entrepreneur? A researcher? An innovator? A student? Are you just someone who has a great idea or startup company and are looking to change the world? Whoever you are, if you have a great idea then GIST Tech-I is for you!

The GIST Tech-I competition is open to eligible candidates between the ages of 18 to 40 years old who have either an idea or a startup in the science and technology fields. Your idea or startup can be an invention, a product, a service, an app, any combination of these, or something entirely unique.

Up to 100 applicants will be selected by expert reviewers as semi-finalists who will then have their pitch videos featured online and voted on by the public. These votes will help to select up to twenty-four finalists who will pitch their ventures to a global audience at the 2019 Global Entrepreneurship Congress in Bahrain. During this internationally prestigious event, the selected amazing up-and-coming innovators will receive intensive skills training, mentorship, and networking access to global leaders in their fields. Winners of GIST Tech-I will receive seed capital prizes. All finalists will receive up to three months of mentoring following the finals.

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How to Apply

The application is easy to complete. Applicants are required to submit answers to various business and scientific questions related to their startup or idea. Applicants will also provide a 90-second promotional pitch video to showcase their innovation. The application deadline is November 23, 2018. Follow the link below to learn more about eligibility requirements and competition details.


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