GIST invites all eligible participants from GIST eligible countries in the three regions of Africa
,andMiddle East & Turkey
to participate in its annual GIST Technology Idea (Tech-I) Competition. Tech-I isdesigned to encourage and support technology and science entrepreneurs to launch and/or grow a company in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and Turkeythrough:
- Training and mentorship with successful entrepreneurs, angel investors, and venture capitalists
- Networking opportunities
- Seed funding
The Tech-I application, consisting of an Executive Summary directed to investors and a two-minute promotional video of the product or service created for customers, will be reviewed by judges, who are experts within the entrepreneurship ecosystem. Ninety quarter-finalists will be selected. The videos of the selected 90 quarter-finalists will be posted online for public voting.
Thirty semi-finalists will be invited to the workshop, pitch session, and award ceremony in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, in October 2013. The semi-finalists will be judged by experts to determine the winners. Competition winners will receive grants ranging from $2,000 to $15,000; the application with the greatest number of public votes for the video voting portion of Tech-I will receive an iPad.
TheGIST Tech-I Competition
is opened untilJune 17. This is a great opportunity for entrepreneurs to get training, mentorship and a chance to network with very high caliber entrepreneurs like Jeff Hoffman, founder ofpriceline.com
and Nolan Bushnell, founder of Atari, as well as investors. In addition, finalists will be getting seed funding to launch or propel their venture.
Important Dates and More Details
Testimonials from past winners:
Webinars:schedule of webinars(All at11:00AM GMT):
GIST Tech-I Idea Stage:Register
GIST Tech-I Startup Stage:Register