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Конкурс 2018 GIST Tech-I

The U.S. Department of State is calling young local science and technology innovators and entrepreneurs to participate in the 2018 Global Innovation through Science and Technology (GIST) Tech-I competition. Applications will be accepted now through December 28, 2017. Ten new finalists, chosen by GIST Alumni review and public vote, will join their GIST Alumni Mentor and attend the Global Entrepreneurship Congress (GEC) in Istanbul, Turkey April 16-19, 2018 to pitch their startups to international investors for a chance to win thousands of dollars in seed capital. The 2018 GIST Tech-I Competition offers young science and technology innovators and entrepreneurs an opportunity to compete for mentorship, training, and seed capital to advance their ventures. The early stage science and technology startups will earn a spot by applying to join one of the over sixty GIST Alumni Mentors Tech-I teams. Each GIST Alumni Mentor will select three startups to represent them in the global public voting, and the top ten startups and their GIST Alumni Mentors will receive a paid trip to the 2018 GEC in Istanbul for the final round of the Tech-I Competition. Finalists will both gain international visibility from pitching their ideas at GEC 2018, and compete for at least $10,000 in seed capital. In addition, all finalists will receive extensive training and mentoring before the GEC, and up to three months of mentorship following the GEC. The GIST 2018 Tech-I Competition implementers are the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and VentureWell.In 2018, the GIST Tech-I competition is seeking startups from all areas of science and technology (S&T) innovation (examples include: agriculture, education, energy, environment, health, information communication technologies (ICT), oceans, and space science) who are still early stage (example, companies that have completed some market analysis, have a launch timeline or have recently launched a product/service for distribution, or have a realistic strategy to sell a product/service).

How to apply?

Applicants should submit an executive summary of their science or technology innovation along with a 90 second video explaining their idea or product/service at http://www.gistnetwork.org/content/gist-tech-i Applicants must be citizens of a GIST-eligible country, must be between 18-40 years old on January 15, 2018, and either have a business or be willing to start a business in a GIST eligible country. To apply, you first need to create an account on the GIST website