Deadline Extended until June 24, 2013 at 9:00 US EST!
Due to popular demand the Global Innovation through Science and Technology (GIST) Initiative Extends Deadline
Arlington, VA – The Global Innovation through Science and Technology (GIST) Initiative is pleased to announce that due to popular demand, the deadline for the competition has been extended to June 24, 2013. Entrepreneurs and Startups from Africa, Asia, the Middle East and Turkey are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity and submit or edit their applications for the 2013 GIST Tech-I Competition.
This year’s GIST Tech-I promises to be an incredible opportunity for entrepreneurs to accelerate their startup through seed funding, mentorship, training and access to a global network of high caliber entrepreneur and investors. Winners will receive grants ranging from $2,000 to $15,000, in addition to mentorship, networking and increased visibility. The application with the greatest number of public votes for the video voting portion of the competition will receive an iPad®.
Take advantage of this extended deadline and register for the GIST Tech-I Competition here: http://gist.crdfglobal.org/gist-programs/gist-tech-i-competition. See the 2012 and 2011 winners.
The GIST Initiative builds entrepreneurial ecosystems across the Middle East, Turkey, Asia, and Africa by identifying, coaching, and funding the most promising technology entrepreneurs through:
- Flagship competitions
- Start-up acceleration services
- Interactive video conferences
- Interactive mentorship programs
- Online social media platforms
The Global Innovation through Science and Technology (GIST) Initiative forges links at the individual and institutional levels among technology entrepreneurs, angel investors, and the marketplace to improve quality of life through economic prosperity. The GIST Initiative builds entrepreneurial ecosystems in over 54 countries in the Middle East, Central & South East Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa, by identifying, coaching and funding promising entrepreneurs through its competitions, start-up acceleration services, online social media platform, and interactive mentorship programs. The GIST Initiative is a partnership led by the U.S. Department of State and CRDF Global. For further information about the 2013 GIST Tech-I Competition please contact Yuritzi Acosta at [email protected] or at 703-526-2328.
About CRDF Global
CRDF Global is an independent, nonprofit organization established in 1995 to promote international scientific and technical collaboration through grants, technical resources and training. CRDF Global has 16 years of experience managing international research funding programs and supporting emerging science and technology infrastructure in more than 30 countries.
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