GIST invites all eligible participants from GIST eligible countries in the three regions of Africa,Asia,andMiddle East & Turkeyto 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
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 Competitionis 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.comand 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 DetailsTestimonials from past winners: Hind Hobeika:http://youtu.be/w2yHGi9QwbQNatali Ardianto:http://www.youtube.
Webinars:schedule of webinars(All at11:00AM GMT):
June 4:GIST Tech-I Idea Stage:Register
June 5:GIST Tech-I Startup Stage:Register