GIST Catalyst Virtual Pitch Competition 2021/22 for STEM Entrepreneurs


GIST Catalyst Virtual Pitch Competition: Applications are welcomed from suitably qualified STEM entrepreneurs for the GIST Catalyst Pitch Competition 2021/22 taking place during the Global Entrepreneurship Week.

GIST Catalyst offers young STEM entrepreneurs the opportunity to elevate their pitch and showcase their scale-up on a global stage, while receiving valuable mentorship from American entrepreneurs and academics who are leaders in the field of entrepreneurship.

GIST Catalyst Virtual Pitch Competition | DETAILS

Global Innovation through Science and Technology (GIST) Pitch Competition offers participating entrepreneurs with the opportunity to increase the visibility of their scale-up  and also a chance to compete for a $15,000 USD grant prize. The GIST Competition will provide a chance for innovators to showcase their startup, perfect their pitch, and get one-on-one mentorship and training from top experts.

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Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for the GIST Catalyst Virtual Pitch Competition 2021/22, applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • All pitch videos and live pitches must be done entirely in English.
  • All entries should be at the Idea or Startup stage.
  • The pitching entrepreneur must be between the ages of 18 and 40 and from a GIST economy.
  • Special consideration will be given to startups who address challenges through Agriculture Innovations, Clean Climate & Energy Innovations, Global Health Innovations, Water Solution Innovations.
  • Also, special consideration will be given to startups whose solutions address the needs of traditionally underrepresented groups.
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  • Grant of up to $15,000 USD for 1st place, $12,000 for second place and $10,000 for 3rd
  • Mentorship and training opportunity
  • A chance to showcase innovative solutions to the GIST community as well as to investors.

Application Procedures

How-to-Apply: Interested applicants for the GIST Catalyst Virtual Pitch Competition 2021/22 apply online for the competition and ensure that they provide all the requirements.

Application Deadline: 22 September 2021

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