The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and the U.S. Department of State are pleased to announce the launch of the 2016 GIST (Global Innovation through Science and Technology) Technology Idea (Tech-I) Competition. Tech-I is part of the GIST Initiative and an annual global pitch competition which seeks to identify and select, train, and encourage exciting young scientists, engineers, and great minds to build businesses around the world. This year citizens from 135 countries and emerging economies spanning Europe, Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and Latin America are eligible to apply with an innovative science and technology idea or startup in any sector.WorthUp to 100 applicants will be selected as semi-finalists who will then have their pitch videos featured online and voted on by the public.
These votes will help to select up to thirty finalist who pitch their ventures to a global audience at the 2016 Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Silicon Valley, California
During this international prestigious event, these amazing up and coming innovators will receive intensive skills training, mentorship and networking access to global leaders in their field. Winners of GIST Tech-1 will receive seed capital prizes.All finalists will receive up to three months of mentoring following the finals.
The GIST Tech-1 Competition is open to everyone between ages of 18 to 40 years old who hasa either an idea or a startupYour idea or start up can be invention, product, a service, an app, any combination of these, or something entirely unique
Your idea can be in any sector whether it can be agriculture, ICT, health, energy or even aerospaceDeadline: January 15, 2016
To apply and for more information visit here