The voting, open to the public from August 1st through 22nd, 2013 can help transform the lives of promising young science and technology entrepreneurs from around the world whose ideas and inventions can revolutionize life for everyone.
Public voting will determine which 30 semi-finalist teams from Africa, Asia, the Middle East and Turkey advance to the final round at the 2013 Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The entrepreneurs will receive skills training, meaningful mentorship and networking access to global leaders in their fields and are also competing for $70,000 in funding.
Experts have selected the top 90 GIST Tech-I Quarterfinalists and now it is the global public’s turn to vote for the next big science and technology startup.
The Global Innovation through Science and Technology (GIST) Initiative builds entrepreneurial ecosystems across the Middle East, Turkey, Asia, and Africa by identifying, coaching, and funding the most promising science and technology entrepreneurs through:
· Interactive mentorship programs
· Online social media platforms