Win $15k in the GIST Catalyst Virtual Pitch Competition

The U.S. Department of State is excited to announce the 2021 Global Innovation through Science and Technology (GIST) Catalyst pitch competition will be taking place virtually during Global Entrepreneurship Week (8-14 November, 2021).

Apply by 22 September to ensure you get your chance to pitch your great solution to top investors and win up to $15k USD!!! See prize details below:

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.

How to Apply

Applications for this opportunity open on 2 August, 2021 and close on 22 September, 2021.

All entrepreneurs between the ages of 18 and 40 from GIST economies are encouraged to apply. Technologies that address global challenges through Agriculture InnovationsClean Climate & Energy InnovationsGlobal Health InnovationsWater Solution Innovations are particularly encouraged to apply. Please note, you will need to make a 90 second pitch video and use a video hosting service such as YouTube for your GIST Catalyst application. This video will be used during the adjudication, allowing judges the chance to learn more about you and your scale-up. Please ensure your pitch video is concise, high-quality and no longer than 90 seconds. All pitch videos need to be in English.

Click here to apply.