Applications are open for the GIST Catalyst Women in GIST Climate Pitch Competition 2023. In celebration of the APEC 2023 U.S. host year, top women climate innovators will receive expert pitch and business training, with the opportunity to present their solutions on a global stage for the chance to win generous prizes.
This program is perfect for women startup founders with technology solutions that are climate-related with priority given to those applicants working in infrastructure, water, health, food security, and displacement and migration. Innovators should be looking to take their innovations to the next level by getting mentoring, U.S. market expertise, and valuable business model training while also honing their pitch and getting a chance to win valuable startup resources.
Catalyst has given more than 80 entrepreneurs the opportunity to showcase their innovation to high-impact investors, policy makers, and leaders in the U.S. private sector, while competing for generous startup resources. Launched during the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) 2017 in Hyderabad, India, the competition has been repeated in 2019 (at the GES in The Hague, Netherlands), the 2019 APEC Forum in La Serena, Chile, in 2021 at the GIST Catalyst Virtual Pitch Competition, and in Thailand in 2022 with the specific goal of uplifting and advancing women in innovation throughout the Asia-Pacific region.
This year’s competition promises to continue in the footsteps of past events, offering valuable learning and networking opportunities to the participants and showcasing solutions that the world needs now.
The applicant must:
All science and technology startup founders from the following Asia-Pacific economies are eligible to apply:
Up to 29 Quarterfinalist innovators will be accepted for in-person training as part of this program. From that group, 12 Semifinalists will be selected. 6 Finalists will be selected to participate in the Finals event.
Lastly, It is important to visit the official website link found below to access the application form.