GIST Initiative Reception Celebrating Global Entrepreneurship
Thursday, November 15, 2012 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM (EST)
Cathleen Campbell, President and CEO of CRDF Global, cordially invites you to a reception celebrating global entrepreneurship and the achievements of the Global Innovation through Science and Technology (GIST) Transformers.
The evening will feature remarks from:
Jonathan Margolis, U.S. Department of State, invited
White House official, invited
Jeff Hoffmann, Co-Founder & Former CEO, Priceline.com
Cathleen Campbell, President and CEO, CRDF Global
Featuring GIST Transformers, such as:
- Nuna Indah Paramita of Indonesia, Founder, T-Files
- Moustapha Kane of Senegal, Founder, Amarante
- Hind Hobeika of Lebanon, Founder, CEO & Lead Engineer, Butterfleye
GIST Transformer Entrepreneurship Journey
Seventeen emerging entrepreneurs are making a journey across America fromthe Middle East, Africa and Asia. They have been competitively selected to visit entrepreneurship and innovation hubs all over the U.S., including Washington, DC, to share high-tech inventions that will help address challenges in medicine, the environment, mobile phone technology and more. Known as “GIST Transformers,” these men and women are winners of rigorous competitions under the Global Innovations through Science & Technology (GIST) initiative, a program designed to accelerate technology commercialization and entrepreneurship through global networking, entrepreneurship skill-building, mentorship and strategic funding.
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The GIST Initiative
GIST builds entrepreneurial ecosystems in 86 emerging economies across Latin America, Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and Turkey by identifying, coaching, and funding the most promising science and technology entrepreneurs through its flagship competitions, in-country trainings, global interactive TechConnects, online social media platform, and interactive mentorship programs. GIST forges partnerships, locally and globally, among technology entrepreneurs, angel investors, mentors, and experts to foster human progress and prosperity. The GIST Initiative is a partnership led by the U.S. Department of State and CRDF Global.