GIST TechConnect: Idea + Creation = Ideation
Tuesday, March 5, 2013 from 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM (EST)
GIST TechConnect is a series of interactive videoconferences that brings together great entrepreneurial minds to spark the creation of new technology ventures that address specific societal problems and market opportunities. This edition of GIST TechConnect focuses on Ideation -- the creative process of generating, developing, and communicating new ideas and turning them into profitable and impactful ventures.
GIST TechConnect welcomes innovators, educators, entrepreneurs and students from all around the globe and equips them with practical insights, inspiration and support networks to power up their dreams of changing the world.
GIST TechConnect Speakers:
Jeff Hoffman, member of the founding team & former CEO, Priceline.com, Founder, ColorJar, and GIST Advisory Group member. LinkedIn
Jeff Hoffman is an accomplished entrepreneur and innovator in the fields of Internet, e-commerce, and entertainment. He launched his first software company while still a student at Yale University. Mr. Hoffman is a founder and partner in ColorJar, a venture accelerator firm that helps entrepreneurs and small business owners launch and grow new business ventures. Mr. Hoffman is perhaps best known as a founder and CEO in the Priceline.com family of companies, where he led the development and launch of Priceline’s consumer company (Priceline YardSale).
Nolan Bushnell, Founder of Atari, Inc., Chuck E. Cheese, & Brainrush. LinkedIn
Nolan Bushnell is an American engineer and entrepreneur who founded Atari, Inc. - an American video game and home computer company. Mr. Bushnell has been inducted into the Video Game Hall of Fame and the Consumer Electronics Association Hall of Fame, received the BAFTA Fellowship and the Nations Restaurant News "Innovator of the Year" award, and was named one of Newsweek's "50 Men Who Changed America".
Magid Abraham, Co-Founder & CEO of comScore Inc. LinkedIn
Magid Abraham is an entrepreneur and expert on market research, consumer modeling, and information solutions. Mr. Abraham has held several executive leadership positions throughout his career, two of which were within companies he founded. He has authored several articles in a variety of academic and industry journals, including the Harvard Business Review, Journal of marketing Research, and Marketing Science.
GIST TechConnect Moderator:
Ovidiu Bujorean manages and directs the GIST Initiative. Mr. Bujorean is a professional speaker on topics such as professional networking, innovation and entrepreneurship and partnerships building. Previously, he was the Senior Associate at Rudyard Partners, a private equity firm focused on investing in consumer technologies. Mr. Bujorean serves as Chairman of the Board of Advisors of AIESEC DC and Vice-Chairman of MIT Enterprise Forum of Washington DC. He founded LEADERS, an organization that impacted the lives of approximately 10000 young leaders and entrepreneurs in Romania and Southern-Eastern Europe and is a graduate of the MIT Sloan School of Management (MBA) and Harvard’s Kennedy School (MPA).
More speakers to be confirmed. Check back for updates!
At GIST TechConnect you will:
- Lean how to create a billion dollar startup idea
- Connect with and ask questions of our serial entrepreneurs
- Learn about ideation from entrepreneurs in the MENA region
- Get involved with the GIST activities and your local entrepreneurial communities
How to get involved?
- Organize a viewing site and make this event available to your community. Contact our colleague Fidan at firstname.lastname@example.org to host.
- Join our 125K+ Facebook community: http://www.facebook.com/GISTinitiative
- Stay informed about upcoming GIST TechConnects: gist.crdfglobal.org/gist-programs/gist-tech-connect
|Country||Local Start time||TechConnect Viewing Site||Address|
|Afghanistan||6:30pm||American University of Afghanistan Kabul||Darulaman Rd, Kabul, Afghanistan|
|Algeria||3pm||Ecole Nationale Polytechnique||Amphi Ouabdesslam (ex amphi 1C), Ecole Nationale Polytechnique, Avenue Hacen Badi. El Harrach. 16200 Algiers, Algeria|
|Bangladesh||8pm||American Center||Embassy of the United States of America, J Block, Progoti Sharoni, Baridhara, Dhaka-1212, (Opposite the U.S. Embassy and next to Notun Bazar)|
|Brazil||11am||HUB Curitiba||R. Comendador Macedo, 233 - Centro Curitiba - PR, 80060-030, Brazil|
|Colombia||9am||Pontificia Universidad Javeriana- Cali||Contact for details: email@example.com|
|Ecuador||9am||Pontificia Universidad Catlica del Ecuador (PUCE) Quito.||Contact for details: ESANTACRUZD@puce.edu.ec|
|Egypt||4pm||TIEC||Contact for details: Nahel@tiec.gov.eg|
|Ghana||2pm||mFriday||TechHub, Science Complex Building, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology. Kumasi, Ghana|
|Guatemala||8am||Universidad Rafael Landivar||Contact for details: firstname.lastname@example.org|
|India||7:30pm||Filo Café||The Terrace of Kautilya Society | D-20/21 Munshi Ghat, Varanasi 221001, India|
|Jordan||4pm||Kolshi Media||Oasis500 Offices, King Hussein Business Park, Building 7, P.O. Box 851222, Amman, 11185, Jordan|
|Jordan||5pm||N2V||Nakeeb Umran Al Maayta St. Block 33, Sweifieh. Amman, Jordan|
|Jordan||5pm||Queen Rania Center for Entrepreneurship||Royal Scientific Society, Hashemite Auditorium|
|Kuwait||5pm||True Business Communication||Kuwait City – Qibla, Al Omar Building - Abubakr St., 4th Floor - office # 404|
|Lebanon||4pm||Beirut Arab University, Tripoli Campus||Contact for details: email@example.com|
|Mexico||8am||Universidad Iberoamericana en Leon MX||Contact for details: firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Mexico||8am||Universidad Iberoamericana en Puebla Mexico||Contact for details: email@example.com|
|Nigeria||3pm||Technology Incubation Centre Benin/African Incubation Network||Contact for details: firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Pakistan||7pm||Moftak Solutions||House # 5, Street # 95, I-8/4, Islamabad|
|Pakistan||7pm||National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST)||H-12 Islamabad 44000, Pakistan|
|Pakistan||7pm||Sukkur IBA - Institute of Business Administration||Video Conference facility at Sukkur-IBA|
|Pakistan||7pm||Institute of Space Technology, Islamabad||1, Islamabad Highway, Islamabad 44000, Video Conferencing Room|
|Pakistan||7pm||CLTC Global||Contact for details: email@example.com|
|Pakistan||7pm||NED University of Engineering & Technology Karachi||Civil AV Auditorium
University Road Karachi
|Qatar||5pm||Bedaya/CAN-Q||College of the North Atlantic Building 1 Theater 1 24449, Arab League St, Doha, Qata|
|Saudi Arabia||5pm||N2V||Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz Street - Near Ka'aky Bakery|
|Senegal||2pm||CTIC Dakar||3, rue Béranger Féraud, BP: 368 Dakar RP, Dakar - SENEGAL|
|Tunisia||3pm||WikiStartup||Carthage Centre, Rue du Lac Constance – 1053 Les Berges du Lac -Tunis|
|Turkey||4pm||Garaj Incubation Center||43 TEPAV Binasu Alt Kat TOBB-ETÜ Yerleşkesi 2. Kısım 06560 Söğütözü - Ankara|
|USA||9am||First Flight Venture Center||2 Davis Dr Research Triangle Park, NC 27709|
|Venezuela (Caracas and Guayana)||10am||Universidad Catolica Andres Bello||Contact for details: firstname.lastname@example.org|
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.