[UbuntuWomen] CRDF Global Announces Technology Idea Competition (GISTech-I) for Innovators from Middle East, North Africa, Central and South Asia

॥ स्वक्ष ॥ vid at svaksha.com
Tue Jul 5 18:56:04 UTC 2011

Hello Folks,

Word of this program came via Dr. Marilyn Driver Pifer and you can
email gist at crdf.org for general inquiries. Feel free to pass the word

From, http://www.crdf.org/funding/funding_show.htm?doc_id=1614211

Do you have innovative ideas that have potential to become technology
solutions to critical problems in sectors such as information and
communication technologies (ICTs), energy, health, agriculture or
other related areas? If yes, then GISTech-i Competition is for you!

CRDF Global invites all interested innovators, scientists and
entrepreneurs from MENA and South and Central Asia regions (See list
of eligible countries) to participate in this first-ever multinational
technology idea competition.

This is how it works:

  1. Become a GIST member (the membership is free)

  2. Upload your video

  3. Get votes on YouTube

  4. Be among 25 semi-finalists to receive individualized coaching
and present your idea at two-day GIST entrepreneurship workshop/award
ceremony event in Amman, Jordan

  5. Be selected for GIST Prize.

GIST First Prize: a $20,000 grant will be awarded to the top applicant.

GIST 1st Runner-up: a $10,000 grant will be awarded to the top runner-up.

GIST 2nd Runner-ups: four $5,000 grants will be awarded to the next
four runner-ups.

GIST Honorable Mentions: five $2,000 grants will be awarded to the
next tier of runner-ups.

Competition Deadline: October 31, 2011

For full program announcement and competition details, please visit:


Funding for this program is provided by the U.S. Department of State.

vid ॥ http://svaksha.com

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