The GIST Initiative is pleased to announce that the top 30 ventures of the GIST Tech-I “Go-To-Market” Competition 2012 have been selected through an online video voting process in which thousands of people around the world participated by voting through our online platform from November 1-12 for the venture with the best idea. In the first stage of the competition participants were graded on the merit of their Go-To-Market Plan by entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and other experts in the field. During this second stage entrants proved their ability to appeal to a wide, non-specialized audience through their videos with a succinct message and explanation of their product or service.
We congratulate these top 30 entrants, who have won a trip to Dubai in December to attend the Global Entrepreneurship Summit and to receive special training and mentorship sessions arranged by GIST. The culmination of the Summit will be a final pitching competition where the 10 top pitches will win prizes like long-term mentorships and seed grants, with five of them earning participation in a six-week accelerator course in Silicon Valley.
To view the full list of the top 30 competitors and see links to their company websites and video pitches in PDF format, click here.