GIST Catalyst | Women in Climate Pitch Competition‎

Deadline: 7th of June, 2023

In honor of the United States’ hosting of APEC 2023, top female climate innovators will get expert pitch and business training, as well as the opportunity to present their solutions on a worldwide platform for the potential to earn hefty rewards. Applications for participation are now being accepted.

Catalyst has provided more than 80 entrepreneurs the opportunity to demonstrate their idea to high-impact investors, policymakers, and private-sector leaders in the United States, all while vying for substantial starting funding. The competition was launched during the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) 2017 in Hyderabad, India, and has since 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 aims to follow in the footsteps of previous events, providing participants with important learning and networking opportunities as well as displaying solutions that the world urgently requires.

The applicant must:

  • Be a citizen of one of the above mentioned economies
  • Be the founder of a science / technology startup with operations in that same country
  • Be between the age of 18-40 years old
  • Have not previously participated in in-person GIST activities such as Catalyst pitch competitions, Business Incubation, Tech-I, or Startup Trainings.
  • Submit a complete application
  • Startups led by women, and startups that directly advance the interests of women in the countries where they operate are particularly encouraged to apply.
  • This program’s location and dates are subject to change. GIST staff will inform applicants at the earliest opportunity if such changes do occur.

Eligible economies:

Brunei Darussalam
People’s Republic of China
Hong Kong, China
Republic of Korea
New Zealand
Papua New Guinea
The Philippines
Chinese Taipei
The United States
Viet Nam

Click here to apply


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