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Tech-I Competition

Are you a female scientist or entrepreneur? Do you have a great science or technology startup or an idea but question whether GIST Tech-I Competition is for you? Some of the greatest innovators and entrepreneurs who have been involved with the GIST Initiative have been women, and we are looking to encourage you to visit aaas.org/tech-i/apply to submit your application and to learn more about this program. Still not convinced it’s for you? Hear what GIST Tech-I Finalist Nermin Sa’d has to say about her experience at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EESOdhgqBhc&feature=youtu.be.

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) would like to announce the launch and encourage the promotion of the 2014 Tech-I competition.

The application is simple, requiring the submission of an executive summary of 750 words and a 90 second video. This year 86 countries are eligible to apply and following an initial expert panel review applications then go to the public vote. The top 30 finalists will then win an all-inclusive paid trip to Morocco to participate in the Finals at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit. At the finals, applicants will have the opportunity to win up to $15,000 USD in individual funding, up to $70,000 USD in total prize money, a year membership to AAAS, and every finalist will also receive up to 3 months one-on-one mentorship with top experts in their field or subject of interest.
 
This is an exceptionally exciting competition and here at AAAS we are extremely excited to ensure that all who are eligible to apply have the opportunity to do so.
 
Application deadline is July 21, 2014.
 
For more information regarding the competition, please feel free to visit www.aaas.org/tech-i
 
This competition is the flagship program of the Global Innovation through Science and Technology Initiative and is being run in conjunction with the US Department of State.
 
The competition, Tech-I, is focused on young scientists, innovators, and entrepreneurs, aged between 18-40 years old, who have either an idea or startup in the subject areas of agriculture, energy, health or information and communication technologies.