THE PITCH COMPETITION

The Global Innovation through Science and Technology (GIST) Initiative is holding a live pitch competition during the 2017 Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Hyderabad, India November 28-30. The GIST Catalyst pitch competition will include startups from India, the United States and other countries from around the world. Through the competition, entrepreneurs will have an opportunity to elevate their pitch and showcase the startups they are working on. Teams will also learn how to pitch their business ideas to investors and potential partners—a critical skill for entrepreneurs.

Entrepreneurs will be competing for a variety of prizes, such as Amazon Web Services credits and mentorship, Alice Digital Acceleration, an interview by Elizabeth Gore in Inc. Magazine, AirBnB credits, C5 Acceleration, Dell laptops, Google credits, and chance to compete for $1 million USD in investments at the 2018 Startup World Cup Championship in San Francisco.

Finalists are competing online now through a public vote and expert judging for their spot at the live pitch competition. Log in and vote for your favorite startup team every day from Nov 8 until 12:01 a.m. GMT Nov 24! You can vote for multiple teams per day, but can only cast one vote per video per day. http://www.gistnetwork.org/content/ges-catalyst-voting