he Global Innovation through Science and Technology (GIST) initiative is organizing an East Africa Regional Startup Boot Camp in Dar es Salaam on May 7-8, 2013.
To promote and spread economic prosperity, the Global Innovation through Science and Technology (GIST) initiative is forging links at the individual and institutional level among scientists, entrepreneurs, and the marketplace. Technology entrepreneurship has the power to create the products, companies, and jobs that drive economic growth. The GIST initiative aims to strengthen technology development and national, regional, and global entrepreneurship through partnerships and programs focusing on:
Networking: linking innovative ideas, people, and financial and human resources
Skill development: providing business training, mentorship and resources
Financing: connecting innovators and their ideas with seed capital
Nominate the most promising Early or Growth Stage tech startups from your network for possible participation in this event. Please send the entrepreneur name(s) and contact information, the venture name(s), and a brief description of the startup(s) you would recommend for this event.
This event assists 100 to 150 young science and technology entrepreneurs with developing skills, such as pitching their startups to investors, bringing together a good team to start their company, and accessing startup funding. Regional Startup Boot Camp held in Dakar last year. There are a number of travel scholarships available for participants from Kenya, Uganda, Comoros, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambique, and Ethiopia.