Call for applications: Do you have a great venture or an idea for one?

 Dear entrepreneur,

 The GIST Initiative in partnership with N2V  is organizing the GIST Startup Training , an intense and interactive training designed to spark innovative thinking and trigger the creation or acceleration of new startup ideas among promising entrepreneurs in the ICT, energy, healthcare and agriculture sectors. The event will host targeted workshops for entrepreneurs that will coalesce and build a community around entrepreneurship. Entrepreneurs will develop skills and knowledge on venture leadership, business models, fundraising for ventures, and steps to bring their product to market.

Training will take place on the 10th of Dec 1:15pm-6:45pm at DWTC followed by a Reception. Seats are limited to 70, so if you are an entrepreneur from UAE or GCC and want to join us, register now at

Check out the industry experts who are excited to guide promising entrepreneurs at GIST’s training event!
Jeff Hoffman, Co-founder & former CEO,, GIST Advisory Group member. Perhaps best known as a founder and CEO of a $33B company, Jeff is an accomplished entrepreneur and innovator in the fields of Internet, e-commerce, and entertainment.
 Jim Bagnola, President, International Leadership Group. Jim is an global executive coach and world renown expert in the field of leadership, focusing on the influence of thinking patterns on health, happiness, success, and the capacity to lead.
Scott Gillespie, Founder and Managing Partner of the Jigsaw Group. A leader in innovation and entrepreneurship, Scott manages a technology venture fund and architects innovation ecosystems in emerging markets.
Steve Koskie, Partner, LM250. As a serial entrepreneur, investor and senior executive, Steve has grown and achieved meaningful exits for technology companies in the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia.

Ovidiu Bujorean, Manager of the GIST Initiative, and international speaker in professional networking. Ovidiu is an expert into how to build strategically your network of relationships to help advance your professional goals and build your ventures.

        GIST Startup Training - Dubai

        Monday, December 10, 2012
        1:15pm-6:45pm (reception to follow)
We hope to see you at the event!