Saturday, April 16, 2016

Vote and Help Global Innovation through Science and Technology Semi-Finalists from the Philippines make it to the Finals!

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U.S. Embassy Manila is pleased to announce that two of the semi-finalists selected in the 2016 U.S. Department of State’s Global Innovation through Science and Technology (GIST) Tech-I pitch competition are from the Philippines.


The GIST Tech-I pitch competition is an annual competition for science and technology entrepreneurs from emerging economies worldwide.

Mary Christine Ong-Reyes and Corina Lisa Cruzare among the 102 semi-finalists selected from 51 countries. Out of the semi-finalists up to 30 finalists will receive a trip to the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Silicon Valley to showcase their ventures and to receive intensive one-on-one mentorship and training.

Help Mary Christine and Corina make it to the finals by voting for them!

Mary Christine's idea, ParentUp, is a mobile app that helps parents with newborns obtain information and emotional support for their health and well-being from pregnancy to postpartum.Meanwhile, Corina's startup, Joomajam, is an easy-to-use educational activity pack that combines bilingual music, videos and games to spark multi-domain education and nurture lifelong learners.  You may view Mary Christine and Corina’s pitch videos here.

Voting began on April 1 and will continue until May 1. Please see this link for further instructions on how to vote.

For more information on the U.S. Department of State’s Global Innovation through Science and Technology (GIST) Tech-I pitch competition, click here.

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