In our new GIST Net series, Overcoming Regional Startup Challenges, we’ll share expert insights around identifying and overcoming common obstacles facing startups around the world. In the first installment, we spoke with Dr. Agostinho Almeida, Investment Manager with Promotora’s Venture Capital Unit in Colombia about particular challenges facing Latin American startups.
Over the past few years, entrepreneurs and startups became focused on “making products that people love.” A great User Experience is now considered essential to creating a successful product. While many companies focus on having the best design and the greatest experience, they are still missing the most important step in product development - learning about their customers.
Next week the #GISTGuru series returns with Ray Crowell, CEO of humble impact, the nonprofit arm of humble ventures' cooperative, and Melissa Perri, founder of Produx Labs. They will be answering questions and sharing tips on how to successfully run startups. Tune in to hear best practices and advice from the pros – LIVE on January 17 at 8 a.m. EST (13:00 UTC).
A recent study shows that over the last six years, 173,000 African farmers in five countries have embraced good agricultural practices that have boosted smallholder farming and helped them double or even quadruple crop yields.
A recent Fast Company article highlights research findings of countries with tenacious entrepreneurs who start businesses despite facing seemingly insurmountable obstacles. Nine of the 15 countries featured are GIST countries!
To be successful, a new startup must use its resources wisely. Determining the most efficient use of resources can sometimes be hard. Fortunately, there are two frameworks entrepreneurs can use to help them: The Lean Methodology and the Agile Approach.
On Tuesday, January 17 at 8:00 a.m. (1300 UTC), learn how these frameworks can help you answer such questions as: Should I build this new... View details ⇨