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Monday, March 16 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
Unlocking Global Potential: Science and Technology

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Join representatives from the US Department of State and the University of Texas at Austin to discuss how international public private partnerships can empower young aspiring science and technology entrepreneurs in emerging economies, and connect companies to the best and brightest ideas and talent from around the world.
The State Department’s Global Innovation through Science and Technology (GIST) program’s new online GIST Network supports young science and technology entrepreneurs through a new public private partnership with nine university and private sector partners.
Learn about how GISTnetwork.org focuses on global peer networking, entrepreneurship skill-building, in-depth mentorship, and strategic seed funding to provide the most connected generation in history access to the resources they need to advance their ideas and startups and improve their communities, and find out how you can get involved.

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Jennifer Haskell

Dir Office of Science & Technology Cooperation, US Department of State
Jennifer Haskell is the Director of the Office of Science and Technology Cooperation in the Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs at the US Department of State. She joined the Foreign Service in 1988 and has the personal rank of Counselor. Ms. Haskell... Read More →
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Jeffrey Margolis

Managing Dir, Illinois Science and Technology Coalition
Jeffrey Margolis, Ph.D. brings over a decade of experience across the innovation pipeline to his role of Managing Director of the Illinois Science & Technology Coalition, a member-driven nonprofit that promotes technology-based economic development. As Managing Director, he focuses... Read More →
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Mandy Sutton

Senior Program Coordinator, IC2 Institute UT Austin
Mandy Sutton is a senior project coordinator at the IC2 Institute, University of Texas at Austin. In this role, she coordinates content and programming for GIST Network. By leveraging content and expertise from the network's public and private partners, she focuses on giving young... Read More →
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Cynthia Traeger

CEO / Dir, Pacific/DCFI
Cynthia Traeger, CEO Pacific; Director DCFI

Monday March 16, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm
Hilton Austin Downtown Salon H 500 E 4th St

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