GIST TechConnect: Innovative Problem-Solving with Limited Resources

When: Tuesday, Apr. 30, 2019 at 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM EST

Recording - ENGLISH: Watch in English

Recording - SPANISH: Watch in Spanish

Recording - FRENCH: Watch in French

Promotional Materials: See below to download social media toolkit and banner images

Hashtag: #GISTTechConnect

Viewing Group Information: Contact Loren Hurst for details


Building a successful science and technology startup is challenging, even in the most developed startup ecosystems. For entrepreneurs who are not in these ecosystems – entrepreneurs who have limited access to capital, a strong network, government and industry support, or limited infrastructure – creating a startup is even more challenging. However, there are entrepreneurs who have been able to launch and scale startups despite these challenges. These entrepreneurs understood how to leverage their limited resources to solve problems in their ecosystems. In doing so, these entrepreneurs created unique opportunities that helped them grow. Now it is your turn to do the same. Join our panel of growth experts on the next GIST TechConnect as they discuss how entrepreneurs with limited resources can overcome challenges facing their startups. You can join the TechConnect online and send your questions using the chat box next to the live stream. You can also submit your questions on Twitter using #GISTTechConnect. Why Participate? - Listen as experts in unique problem solving highlight how to grow with limited resources.
 - Ask questions about solutions that can help overcome challenges in your startup ecosystem. - Learn strategies that you can use on your own startup that will help your business grow.


Debra Alfarone
TV Anchor, On-Camera Coach, Keynote Speaker

Debra Alfarone is an Edward R. Murrow award-winning TV Anchor, whose live reports and stories were recently on WUSA9, the CBS station in the nation’s capital, Washington D.C. Before that, Debra reported in the number one market, New York City, for PIX 11 News, realizing a dream to work for her hometown station. Debra embraced her entrepreneurial spirit this year, launching her own company to coach journalists, business owners, and every day people how to be powerful on camera and in life. She is a sought after Keynote and TEDX speaker who touches, moves and inspires people.

Bri Losoya-Evora
Learning and Impact Manager, CEED

Bri is a monitoring and evaluation expert with over seven years of experience using data to promote evidence-based decision-making in development programming. Bri joined CEED in 2019 to strengthen its impact management efforts. Prior to joining CEED, Bri was a Senior Impact Analyst for the Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE) where she oversaw ANDE’s impact measurement activities and worked to track global trends in the support for entrepreneurs in emerging markets and to better understand the value that those entrepreneurs create for the stakeholders they serve.

Natasha Ramanujam
Head of Growth & Strategy, BEMPU Health

Natasha Ramanujam serves as the Head of Growth & Strategy at BEMPU Health. Prior to joining BEMPU, Natasha worked as a product strategy and innovation specialist in Chicago, Illinois where she executed business modeling and strategy consulting projects for new and emerging consumer technology. Natasha holds a degree from Northwestern University in Chicago and is a native of the San Francisco Bay Area.

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GIST April 30 2019 SM Toolkit ENGLISH (pdf)

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GIST April 30 2019 SM Toolkit SPANISH (pdf)

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Questions about this event? Reach out to Loren Hurst at [email protected]