Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2016
Kuknall Advances to 2016 GIST Tech-I Semifinals Round
Stambolijski, Plovdiv, Bulgaria/EU – Local startup, Kuknall, has advanced to the 2016 GIST Tech-I Semifinals for its promising innovation in health.
GIST Tech-I is an annual competition that challenges aspiring science and technology entrepreneurs in 135 emerging economies to pitch their ideas or startups to experts and the general public. The competition is part of the U.S. Department of State’s Global Innovation through Science and Technology (GIST) initiative and has been implemented by the American Association for the Advancement of Science since 2014.
This year, more than 1,000 innovators from 104 emerging economies worldwide submitted their ideas or startups to GIST Tech-I. Only the top thirty will advance through an expert review stage and the semifinals public voting stage to showcase their innovations, receive one-on-one mentoring, and compete for seed capital prizes at the 2016 Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) in Silicon Valley, June 23-24.
After review by panels of regional, scientific, and entrepreneurship experts from around the world, Kuknall has been named one of just 102 2016 GIST Tech-I Semifinalists.
Thanks to Eleven AVCF, Sofia, BG/EU the Startup was founded in January 2015. Till now we made 4 prototypes and launch our first zero series of trial manufacturing run for test - Proof of concept realized with our private beta testers. Our next steps are to public beta and go to market. It is innovation. We also applied for patent of innovation in BPO #112039 by date 19,06,2015 and we are at pending period.
The team is young and ambitious, we’re open for new challenges. Our main goal is to change the people’s habits, adding new elements in their everyday life. But most of all we want to create general awareness about the problem of using flush toilets. And we offer a healthy and appropriate solution addresses the needs of people in this direction. We believe that, through creativity, we will achieve ®EVOLUTION and change in people’s culture.
Innovative change for life - the act of defecation become an act of recreation!
We strongly believe that: “The idea begins from the need. The need to create or modify an already existing object to make our lives easier.” Our goal is people to use these products all over the world!
In Kuknall’s pitch video and application to the GIST Tech-I Competition, Iliya Lambov demonstrated his idea’s technical feasibility, market potential, and the significance of the problem it addresses. Now, the global public’s online votes will help decide whether Kuknall advances as one of thirty GIST Tech-I finalists to represent Bulgaria and showcase its innovation to some of the world’s most successful investors and entrepreneurs at GES.
To help Kuknall advance to the 2016 GIST Tech-I Finals, watch the semifinalists’ pitch videos and vote every day until May 1 at www.gistnetwork.org/tech-i/vote. Each time you vote, you will also have the opportunity to nominate Bulgaria to win GIST Regional Startup Boot Camp training resources in 2017.