GISTin!  (10/10/2016 - 10/10/2016)

7:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Chicago Czech Center 
Private Reception

Jan Petr Nekovář and Karel Janecek are founders of GISTin Up! organization (, which focuses on financial, educational, and logistical support of start-ups in central Europe. Part of the organization’s mission is to connect these start-ups with United States’ investors, and the field of start-ups, specifically in Silicon Valley, New York, and Chicago. The ultimate goal is to provide talented young enterprisers with educational, logistical, and financial support to achieve long lasting growth of these companies in a global environment.  Gistin Up has received based funding from Neuron Foundation (Karel Janecek), and logistical support from US MAC (Chris Burry). The new CEO of Gistin UP! is Vitek Šubert, who is a former O2 vice-president. 

GISTin UP! has been in operation since the beginning of 2016, and already assessed 72 Start-Ups, funded 10, invested 1.97 million of Czech Crowns, and has arranged 2 technology transfers. Now, the organization is in process of partnering with US MAC in San Francisco, and with the assistance of Sazava Partners LLC, partnering with 1871 Chicago, as well as other North American entities.