Join this webchat and find out how free data can boost your business

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Looking for a new tool to give your business a competitive edge? On December 13, two experts will host a live webcast to discuss publicly available or open government data.

The data, though valued at $3 trillion, is free of charge and helps entrepreneurs build their businesses and accelerate research and development.

You can find out how to access it by joining a December 13 webchat hosted by the U.S. Department of State’s GIST (Global Innovation through Science and Technology) initiative, which provides young innovators with online resources and mentorship to collaborate, seek funding and expand their businesses.

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Join the conversation with GIST gurus Joel Gurin, author of Open Data Now, and Jed Sundwall, of Amazon Web Services, by visiting this page on December 13 at 8 a.m. EST/13:00 UTC. Submit your questions in advance on this page or via Twitter @GISTNetwork or #GISTGuru.

 About the experts

Joel Gurin is president and founder of the Center for Open Data Enterprise, a Washington-based nonprofit that works to maximize the value of open data as a public resource.

Jed Sundwall leads the Global Open Data program at Amazon Web Services, which explores ways that the cloud service can make data easier to discover and use.