Application Deadline: October 20th 2017
Global Startup Ecosystem (GSE): is the world’s largest ecosystem accelerator. With a mission to educate, inspire and prepare startup communities for the digital age, GSE brings together both private and public stakeholders to address humanity’s grandest challenges via tech and entrepreneurship. From hosting the world’s first and largest digital accelerator to launching disruptive tech summits in emerging markets and emerging industries, GSE serves as the future platform for the world’s leading ecosystem hubs. GSE’s online network accelerates 1000+ companies a year across 90+ countries in 7 key regions-Africa, Asia, America, Caribbean, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East with a focus in frontier tech industries such as Space , Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, and more. GSE’s offline network accelerates thousands of entrepreneurs, influencers and creatives via annual tech summits featuring 100 global speakers per event.
GSE Digital Lab
GSE also inspires influential stakeholdership by providing the world’s leading lab platform for training institutional entities such as governments, corporations, foundations, and universities. The GSE Digital Lab trains entities on the key elements of digital innovation and help these entities host customized digital accelerator programs that empowers their respective constituents.
The accelerator program grants access to GSE’s network which consists of the following:
- Part 1 Startup Development: Our digital accelerator program covers GSE blueprint materials on ideation, product development, customer acquisition, fundraising, press hacking and more. These workshop topics are complemented with guest workshops and keynotes from local experts and international influencers. While only 10% of each cohort is selected for demo day, all participants are given the opportunity to participate in a Q/A forum with the judges.
- Part 2 Mentorship Development: Once founders complete the program- they are given access to ongoing startup development training from or mentor network throughout the year. This private forum also grants graduates the opportunity to network with founders from other GSE programs.
- Part 3 Progress & Investment: Companies are given the opportunity to submit updates on their companies 2x per year to receive access to investment and media opportunities.
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