Worlds First & Largest Digital Accelerator Returns for 4th Annual Free Program for Africa, America, Asia, Caribbean, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East
Global Startup Ecosystem GSE digital accelerator programs are open to all small businesses, startups, and freelancers. Each application round is rolling admission until the top 100 are selected to complete the program. From the finalist pool, 10 will be selected to pitch investors and influencers on demo day. The top 3 are announced at the conclusion of the program to receive partner prizes, media features, and potential investment.
The program is free. No equity ask. No obligation. All accepted participants receive credits from IBM, Google, AWS, Digital Ocean and Sendgrid.
The 2019 accelerator dates are:
August 15 12:00pm-1:00pm GSE Information Session / Orientation
August 19 12:00pm – 3:00pm EST GSE Ideation and Product Development
August 20 12:00pm – 3:00pm EST GSE Customer Acquisition & Growth Hacking
August 21 12:00pm – 3:00pm EST GSE Marketing: Press Hacking, Social Media, Content Strategy
August 22 12:00pm – 3:00pm EST GSE Funding & Pitching: How to Raise $250k+ in 6 Months
August 23 12:00pm – 3:00pm EST GSE Pitch Off Demo Day
September 1-30 No Online Sessions GSE Meetups/ Assignments/ Virtual Summit Access
September 6 12:00pm-1:00pm GSE Information Session/ Report Card Review
September 27 12:00pm-1:00pm GSE Information Session/ Report Card Review
October 1-30 No Online Sessions GSE Meetups/ Assignments/ Virtual Summit Access
October 13 12:00pm-1:00pm GSE Information Session/ Report Card Review
October 31 12:00pm-1:00pm GSE Information Session/ Report Card Review
November 4 12:00pm-1:00pm GSE Graduation Day
November 5-15 Various Times TBA GSE Program transition feedback meetings
Each regional program features 10-15 global experts, 10 workshop sessions and 100 free resources and links to propel your company. The program agenda includes the following topics:
Ideation & Product Hacking- How to create a website and app in 30 days
Customer Acquisition- How to get your first 10,000 users
Marketing – How to scale with press and media hacks
Business Development- How to build a sustainable business model
Funding- How to raise six figures of funding in 6 months
Future Tech- Intro summaries to Ai, Blockchain, VR, Nano technologies
The Global Startup Ecosystem (GSE) hosts the largest digital accelerator program for startups across 7 global regions (Africa, America, Asia, Caribbean, Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East). 1000 companies across 90 countries complete the program every year- entirely online. Mission: To prepare startup communities for the digital age.
In 2016, 500 companies across 63 countries, in 2017 about 750, and in 2018 1000+ companies completed GSE’s digital accelerator program. As the first and fastest growing digital accelerator in the world, GSE seeks 1000 innovators for the 2019 series which will be facilitated by over 50 global speakers.
GSE primarily provides online digital accelerator programs for startup ecosystems in different geographic regions, industry verticals, and impactful topic areas. Regions of focus are: Africa, Asia,America,Caribbean, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East . Frontier tech areas of focus are: Space , Artificial Intelligence, Virtual Reality, Blockchain, Drones IOT (Network + Sensors), Robotics, Synthetic Biology (Nano Tech) and Manufacturing (3d printing). Topic and industries of focus are: Fintech, Ed tech, Health Tech, Sustainable Development Goals. Smart City, Diversity and more.
GSE digital accelerator programs are open to all small businesses, startups, and freelancers. Each application round is rolling admission until the top 100 are selected to complete the program. From the finalist pool, 10 will be selected to pitch investors and influencers on demo day. The top 3 are announced at the conclusion of the program to receive partner prizes, media features, and potential investment.
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.
More information at www.globalstartupecosystem.com