GSE- World’s Largest Digital Accelerator Announces Fall 2017 Agenda, Speakers, & Judges (Latin America)

November 21, 2017, Rio, Brazil-The Global Startup Ecosystem (GSE) has announced the agenda and speakers for the 2nd annual LATAM digital accelerator. Founded by Forbes 30 Under 30 Entrepreneur, Christine S. Ntim, the Latin American cohort features finalists from over 12 different countries.

Global Startup Ecosystem (GSE)  launched the 1st annual digital startup accelerator for entrepreneurs residing in or seeking to launch a company in Latin America.  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.

GSE digital accelerators are organized by 7 regional directors who will be hosting all programs this fall. Startups can apply for admission to a digital accelerator via our partner platform F6S.  The 2017 accelerator dates are:

  1. Caribbean October 17-19
  2. Africa October 24-26
  3. Europe October 30- November 1st
  4. America November 7-9
  5. Middle East November 19-21
  6. Asia November 22-23
  7. Latin America November 22-23

Speaker, partnership and sponsorship inquiries can be directed to the GSE team via


November 22, 2017 Day 1

  • 6:00-6:15 pm Welcome Remarks + Orientation + Benefits & Perks Post Program
  • 6:15-6:30 pm GSE Ideation and Product Development
  • 6:30-6:45 pm  Speaker Keynote  Daniel Loria
  • 6:45-7:00 pm Speaker Keynote Luciano Bueno
  • 7:00-7:15 pm Speaker Keynote  Carla Muttoni -Game Changers. Breaking the status quo from the people.
  • 7:15-7:30 pm Speaker Keynote Elisa de Rooij Mansur- Leveraging Entrepreneurial Ecosystems – From Draper University to MIT
  • 7:30-7:45 pm GSE Customer Acquisition & Growth Hacking
  • 7:45-8:00 pm  GSE Closing Remarks & Q/A

November 23, 2017 Day 2/3

  • 6:00-6:15pm Review Remarks
  • 6:30-6:30 pm GSE Marketing: Press Hacking, Social Media, Content Strategy
  • 6:30-6:45 pm GSE Funding: How to Raise $250k+ in 6 Months
  • 6:45-7:00 pm Judge 5 Minute Introductions + Keynotes (Anielle, Christine, Einstein)
  • 7:00-7:45 pm Top 5 Demo Night (Pitch) Each have 1 Minute to Pitch/2 Minute Q/A
  • 7:00-8:00 pm Q/A Forum with the Judges/ GSE Closing Remarks & Next Steps


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Global Startup Ecosystem Accelerator Co- Founder/ GSE Boot Camp Host 

Christine Souffrant Ntim is an award-winning Haitian-American entrepreneur & startup ecosystem expert for emerging markets. She was selected and featured in Forbes 30 Under 30, AdAge 40 Under 40, Haiti Changemakers 1804 List, Singularity NASA, Entrepreneur Magazine, Huffington Post, Inc Magazine and more. She speaks on digital entrepreneurship, startup hacking, exponential tech AI, and personal branding at over 20+ global conferences a year- which includes former appearances at the US State Department Tours, United Nations, TEDx, SXSW, Startup Grind Global, SeedStars World, European Union Forum and more.  She started her career as the founder of Vendedy- a social network connecting people to street markets with the aim of digitizing a $10 trillion dollar black economy and centralizing the world’s 200,000 street markets. Today, Christine is the Director of Startup Grind Dubai Powered by Google For Entrepreneurs and a partner at the which hosts the largest digital online accelerator program in the world- graduating over 1000+ companies across 190+ countries a year.

Global Startup Ecosystem Accelerator Co- Founder/ Space Startup Ecosystem Founder 

 Einstein Kofi Ntim is a Ghanian-British entrepreneur and startup ecosystem builder that connects innovators to Ai, space, and other exponential tech networks. Formerly a serial entrepreneur, Einstein founded two health care startups- Enabled AI (The AI Mental Health App for Exponential Innovators) and Bloomer Tech (which embeds IOT sensors into fabrics to tackle cardiovascular disease).During his time in silicon valley, Einstein worked on connecting startups to Tim Draper’s venture networks, Bold Emerge Capital, and other VC networks that target entrepreneurs from emerging markets. As an influencer within startup networks in Silicon Valley, Europe, and Africa, Einstein sits on Singularity University’s Advisory Board for Inclusion and was selected into Ghana’s Future Leaders U30. Prior to his work in the USA, Einstein had a diverse career in capital markets (UBS, Statestreet, Deutsche Bank), commodity sales, authorship, military (UK), Tutoring (Methodist Church) and professional sports (Harlequins Rugby).



Luciano Bueno is Expansion Manager at LAIOB (Latin America Institute of Business), he leads corporate missions to hubs of innovation such as Silicon Valley and Israel with the goal to connect and do business between Brazilian C-Levels/Entrepreneurs and those ecosystems. Graduated in Business Administration, he is also Draper University and Babson Alumni. Previously, he worked as Senior Auditor at Deloitte & Touche with the biggest clients of fashion market as well clients pre-IPO and PE invested clients; Financial analyst in Arpex Capital with objective of restructuring the startups leading to a successful exit of R$ 130 MM.

Topic: Leveraging Entrepreneurial Ecosystems – From Draper University to MIT
BioElisa Mansur is a Brazilian social entrepreneur and MBA candidate at MIT Sloan. After starting her career in the infrastructure sector, working with company-wide changes, Elisa committed to an entrepreneurial journey with the goal of leveraging entrepreneurship and technology to promote positive impact. As a life-long volunteer and the co-founder of doebem, a nonprofit that does online fundraising to pre-vetted charities, Elisa is an advocate for generosity and “doing good”. She is a Draper University Alum and Brand Ambassador, Yunus&Youth Fellow, Global Shaper for the World Economic Forum and One Young World Ambassador.
Strategy & Disruption.Business. entrepreneurship. 
Carla is an Engineer and MBA from Pontifical Catholic University and has been a dream-making entrepreneur from a very early age, focused on social impact. Her first adventures were related to provide jobs in the food industry for underprivileged women and give access and space for showing the arts of young Chileans artist in Lastarria touristic neighborhood in Santiago of Chile.
She is a co-founder of Slant, a platform that aims to promote sustainable food consumption and efficient food distribution through the exchange of georeferenced information about the quality of food sources between consumers, farmers, and sellers.Business Partner in Bstinnovation an Innovation Accelerator, COO of HerGlobal an academy of innovation for women in steam and Singularity University Summit Ambassador in Chile.

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