GSE- World’s Largest Digital Accelerator Announces Fall 2017 (Europe) Report


About: Europe Startup Ecosystem:

Is the digital accelerator flagship program for the European region under global subsidiary- Global Startup Ecosystem (GSE). The network hosts the largest online 3-day digital accelerator program for entrepreneurs residing in or affiliated with European countries. The network also provides regional tech summits, ecosystem programs, boot camps, ecosystem tours, and initiatives to accelerate innovation and ecosystem development under GSE sponsorship.

Europe Startup Ecosystem Fall Report Links:


 


Cohort Demographics 

Top 3 countries represented were UK, Estonia, and France.

There was almost an even split of women and men.

Funding was a core reason why many applicants chose to do the GSE digital accelerator.

So we asked how they were getting funding and how much money were they aiming to rase.

 


Press Release Announcement: 

[September 15, 2017- New York, USA] Global Startup Ecosystem (GSE)  returns with the 1st annual digital startup accelerator for entrepreneurs residing in or seeking to launch a company in Europe.  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. To partner with any of GSE’s future accelerators- connect with the team at info@globalstartupecosystem.com.

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.

 

Agenda for Europe October 30- November 1, 2017 (subject to change)

Time is in BST. London time.

October 30, 2017 Day 1

  • 6:00-6:30 pm Welcome Remarks
  • 6:30-7:00 pm Orientation + Benefits & Perks Post Program
  • 7:00-7:30 pm GSE Ideation and Product Development
  • 7:30-8:00 pm GSE Customer Acquisition & Growth Hacking
  • 8:00-8:30 pm GSE Funding: How to Raise $250k+ in 6 Months
  • 8:30-9:00 pm GSE Marketing: Press Hacking, Social Media, Content Strategy
  • 9:00-9:30 pm  GSE Closing Remarks & Q/A

October 31, 2017 Day 2

  • 6:00-6:30 pm Review Remarks/ Sponsor Introduction/ Partner Introductions
  • 6:30-6:45 pm Speaker Keynote TBA
  • 6:45-7:00 pm Speaker Keynote TBA
  • 7:00-7:15 pm Speaker Keynote TBA
  • 7:15-7:30 pm Speaker Keynote TBA
  • 7:30-8:00 pm Speaker Workshop TBA
  • 8:00-8:15 pm Speaker Keynote TBA
  • 8:15-8:30 pm Speaker Keynote TBA
  • 8:30-9:00 pm GSE Closing Remarks & Q/A

November 1, 2017 Day 3

  • 6:00-6:30 pm Review Remarks/ Sponsor Introduction/ Partner Introductions
  • 6:30-6:45 pm GSE Regional Director Keynote/Workshop
  • 6:45-7:00 pm Speaker Keynote TBA
  • 7:00-7:15 pm Speaker Keynote TBA
  • 7:15-7:30 pm Speaker Keynote TBA
  • 7:30-7:45 pm Juge 5 Minute Introductions + Keynotes
  • 7:45-8:30 pm Top 10 Demo Night (Pitch) Each have 1 Minute to Pitch/2 Minute Q/A
  • 8:30-9:00 pm Q/A Forum with the Judges
  • 9:00-9:15 pm GSE Closing Remarks & Next Steps

GSE- World’s Largest Digital Accelerator Announces Fall 2017 European Agenda, Speakers, & Judges

 October 28, 2017, London, United Kingdom- The Global Startup Ecosystem (GSE) has announced the agenda and 10 speakers for the 1st annual Europe digital accelerator. Founded by Forbes 30 Under 30 Entrepreneur, Christine S. Ntim, the European cohort features finalists from over 11 different countries.

 


Regional Director 

Kerstin Karu is an entrepreneurship facilitator helping startup founders succeed on a global scale by providing them with personal and business development-focused training as a startup advisor within the Draper University network. Simultaneously, she works with universities, accelerators and government institutions seeking to empower startup growth through LaunchPad Central’s unique Lean Innovation software founded by Steve Blank. In the past, Kerstin co-founded Blast Innovations, a Silicon Valley-based marketing software company, for which she was chosen in the Forbes Estonia 30 Under 30 list in 2015. Kerstin has also worked as a market research analyst for the largest automotive appearance products company Turtle Wax, started a fashion eCommerce business while at university, and presented as a TEDx speaker in the United Kingdom.


Africa 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 GlobalStartupEcosystem.com which hosts the largest digital online accelerator program in the world- graduating over 1000+ companies across 190+ countries a year.

October 30, 2017 Day 1

6:00-6:30 pm Welcome Remarks
6:30-7:00 pm Orientation + Benefits & Perks Post Program
7:00-7:30 pm GSE Ideation and Product Development
7:30-8:00 pm GSE Customer Acquisition & Growth Hacking
8:00-8:30 pm GSE Funding: How to Raise $250k+ in 6 Months
8:30-9:00 pm GSE Marketing: Press Hacking, Social Media, Content Strategy
9:00-9:30 pm GSE Closing Remarks & Q/A

October 31, 2017  Day 2
5:45-6:00 pm Welcome Remarks
6:00-6:30 pm Vegard Jormeland: Practical Customer Development – How to Know When Your Customers Are Lying
6:30-7:00 pm Michael Lisovetsky: Growth 101
7:00-7:15 pm Oliver Page: How to Turn Obstacles Into Opportunities During Your Startup Journey
7:15-7:45 pm Kerstin Karu: The 8 Ingredients of a Successful Pitch
7:45-8:00 pm Sydney Lai: Marketing Is a Fundraising Tool
8:15-8:45 pm Gadiel Morantes: How to Build a Financial Plan That Investors Will Love – MAY BE ABLE TO MOVE TO 8:00 pm (waiting confirmation)
8:45-9:00 pm GSE Closing Remarks & Q/A’

November 1, 2017 Day 3
6:00-6:10 pm Welcome Remarks
6:10-6:20 pm Carly Mattefs: Startup Hour
6:20-6:30 pm Liesl Olivier: Literary Globe
6:30-7:00 pm Jake Disraeli: Crowdfunding 101
7:00-7:15 pm Kristel Kruustük: My Struggles As a First Time Founder
7:15-7:30 pm Flavia Anghel: Editor-in-Chief of Brandingmag and Branding.news – NEEDS TO CONFIRM
7:30-7:45 pm Judge 5 Minute Introductions + Keynotes
7:45-8:30 pm Top 10 Demo Night (Pitch) Each have 1 Minute to Pitch/2 Minute Q/A
8:30-8:45 pm Dan Sodergren: Guerrilla Marketing for Startups
8:45-9:00 pm GSE Closing Remarks & Next Steps

 


Kristel Kruustük

Five years ago Kristel Kruustük became frustrated by how QA testers were treated. She imagined a platform appreciating the work of testers and elevating the importance of QA within organisations. Her passion to create a change in the field she loves led her to start her own business. Today, Kristel is the founder and CEO of Testlio, – an end-to-end QA management platform and community of highly vetted testers that help businesses deliver amazing customer experiences. Clients include Salesforce, Lyft, Microsoft, CBS Interactive, Flipboard and Strava.

Dan Sodergren

Dan Sodergren is a digital marketing expert and public speaker with two decades experience in training organisations in digital, social and mobile marketing. With a deep passion in helping companies start and grow, Dan teaches startups at UTC@MediaCityUK creative college, while creating results proven marketing training for companies across the United Kingdom as the founder of Great Marketing Works.

Gadiel Morantes

Gadiel Morantes is an accomplished executive with 15+ years of sales, marketing, and operations experience. He has proven experience building and maintaining profitable business relationships with key corporate decision-makers and establishing large-volume, high-profit accounts with excellent levels of retention and loyalty. In his role as Vice President of Venture Banking at Square 1 Bank, Gadiel worked with entrepreneurs and startup CEOs, providing banking solutions and serving as an advisor and connector. His vast experience — both as an entrepreneur and working extensively with founders — has given him great insight into what it takes to forge strong partnerships and build successful companies.Previously, Gadiel focused on business development for Moss Adams LLP (formerly Mohler, Nixon, & Williams) and Bowne. In his role as a business development executive, Gadiel identified new sales opportunities, developed pursuit strategies, increased new business generation, established sales and marketing strategies, and increased overall sales performance within these organizations.

Jake Disraeli

Jake Disraeli has spent his career supporting entrepreneurs and startups in a variety of ways. From leading the innovation programs at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, crowdfunding and launching his own company, and now building a new product marketplace within Indiegogo that helps startups sell their products around the world. Jake specializes in the early phases of company development, helping small teams find product market fit and successfully launch to the world.

Lucia Ciranova

Lucia Ciranova comes from an interdisciplinary field combining Design Thinking principles with strategy and economics: she thinks like a designer and speak the language of business. As a Business Designer for Fjord London with previous successes at Bespoke Copenhagen and Volkswagen, Lucia has mastered the ability to ask the right questions, challenge boundaries and communicate business values and principles to designers in order to develop a common ground where new ideas can be born.

Michael Lisovetsky

Michael Lisovetsky recently founded a growth agency called JUICE. He is the former Director of Growth at Common and former Founder of Skylight. He started his first company, a web hosting company, at the age of 14. He has a finance degree from NYU Stern. He raised $500k for his latest company, Skylight, from Tim Draper (SpaceX, Tesla, Hotmail), Marc Benioff (Salesforce), and Great Oaks VC. Skylight was acquired by Common, the leading coliving company.

Oliver Page

Oliver Page founded his first start up , Nutkase Accessories, at the age of 17 when he was an IB student in Rome, Italy. What was once a student start up has turned into an international company with sales to hundreds of companies and schools in over 35 countries. After his 1st year of university in the UK, Oliver moved to Silicon Valley to attend The Draper University of Heroes, a school for entrepreneurs founded by one of the leading venture capitalists, Tim Draper. 18 month later, Oliver returned to Italy and cofounded Scooterino, a ride sharing startup. Scooterino won a grant from the European Space Agency and has received funding from a pool of investors in Italy and the US.

Sydney Lai

Sydney Lai is a digital marketer with an award-winning background in sales and business development, she grows products and services users want. She is a TEDx Speaker on creating innovation and has been named an LGBT Technology Leader by The White House, Office of Science and Technology Policy. As a community leader building startup ecosystems, her vision is to democratize society’s access to emerging technology and entrepreneurship.

Vegard Jormeland

VegardJormeland is a Software Developer turned Psychologist, passionate about user research and behavioural design. He is a former Head of R&D at the Nordic startup (now scaleup) Zoaring . Currently serving as a Global Facilitator at Techstars Startup Weekend and Lean Innovation Coach at DNB.


Judges

Egita Polanska is part of the management team and the Program Director at Europe’s leading B2B startup accelerator Startup Wise Guys. Before joining Startup Wise Guys, Egita served as the Executive Director of Latvian Private Equity and Venture Capital Association, and as the CEO of TechHub Riga, a co-working space for new technology startups. In 2015, Egita coordinated a major tech and startup conference Tech Chill Baltics in Riga. Before returning to her native country Latvia, Egita worked at TechStars in Seattle, helping to run the accelerator program as a program manager.


Carly has over 15 years of professional experience working as a career coach, educator, academic advisor and mentor on two continents and has co-founded two startups in Spain. Currently she is working at ITRB Group as the Chief Innovation Officer, managing and consulting on large-scale innovation projects funded by the European Commission Horizon 2020 initiative. Born in the United States, she has lived in Wisconsin, Chicago, Los Angeles, Ecuador, and most recently Spain, where she has been living and working for the past 7 years. As Co-Founder & Director of Communications at VIVA Innovation Academy, Carly focused on connecting young, talented American students with startups, by creating one-of-a-kind experiential learning opportunities as well as offered management skills training to local startups in Madrid. Carly is currently Co-Founder of Startup Hour, the largest social event for startups in Madrid, where she focuses on community building and handles event planning and execution for large scale events held at startups and coworking spaces. Throughout her career Carly has developed skills in public speaking, writing, research, entrepreneurship, teaching, mentoring, leadership and management. She focuses on connecting individuals with the startup community, and has helped hundreds of expats develop and build networks abroad.




Liesl Olivier

Ø  Founder Literary Globe: 2016 onwards:  A single destination social media platform connecting writers, readers and bookstores.   Our mission is to send people back to bookstores, for new self-published authors to be discovered and more books to be published.

Ø  The English Bookshop 2004 – 2015:  Responsible for on-line (digital marketing) and off-line marketing campaigns, wholesale buying, retail selling, administration, product and business development, administration and store layout.

Ø  AMVESCAP Plc Asset Management London and Amsterdam, Office Manager, 1997 – 2003.  From secretary in London to general manager for the Amsterdam office.


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October 28, 2017, London, United Kingdom- The Global Startup Ecosystem (GSE) has announced the agenda and 10 speakers for the 1st annual Europe digital accelerator. Founded by Forbes 30 Under 30 Entrepreneur, Christine S. Ntim, the European cohort features finalists from over 11 different countries.We are pleased to announce the fall cohort.

 


October 30, 2017 Day 1

  • 6:00-6:30 pm Welcome Remarks
  • 6:30-7:00 pm Orientation + Benefits & Perks Post Program
  • 7:00-7:30 pm GSE Ideation and Product Development
  • 7:30-8:00 pm GSE Customer Acquisition & Growth Hacking
  • 8:00-8:30 pm GSE Funding: How to Raise $250k+ in 6 Months
  • 8:30-9:00 pm GSE Marketing: Press Hacking, Social Media, Content Strategy
  • 9:00-9:30 pm GSE Closing Remarks & Q/A

 

October 31, 2017 Day 2
  • 5:45-6:00pm Welcome Remarks
  • 6:00-6:30 pm Vegard Jormeland: Practical Customer Development – How to Know When Your Customers Are Lying
  • 6:30-7:00 pm Michael Lisovetsky: Growth 101
  • 7:00-7:15 pm Dan Sodegren: Guerrilla Marketing for Startups
  • 7:15-7:45 pm Kerstin Karu: The 8 Ingredients of a Successful Pitch
  • 7:45-8:00 pm Sydney Lai: Marketing Is a Fundraising Tool
  • 8:00-8:15 pm Oliver Page: Founder Story
  • 8:15-8:45pm Gadiel Morantes: How to Build a Financial Plan That Investors Will Love
  • 8:45-9:00 pm GSE Closing Remarks & Q/A

November 1, 2017 Day 3
  • 6:00-6:30pm Review Remarks & Featured Partners
  • 6:30-7:00 pm Jake Disraeli: Crowdfunding 101
  • 7:00-7:15 pm Kristel Kruustük: My Struggles As a First Time Founder
  • 7:15-7:30 pm Lucia Ciranova: Design Thinking
  • 7:30-7:45 pm Judge 5 Minute Introductions + Keynotes
  • 7:45-8:30 pm Top 10 Demo Night (Pitch) Each have 1 Minute to Pitch/2 Minute Q/A
  • 8:30-9:00 pm Q/A Forum with the Judges
  • 9:00-9:15 pm GSE Closing Remarks & Next Steps

Congratulations to the finalists! 

AutomationMagic
Mixoper
Reminisce Inc.
Growfitter Private Limited
iOfertas

Test Post
KolayRestoran!
BudgetMatador
Lightstreams
SOFMATSTECH
BCSCS
Kuvo
InspiredByCrowd
Happy Adda
Trendoline
Leadson
pizzabox
Recep TURKOGLU
Quick Wings
Startup Deleted
Shoppote
KeepEyeOnBall GmbH
InternationalStartUp
ReviveEdu
AutoMeet
loCATer
LoveYourSport
Women in Digital
Footballtracker
Jack’n’Ferdi PBC
WONE INTERNSHIP
WebGazer
My Sisters
Mementor
3F
Mr. Adam
wOndary
SME going global
Summer School Booking
Plumage
Narrafy
FinBot Platform
Eesti Consulting
Nifty L.A.S.
67Networks
Brandinfy
Routle Team
FYPTO Ltd
AzaadHealth
Trendoline
Miet me!
Sewport
Women in Digital
NAKSHI
LORDEA
WebGazer
GW LEGACY FARMS
Startup Hour
Nimi
Mementorio
future200
Team LiTT
NubiaNetwork
67Networks
MOLI
Amallu
LinguaLearn.it
SDG Habits
Cryston Ventures / MuvyAds
Women of Blockchain
ELENGE
Quigler, Inc.
UniExo
Smartbe
PiggyTag
SecondOpinion
Flash VR
Smarthink Srl
Zero Watt Lighting
Minority
Sydsel Ltd
Center Health
Joinmamas
FindMyLost
NeedsList
Team8
uni-heat
.Air
bNesis
The Meraki people Global Initiative
PinCloud
Capte
www.gailandjudy.com
www.f6s.com/exhi-bits/
www.mytherapyquest.com
www.shimmylingerie.co.uk


GSE- World’s Largest Digital Accelerator Announces Top 10 to Demo for Fall 2017 (Europe)

October 31, 2017, London, United Kingdom- The Global Startup Ecosystem (GSE) has announced the Top 10 to demo for the 1st annual Europe digital accelerator. Founded by Forbes 30 Under 30 Entrepreneur, Christine S. Ntim, the European cohort features finalists from over 19 different countries.

Europe Top 10

http://reminisapp.com (Turkey) – Media
https://www.nakshi.com (UK)- Ecommerce
http://www.piggytag.com (France) Media
http://secondopinion.site (UK) Medical
http://flashread.eu (Germany) Virtual Education
http://minorityapp.com/ (Ukraine) IOT
http://joinmamas.com/ (Ireland) Ecommerce, Ai
http://www.findmylost.it (Italy) Smart City
http://www.needslist.co (France) Disaster Recovery
http://lightstreams.network/ (Spain) Block Chain Publishing

Vote for your top company here: https://vote.pollcode.com/15195856 – Poll closes at 12pm EST on November 1st! 


GSE- World’s Largest Digital Accelerator Announces Top 3 Startups for Fall 2017 (Europe)

November 1, 2017, London, United Kingdom- The Global Startup Ecosystem (GSE) is pleased to announce the Top 3 winners of the 1st annual Europe digital accelerator. Founded by Forbes 30 Under 30 Entrepreneur, Christine S. Ntim, the European cohort features finalists from over 19 different countries.

Speaker, partnership and sponsorship inquiries can be directed to the GSE team via info@globalstartupecosystem.com.

  1. 32 points for  Second Opinion
  2. 28 points for Joinmamas
  3. 25 points for Flash Read
  4. 24 points for Nakshi
  5. 20 points for Light Streams
  6. 18 points for Reminisapp

Prizes include

  • access to all GSE accelerators (70+ speakers)
  • Free pass for 2 to attend GhanaTech Summit on March 7-9, 2017 (With a pitching spot on stage)
  • media features across GSE’s networks

Nakshi won the popular vote!

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