GSE- World’s Pioneer in Digital Accelerators, Seeks 100 Startups for the Caribbean’s 2nd Annual Program

[September 15, 2017- New York, USA] Global Startup Ecosystem (GSE)  returns with the 2nd annual digital startup accelerator for entrepreneurs residing in or seeking to launch a company in the Caribbean.  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. Interested companies can submit their application by October 13, 2017. Apply Now.


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 Caribbean October 17-19, 2017 (subject to change)

Time is in EST.

October 17, 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 18, 2017 Day 2

  • 6:00-6:30 pm Review Remarks/ Sponsor Introduction/ Partner Introductions
    6:30-6:45 pm Speaker Keynote Jamie Jimenez
    6:45-7:00 pm Speaker Keynote Kerry-Ann Reid-Brown
    7:00-7:15 pm Speaker Keynote Mikelah Rose
    7:15-7:30 pm Speaker Keynote Jesse Owens
    7:30-8:00 pm Speaker Workshop Melisa Boutin
    8:00-8:15 pm Speaker Keynote Tani Chambers
    8:15-8:30 pm Speaker Keynote Chris Williams
    8:30-9:00 pm GSE Closing Remarks & Q/A

October 19, 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 Jacques Bastien
    7:00-7:15 pm Speaker Keynote D.K Smith
    7:15-7:30 pm Speaker Keynote TBA
    7:30-7:45 pm Judge 5 Minute Introductions + Keynotes D.K Smith/ Jan Baker / TBA
    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

Interested companies can submit their application by October 16, 2017. Apply Now.

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: Caribbean October 17-19, Africa October 24-26, Europe October 30- November 1st, America November 7-9, Middle East November 12-14, Asia November 14,15,16, Latin America November 21-24. Speaker, partnership and sponsorship inquiries can be directed to the GSE team via

Maggie Chin- Press Lead Secretary



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