The First Global Digital Startup Accelerator Graduates 500 Companies from 63 Countries in 6 months


January 2017 Newsletter

Congratulations! You made history!

Welcome to the GSE family!

When the Global Startup Ecosystem launched, many thought our mission would fail – but you proved them wrong. Over 500 companies completed our digital startup accelerator program-representing over 63 different countries in just 6 months!

The pilot program was featured in over 32 different media outlets including Inc Magazine, Huffington Post and more!

We had over 15 global judges and 27 regional speakers from Tech Stars, Mass Challenge, Google, Inc Magazine, Forbes 30 Under 30, IBM, SXSW, Singularity University, Draper University, The Guardian, Seed Stars, Send Grid, Startup Grind, Startup Weekend, 1776, and more! We are grateful to our 28 different regional partners for making this a reality.

What’s Next? 

  • February 15, 2017 Deadline to a submit request for access to Draper U, Singularity U (NASA), Mass Challenge Accelerator and Tech Stars Accelerator. We are a referral source for these programs and need to get your updates to notify the program coordinators.
  • April 1, 2017: Annual Digital Startup Summit: All 500 company graduates have access to this major online event. Event details are here. There are $50k in prizes that will be offered at this event. No need to reply and show interest. You will receive the log in codes in March.
  • June 6-7, 2017: Haiti Tech Summit– All top 15 regional top winners will be able to pitch on stage and receive 2 VIP passes to the event. All other companies can get the discounted ticket to the event at $250. Check the site with more details.



  • 500 Startups is offering an entire week of FREE Growth Hacking & Marketing next Week! Join the livestream and sign up to download all recordings via
  • Entrepreneur Magazine is hosting a 30 Day challenge for FREE. Access it now.

Honorary Mentions! 

Congratulations to the Top 15 regional companies and Top 5 popular vote mentions! Each of these companies will receive #100k Send Grid Email credits and 2 VIP Passes to Haiti Tech Summit (that includes the opportunity to pitch on stage and demo).

Stay tuned for more updates on
  • regional mentors
  • country ambassador
  • more programs
Global Startup Ecosystem Team

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