GSE was launched in 2015 to support startup companies in emerging markets with digital startup programming. The pilot mini digital accelerator led to a massive digital accelerator program in 2016 with 500 companies from Africa, the Caribbean, Latin America, the Middle East and Asia. The digital accelerator program expanded in 2017 to Europe and the Americas. In addition, GSE kicked of a 13 year commitment to host major tech summits around the world starting with Haiti. Today, GSE is recognized as a pioneer that launched the global digital accelerator industry and hosts the largest network of tech summits around the world.
GSE is now the fastest growing tech community with an online network that accelerates 1000+ companies a year across 90+ countries and an offline network that 75,000 delegates a year via iconic tech summits.
With a mission to educate, inspire and prepare communities for the digital age, GSE brings together both private and public stakeholders to address humanity's greatest challenges via tech and entrepreneurship. GSE follows the 17 Sustainable Development Goals for each of its program activations and initiatives.