World’s First Virtual Accelerator Launched for SDG Innovators by Global Startup Ecosystem (GSE) in Collaboration with SAP Next-Gen

World’s First Virtual Accelerator launched for SDG Innovators by Global Startup Ecosystem (GSE) in collaboration with  SAP Next-Gen

[January 19, 2019 – New York, USA] Global Startup Ecosystem (GSE) collaborates  with SAP NextGen to launch the first virtual accelerator program for SDG innovators and entrepreneurs. GSEwill accept up to 100 finalists from an expected applicant pool of thousands. While there are hundreds of global initiatives to accelerate the success of SDG projects, this collaboration seeks to be a pioneering step towards digital scaling of SDG innovative solutions.

The SDG Accelerator program will have over 25 global experts and judges from leading corporations, VC funds and media networks that specialize in sustainable impact. The program will run in August 2019 virtually from 12pm – 3pm EST (to accommodate for multiple global time zones). The schedule is as follows: *subject to change.

August TBA 12pm-3pm EST

  • 12:00pm – 12:30pm Introductions by GSE and SAP Next-Gen
  • 12:30pm – 12:45pm Opening Keynote TBA
  • 12:45pm – 1:00pm SDG Accelerator Orientation
  • 1:00pm – 1:15pm Keynote speaker TBA
  • 1:15pm – 1:30pm Overview of SDG Ecosystem (Entrepreneurs, Corporations, Investors, Media, & Government networks)
  • 1:30pm – 1:45pm Keynote speaker TBA
  • 1:45pm – 2:00pm Overview of top resources, programs and platform for impact innovators
  • 2:00pm – 2:15pm Keynote speaker TBA
  • 2:15pm – 2:30pm Speed Pitch Advice- 10 investors and entrepreneurs provide top 3 advice for success (1 minute each)
  • 2:30pm- 3:00pm Virtual Q/A, Assignments & Debate Roundtables

August TBA 12pm-3pm EST

  • 12:00pm – 12:30pm Recap by GSE and SAP Next-Gen
  • 12:30pm – 12:45pm Opening Keynote TBA
  • 12:45pm – 1:00pm GSE Accelerator Bootcamp: Ideation,  Launch & Product Hacking
  • 1:00pm – 1:15pm GSE Accelerator Bootcamp: Growth Hacking-Customer Acquisition
  • 1:15pm – 1:30pm  GSE Accelerator Bootcamp:  Press Hacking – Digital Marketing @ Scale
  • 1:30pm – 1:45pm  GSE Accelerator Bootcamp: Fundraising & Monetization
  • 1:45pm – 2:00pm   Keynote speaker TBA
  • 2:00pm – 2:15pm   GSE Accelerator Bootcamp: Pitching 101
  • 2:15pm – 2:30pm   Keynote speaker TBA
  • 2:30pm- 3:00pm Virtual Q/A, Assignments & Debate Roundtables

August TBA 12pm-3pm EST

  • 12:00pm – 12:30pm Recap by GSE and SAP Next-Gen
  • 12:30pm – 12:45pm Opening Keynote TBA
  • 12:45pm – 1:00pm SDG Innovators Panel (Three 5 minute lightning talks)
  • 1:00pm – 1:15pm  SDG Investor Panel (Three 5 minute lightning talks)
  • 1:15pm – 1:30pm  SDG Corporate Panel (Three 5 minute lightning talks)
  • 1:30pm – 1:45pm  Keynote speaker TBA/ Break
  • 1:45pm – 2:00pm   Introduction and advice from the judges
  • 2:00pm – 2:45pm   Top ten pitch competition
  • 2:45pm – 3:00pm Voting and closing remarks

The SDG digital accelerator program is open to all small businesses, startups, and freelancers. Startups can apply for admission the digital accelerator via our partner platform F6S by July 15th. The program is free. No equity ask. No obligation.  The accelerator program grants access to GSE’s network which consists of the following:

  • Part 1 Startup Training: 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 Expert Training: The SDG program specifically has over 20 experts within the social impact space providing mentorship and guidance on launching, scaling, fundraising and sustainable development.
  • Part 3 Pitch Off: 10 companies will be selected to pitch for prizes, perks and post program support.

Applicants can prepare for the SDG accelerator by applying for GSE’s 3rd annual cohort this fall. The GSE program has scaled rapidly as the world’s first and largest digital online accelerator program with 500 companies across 63 countries completing the program n 2016 and 700 companies across 91 countries completing the program in 2017. With 140 global partners, GSE seeks 1000 innovators for the 2018 series which will be facilitated by over 50 global speakers. Speaker, partnership and sponsorship inquiries can be directed to the GSE team via info@globalstartupecosystem.com.

World’s First & Largest Digital Accelerator Returns for 3rd Annual Free Program for Africa, America, Asia, Caribbean, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East

Worlds First & Largest Digital Accelerator Returns for 3rd Annual Free Program for Africa, America, Asia, Caribbean, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East


[August 15, 2018- New York, USA] Global Startup Ecosystem (GSE)  returns with the 3rd annual digital startup accelerator program to be hosted in 7 global regions. The program has scaled rapidly as the world first and largest digital online accelerator program with 500 companies across 63 countries completing the program in 2016 and 700 companies across 91 countries completing the program in 2017. With 140 global partners, GSE seeks innovators for the 2018 series which will be facilitated by over 50 global speakers.

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.

Startups can apply for admission to a digital accelerator via our partner platform F6S on a rolling basis between October 15th- November 15th. The program is free. No equity ask. No obligation.

The 2018 accelerator dates are:

  • America (October 16,17 @ 6pm-9pm EST)
  • Asia (October 22,23 @ 6pm-9pm India Time  )
  • Europe (October 29,30 @ 6pm-9pm  London Time)
  • Middle East (November 4, 5 @ 6pm-9pm Dubai Time)
  • Latin America (November 6,7 @6pm-9pm Brazil Time)
  • Caribbean (November 12,13 @6pm-9pm Haiti Time)
  • Africa (November 14, 15 @6pm-9pm  Ghana Time)

Each regional program features 5-10 global expert speakers, 5 workshop sessions and 100 free resources and links to propel your company. The program agenda includes the following topics:

  • Ideation & Product Hacking- How to create a website and app in 30 days
  • Customer Acquisition- How to get your first 10,000 users
  • Marketing – How to scale with press and media hacks
  • Business Development- How to build a sustainable business model
  • Funding Hacking -How to raise $250k in 6 Months

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

Global Startup Ecosystem accelerator programs have been featured in Huffington Post, Inc Magazine, The Guardian and dozens of regional press networks.


ABOUT THE PROGRAM

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.

ABOUT THE AGENDA

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

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
  • 8:00-8:30 pm Top 5 Demo Night (Pitch) Each have 1 Minute to Pitch/2 Minute Q/A
  • 8:30-9:00 pm Q/A Forum with the Judges + GSE Closing Remarks & Next Steps

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

Global Startup Ecosystem accelerator programs have been featured in Huffington Post, Inc Magazine, The Guardian and dozens of regional press networks.

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