Forbes Digital Startup Accelerator (Nigeria Edition) Welcomes Ecosystem Supporters

We are pleased to announce the first wave of partners and supporters who announced Forbes’ first digital startup accelerator (Nigeria Edition). These ecosystem leaders represent the media, accelerators, incubators, events, and entrepreneur communities of Nigeria. 

The Forbes Digital Startup Accelerator (Nigeria Edition) program is a sponsored 4 week digital training to help businesses build and scale their companies for the future. Forbes is looking for experienced companies who are ready to scale and opened the application to all small businesses, startups, and freelancers. The program is free. No equity ask. No obligation. Accepted companies will have access to $100k in free credits and perks from AWS, Google Cloud, and IBM Cloud. 

Thank you to the following supporters: 

  1. AWS 
  2. IBM Cloud 
  3. Google Cloud 
  4. VC4A 
  5. Ventures Africa 
  6. MEST
  7. Nigeria 
  8. Ventures Platform
  9. TechEconomy.ng
  10. Startup Africa
  11. BusinessDay
  12. The Agile Advisor Africa
  13. SME Peaks
  14. GCL 
  15. fofx Academy
  16. Hub30
  17. CFA Media
  18. TechQuest STEM Academy
  19. Complete Sports
  20. StartupNG
  21. Newswire
  22. Techative
  23. DNB Stories
  24. Jarus Hub
  25. Naijabizcom
  26. TechAtLast
  27. Bloogify 
  28. Africa Action
  29. Enterprise Development Center (Pan-Atlantic University)
  30. GEN Nigeria
  31. TechCultureNG
  32. Intermarc Consulting
  33. Digital Africa
  34. Wennovation Hub
  35. Nigeria Innovation Summit (Tech Trends)
  36. Africa Innovation Academy
  37. Hub Aspire
  38. Itanna
  39. Edmoss
  40. Startup Arewa
  41. Cube Hub
  42. Dominion Consulting 
  43. Lady Prowess
  44. Promos in Nigeria
  45. Richee Tech
  46. Lasgidi Reporters
  47. Laila’s Blog
  48. NIPC Nigeria
  49. SME Digest
  50. Legit.ng
  51. TooXclusive
  52. 360Nobs
  53. Wothappen 

The second wave of supporters will be announced in mid June. For more information check out our website at https://forbes8.forbes.com/nigeriaaccelerator or inquire for partnership opportunities via Hello@globalstartupecosystem.com.

Global Health Summit Global Announces Semifinalists for Startup Lab Pitch Competition

Her Future Summit Speaker Resources

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Welcome to the public database for Covid19 resources. (Updated Daily)

Free Resource – 10 Techniques For Leading A Home-Based Team Leading, managing or overseeing a group of home-based workers is very different than having everyone at the office. The dynamics are different and although technology can help us communicate, it cannot replace some of the human interactions that happen when people are physically together. Future Point of View noticed a gap in the information circulating online regarding practical guidance on navigating the transition to a home-based team for, and thus, created this free, comprehensive (29 page!) resource. >> Click Here To Access This Free Resource 

Free Virtual Session – Process Mapping 101 – Blueprinting 

Businesses need clear and informative visuals to plan for necessary technology changes and improvements, and executives need a solid understanding of how technology changes will affect critical areas of technology systems. Blueprints provide a common language that bridges the gap between IT and business team. Learn more about this game-changing strategy approach in Future Point of View’s next update on April 29 at 2-3:30pm CT.  >> Click Here To Register For This Free Virtual Session

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Salesforce.org Product Donation Program:https://www.salesforce.org/nonprofit/power-of-us/Future Force & Workforce Development:https://www.salesforce.org/grants/Trailhead: Free online learning platform

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  • Her Future Summit On Demand Access: the videos and notes via our private digital community
  • GSE Private Community: Its not just access to the Her Future Summit content. You will have access to the entire GSE community which includes digital meetups, trainings and more. The next digital meetup is next Friday with the CMO at Global Startup Ecosystem- Christine Ntim on “How to Leverage Virtual Events to Network and Build Your Remote Career”. 
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Global Startup Ecosystem (GSE) Announces Agenda and Speaker Line Up for Virtual Global Event Her Future Summit on March 31st

March 27, 2020 [New York, USA] Her Future Summit powered by the Global Startup Ecosystem is pleased to announce the final speaker line up, agenda and featured companies for the iconic annual program that will take place virtually with 1000+ digital delegates on March 31st. 

Free RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/her-future-summit-global-virtual-2020-tickets-97441982593

The Her Future Summit aims to identify, train, and empower the next generation of female pioneers. The Her Future Summit series was launched in to accelerate humanity’s success with Sustainable Development Goal #5- Gender Equality and has quickly become the fastest growing platform for women in tech. 

Forbes Feature

The initiative was launched by Wife, Mother and Speaker Christine Ntim who saw a gap in the number of women joining the major tech summits she was hosting around the world. Forbes 30 Under 30 Entrepreneur, Personal Branding Strategies and tech ecosystem builder Ntim, learned how to code during her first pregnancy and wanted to empower other entrepreneurs to build and scale their companies online. The website she coded was the Global Startup Ecosystem which is now the world’s First and Largest digital accelerator hosting virtual programs in 90+ countries and tech events in 50+ cities a year. 

Event fan page. Over 2000+ attendees!

In 2018 the Her Future Summit was launched in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. In 2019 the series expanded to three main cities including New York (USA), London (UK), Accra (Ghana). The success of these previous launches led to a scale up initiative with 88 partners for 2020 where Her Future Summit was scheduled to take place in 7 global cities-Washington, DC (USA), Silicon Valley (USA), New York (USA), Accra (Ghana), Port-au-Prince (Haiti), London (UK), and Dubai (UAE) throughout the month of March.  

The World’s First Celebrity Robot

Thus the 2020 summit will be a virtual program with 50 speakers on the kick-off day of the summit and 1000 digital delegates on March 31, 2020. This will be the largest virtual summit for women to date featuring digital stakeholders from over 60+ countries. The summit also serves to teach fundamentals of future technology and the leading social impact applications of Artificial Intelligence, Virtual Reality, Nanotechnology, Space, and Blockchain technologies. 

Keynote speaker from our Diamond Presenting Sponsor

The top 50 speakers announced for the program represent the most innovative organizations from different industry sectors. The list includes: 

  1. H.E. Ambassador Lana Marks Ambassador of South Africa to the United States 
  2. Dr. Lisa Coleman Senior Vice-President for Global Inclusion and Strategic Innovation and Chief Diversity Officer at (NYU) New York University
  3. Sophia World’s First Robot Celebrity; Hanson Robotics’ most advanced human-like robot
  4. Dr. Terri Cooper   Chief Inclusion Officer at Deloitte  
  5. Jenny Lawton Chief Innovation Officer at Tech Stars
  6. Christine Ntim Chief Marketing Officer- at Global Startup Ecosystem
  7. Liz Walsh Vice President – Growth Marketing @ Forbes 
  8. Samantha Skey Chief Executive Officer at She Media
  9. Deborah Jackson Founder and CEO at Plum Alley
  10. Ann Rosenberg SVP & Global Head of SAP Next-Gen & Running the SAP Innovation Space
  11. Aisha Taylor Community Engagement & Partnerships at Grow with Google       
  12. Sandra Moerch-Petersen Chief Content Director, Purpose and Brand Experience at SAP
  13. Einstein Ntim Partner at Africa Future Fund
  14. Amira Alfa Senior Manager of Corporate Engagement at United Nations Global Compact
  15. Tríona Byrne Snr Director – Strategic Relations, EMEA | Salesforce.org
  16. Sabrina Tharani Director of Partnerships, Mastercard Start Path
  17. Ty Heath Global Lead, The B2B Institute @ LinkedIn
  18. Chinwe Esimai Managing Director – Chief Anti-Bribery & Corruption Officer at Citibank
  19. Lisette Barbero Investment Officer at Inter American Development Bank
  20. X. Eyee Global Outreach Lead – Responsible Innovation at Google Ai
  21. Charlotte Anabelle de Brabandt 30under30 Megawatt winner, TEDx Speaker, Author, Technology Speaker and Host
  22. David Chen Chief Financial Officer at Hanson Robotics
  23. Effie Kilmer Program Manager, Azure Global Engineering – Financial Services at Microsoft
  24. Lynn Loacker Partner in Charge at Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
  25. DJ Forza Director of Partnerships and Collaboration at World Alliance of YMCA
  26. Kim Walsh Global VP, HubSpot for Startup at Hubspot
  27. Hollie Haggans Global Partnerships leader building brand, culture & community
  28. Lisette Barbero Investment Officer at Inter American Development Bank
  29. Erika Murdock Balbuena Global Head of Impact Computing at Amazon Web Services
  30. Iynna Halilou Global Programs Manager at Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator
  31. Kwena  Mabotja Sub-Sahara Africa Director at SAP Next-Gen
  32. Ilana Fass US FinTech Platform Lead, Barclays Ventures
  33. Asra Nadeen President, Draper University & Investor, DraperU Ventures
  34. Regina Njima Co-Founder & Managing Partner at Kizo Ventures | Host SingularityU Kenya Summit
  35. Kate Anderson Co-founder of IFundWomen
  36. Amy Nelson Founder and CEO of The Riveter
  37. Ryan Foland Author of Ditch The Act
  38. Victoria Repa CEO & Co-Founder of BetterMe
  39. Carolina Castro Lead, Equalithons at Essteem
  40. Efe Ukala Founder at ImpactHER/ VP, Assistant General Counsel at JPMorgan
  41. Anie Akpe Founder at African Women In Tech (AWIT)
  42. Lucinda Cross President at Activate WorldWide LLC
  43. Jhonson Napoleon CEO at Azure College
  44. Gina Kloes Founder at Gina Kloes International
  45. Stacie Sussman Chief Technology Officer at SSR Digital Group
  46. Mary Clavieres Founder & CEO, The Transitions Collective –
  47. Jamie Lieberman Owner at Hashtag Legal
  48. Fernanda Dobal Co-Founder at Bia.Care
  49. Kristi DePaul CEO at Founders Marketing
  50. Busie Matsiko-Andan Strategy Consultant & Outreach Specialist
  51. Liz Gulliver Co-Founder, Kunik
  52. Sehreen Noor Ali Co-CEO and Co-Founder of Visible Health
  53. Andra Stanciu Head of Partnerships at the Global Startup Ecosystem 
  54. Christina Glancy Head of Community at the Global Startup Ecosystem 
  55. Kami Arkorful Head of Outreach at Ghana Tech Summit 
  56. Abigail Amsab Tetteh Outreach Lead at Global Startup Ecosystem 
  57. Leticia Boateng Outreach Lead at Global Startup Ecosystem 
  58. Rose Désaugust Head of Health Tech at Haiti Tech Summit 
  59. Annette White-Klososky Founding Partner at Future Point of View

Covid19 Relief: Global Startup Ecosystem (GSE) Provides a Daily Real Time Open Database of 1000+ Grants, Resources, Relief Funds and Announcements

To support, businesses, individuals and communities effected by COVID19, GSE is providing a live open database of resources. The spreadsheet is updated daily with inputs from the global community.

We will add remote work tools, top strategy tips and more resources to the spreadsheet next week!

Access the Spreadsheet here.

Global Startup Ecosystem (GSE) H.E United States Ambassador to South Africa Lana Marks to Keynote Virtually at “Her Future Summit” on March 31st

March 26, 2020 [New York, USA] Her Future Summit powered by the Global Startup Ecosystem is pleased to announce the headline speaker H.E United States Ambassador to South Africa Lana Marks. 

The Her Future Summit aims to identify, train, and empower the next generation of female pioneers. The Her Future Summit series was launched in to accelerate humanity’s success with Sustainable Development Goal #5- Gender Equality and has quickly become the fastest growing platform for women in tech. 

In 2018 the summit was launched in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. In 2019 the series expanded to three main cities including New York (USA), London (UK), Accra (Ghana). The success of these previous launches led to a scale up initiative with 88 partners for 2020 where Her Future Summit was scheduled to take place in 7 global cities-Washington, DC (USA), Silicon Valley (USA), New York (USA), Accra (Ghana), Port-au-Prince (Haiti), London (UK), and Dubai (UAE) throughout the month of March.  

Thus the 2020 summit will be a virtual program with 50 speakers on the kick-off day of the summit and 1000 digital delegates on March 31, 2020. This will be the largest virtual summit for women to date featuring digital stakeholders from over 60+ countries. The summit also serves to teach fundamentals of future technology and the leading social impact applications of Artificial Intelligence, Virtual Reality, Nanotechnology, Space, and Blockchain technologies. 

The top 50 speakers announced for the program represent the most innovative organizations from different industry sectors. The list includes: 

  1. H.E. Ambassador Lana Marks Ambassador of South Africa to the United States 
  2. Dr. Lisa Coleman Senior Vice-President for Global Inclusion and Strategic Innovation and Chief Diversity Officer at (NYU) New York University
  3. Sophia World’s First Robot Celebrity; Hanson Robotics’ most advanced human-like robot
  4. Dr. Terri Cooper   Chief Inclusion Officer at Deloitte  
  5. Jenny Lawton Chief Innovation Officer at Tech Stars
  6. Christine Ntim Chief Marketing Officer- at Global Startup Ecosystem
  7. Liz Walsh Vice President – Growth Marketing @ Forbes 
  8. Samantha Skey Chief Executive Officer at She Media
  9. Deborah Jackson Founder and CEO at Plum Alley
  10. Ann Rosenberg SVP & Global Head of SAP Next-Gen & Running the SAP Innovation Space
  11. Aisha Taylor Community Engagement & Partnerships at Grow with Google       
  12. Sandra Moerch-Petersen Chief Content Director, Purpose and Brand Experience at SAP
  13. Einstein Ntim Partner at Africa Future Fund
  14. Amira Alfa Senior Manager of Corporate Engagement at United Nations Global Compact
  15. Tríona Byrne Snr Director – Strategic Relations, EMEA | Salesforce.org
  16. Sabrina Tharani Director of Partnerships, Mastercard Start Path
  17. Ty Heath Global Lead, The B2B Institute @ LinkedIn
  18. Chinwe Esimai Managing Director – Chief Anti-Bribery & Corruption Officer at Citibank
  19. Lisette Barbero Investment Officer at Inter American Development Bank
  20. X. Eyee Global Outreach Lead – Responsible Innovation at Google Ai
  21. Charlotte Anabelle de Brabandt 30under30 Megawatt winner, TEDx Speaker, Author, Technology Speaker and Host
  22. David Chen Chief Financial Officer at Hanson Robotics
  23. Effie Kilmer Program Manager, Azure Global Engineering – Financial Services at Microsoft
  24. Lynn Loacker Partner in Charge at Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
  25. DJ Forza Director of Partnerships and Collaboration at World Alliance of YMCA
  26. Kim Walsh Global VP, HubSpot for Startup at Hubspot
  27. Hollie Haggans Global Partnerships leader building brand, culture & community
  28. Lisette Barbero Investment Officer at Inter American Development Bank
  29. Erika Murdock Balbuena Global Head of Impact Computing at Amazon Web Services
  30. Iynna Halilou Global Programs Manager at Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator
  31. Kwena  Mabotja Sub-Sahara Africa Director at SAP Next-Gen
  32. Ilana Fass US FinTech Platform Lead, Barclays Ventures
  33. Asra Nadeen President, Draper University & Investor, DraperU Ventures
  34. Regina Njima Co-Founder & Managing Partner at Kizo Ventures | Host SingularityU Kenya Summit
  35. Kate Anderson Co-founder of IFundWomen
  36. Amy Nelson Founder and CEO of The Riveter
  37. Ryan Foland Author of Ditch The Act
  38. Victoria Repa CEO & Co-Founder of BetterMe
  39. Carolina Castro Lead, Equalithons at Essteem
  40. Efe Ukala Founder at ImpactHER/ VP, Assistant General Counsel at JPMorgan
  41. Anie Akpe Founder at African Women In Tech (AWIT)
  42. Lucinda Cross President at Activate WorldWide LLC
  43. Jhonson Napoleon CEO at Azure College
  44. Gina Kloes Founder at Gina Kloes International
  45. Stacie Sussman Chief Technology Officer at SSR Digital Group
  46. Mary Clavieres Founder & CEO, The Transitions Collective –
  47. Jamie Lieberman Owner at Hashtag Legal
  48. Fernanda Dobal Co-Founder at Bia.Care
  49. Kristi DePaul CEO at Founders Marketing
  50. Busie Matsiko-Andan Strategy Consultant & Outreach Specialist

RSVP via eventbrite here. For more information on tickets, sponsorships and partnerships, please email the team at events@globalstartupecosystem.com

Global Startup Ecosystem (GSE) Headline Celebrity Robot Speaker Sophia from Hanson Robotics to Keynote Virtually at “Her Future Summit” on March 31st

March 26, 2020 [New York, USA] Her Future Summit powered by the Global Startup Ecosystem is pleased to announce the headline speaker Sophia from Hanson Robotics who will keynote virtually alongside panelists David Chen, Board Member and CFO at Hanson Robotics, Founding Partner of AngelVest Fund, and Director of Harvard Business School Alumni Angels and Charlotte Anabelle de Brabandt 30under30 Megawatt winner, TEDx Speaker, Author, Technology Speaker and Host. 

Free access RSVP for the program can be made via eventbrite or website.

The Her Future Summit aims to identify, train, and empower the next generation of female pioneers. The Her Future Summit series was launched in to accelerate humanity’s success with Sustainable Development Goal #5- Gender Equality and has quickly become the fastest growing platform for women in tech. 

Over 50 companies will be featured virtually online!

In 2018 the summit was launched in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. In 2019 the series expanded to three main cities including New York (USA), London (UK), Accra (Ghana). The success of these previous launches led to a scale up initiative with 88 partners for 2020 where Her Future Summit was scheduled to take place in 7 global cities-Washington, DC (USA), Silicon Valley (USA), New York (USA), Accra (Ghana), Port-au-Prince (Haiti), London (UK), and Dubai (UAE) throughout the month of March.  

Momentum building as Linkedin community oversubscribes as of March 15th!

Thus the 2020 summit will be a virtual program with 50 speakers on the kick-off day of the summit and 1000 digital delegates on March 31, 2020. This will be the largest virtual summit for women to date featuring digital stakeholders from over 60+ countries. The summit also serves to teach fundamentals of future technology and the leading social impact applications of Artificial Intelligence, Virtual Reality, Nanotechnology, Space, and Blockchain technologies. 

The top 50 speakers announced for the program represent the most innovative organizations from different industry sectors. The list includes: 

  1. H.E. Ambassador Lana Marks Ambassador of South Africa to the United States 
  2. Dr. Lisa Coleman Senior Vice-President for Global Inclusion and Strategic Innovation and Chief Diversity Officer at (NYU) New York University
  3. Sophia World’s First Robot Celebrity; Hanson Robotics’ most advanced human-like robot
  4. Dr. Terri Cooper   Chief Inclusion Officer at Deloitte  
  5. Jenny Lawton Chief Innovation Officer at Tech Stars
  6. Christine Ntim Chief Marketing Officer- at Global Startup Ecosystem
  7. Liz Walsh Vice President – Growth Marketing @ Forbes 
  8. Samantha Skey Chief Executive Officer at She Media
  9. Deborah Jackson Founder and CEO at Plum Alley
  10. Ann Rosenberg SVP & Global Head of SAP Next-Gen & Running the SAP Innovation Space
  11. Aisha Taylor Community Engagement & Partnerships at Grow with Google       
  12. Sandra Moerch-Petersen Chief Content Director, Purpose and Brand Experience at SAP
  13. Einstein Ntim Partner at Africa Future Fund
  14. Amira Alfa Senior Manager of Corporate Engagement at United Nations Global Compact
  15. Tríona Byrne Snr Director – Strategic Relations, EMEA | Salesforce.org
  16. Sabrina Tharani Director of Partnerships, Mastercard Start Path
  17. Ty Heath Global Lead, The B2B Institute @ LinkedIn
  18. Chinwe Esimai Managing Director – Chief Anti-Bribery & Corruption Officer at Citibank
  19. Lisette Barbero Investment Officer at Inter American Development Bank
  20. X. Eyee Global Outreach Lead – Responsible Innovation at Google Ai
  21. Charlotte Anabelle de Brabandt 30under30 Megawatt winner, TEDx Speaker, Author, Technology Speaker and Host
  22. David Chen Chief Financial Officer at Hanson Robotics
  23. Effie Kilmer Program Manager, Azure Global Engineering – Financial Services at Microsoft
  24. Lynn Loacker Partner in Charge at Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
  25. DJ Forza Director of Partnerships and Collaboration at World Alliance of YMCA
  26. Kim Walsh Global VP, HubSpot for Startup at Hubspot
  27. Hollie Haggans Global Partnerships leader building brand, culture & community
  28. Lisette Barbero Investment Officer at Inter American Development Bank
  29. Erika Murdock Balbuena Global Head of Impact Computing at Amazon Web Services
  30. Iynna Halilou Global Programs Manager at Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator
  31. Kwena  Mabotja Sub-Sahara Africa Director at SAP Next-Gen
  32. Ilana Fass US FinTech Platform Lead, Barclays Ventures
  33. Asra Nadeen President, Draper University & Investor, DraperU Ventures
  34. Regina Njima Co-Founder & Managing Partner at Kizo Ventures | Host SingularityU Kenya Summit
  35. Kate Anderson Co-founder of IFundWomen
  36. Amy Nelson Founder and CEO of The Riveter
  37. Ryan Foland Author of Ditch The Act
  38. Victoria Repa CEO & Co-Founder of BetterMe
  39. Carolina Castro Lead, Equalithons at Essteem
  40. Efe Ukala Founder at ImpactHER/ VP, Assistant General Counsel at JPMorgan
  41. Anie Akpe Founder at African Women In Tech (AWIT)
  42. Lucinda Cross President at Activate WorldWide LLC
  43. Jhonson Napoleon CEO at Azure College
  44. Gina Kloes Founder at Gina Kloes International
  45. Stacie Sussman Chief Technology Officer at SSR Digital Group
  46. Mary Clavieres Founder & CEO, The Transitions Collective –
  47. Jamie Lieberman Owner at Hashtag Legal
  48. Fernanda Dobal Co-Founder at Bia.Care
  49. Kristi DePaul CEO at Founders Marketing
  50. Busie Matsiko-Andan Strategy Consultant & Outreach Specialist

RSVP via eventbrite here. For more information on tickets, sponsorships and partnerships, please email the team at events@globalstartupecosystem.com

Global Startup Ecosystem (GSE) Announces Presenting Diamond Sponsor- New York University for “Her Future Summit” Virtual Program

March 24, 2020 [New York, USA] Her Future Summit powered by the Global Startup Ecosystem is pleased to announce the presenting sponsor for the virtual global program, NYU’s Office of Global Inclusion, Diversity, and Strategic Innovation.

The headline keynote for the Summit will be Dr. Lisa Coleman, Senior Vice-President for Global Inclusion and Strategic Innovation and Chief Diversity Officer at (NYU) New York University. She will be giving a Keynote Address titled, “Innovating for our Future: Generations, Digitization, and Our New Normal.” Reporting to the President, Dr. Coleman works to advance, promote, and build capacity for strategic global inclusion, diversity, equity, belonging and innovation initiatives across NYU globally including campuses in New York, Shanghai, and Abu Dhabi, and NYU’s other thirteen sites, and numerous global centers.  

Prior to NYU, Dr. Coleman served as the first Chief Diversity Officer and Special Assistant to the President at Harvard University.  During her tenure, she and her team developed some of the first initiatives focused on the intersections of technology, disability, and access. Currently, Dr. Coleman continues to advise and consult with C-Suite leaders globally and sits on various national and international boards. Her current research focuses on the intersections of innovation, inclusion, science and technology, art and humanities, data analytics and digitization for diverse cultures globally. This is a monumental collaboration to partner with a premier global research institution such as New York University and the Third Annual Her Future Summit program aims to be one of the leading inclusive virtual programs in the world. 

The Her Future Summit aims to identify, train, and empower the next generation of female pioneers. The Her Future Summit series was launched in to accelerate humanity’s success with Sustainable Development Goal #5- Gender Equality and has quickly become the fastest growing platform for women in tech. 

In 2018 the summit was launched in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. In 2019 the series expanded to three main cities including New York (USA), London (UK), Accra (Ghana). The success of these previous launches led to a scale up initiative with 88 partners for 2020 where Her Future Summit was scheduled to take place in 7 global cities-Washington, DC (USA), Silicon Valley (USA), New York (USA), Accra (Ghana), Port-au-Prince (Haiti), London (UK), and Dubai (UAE) throughout the month of March.  

Thus the 2020 summit will be a virtual program with 50 speakers on the kick-off day of the summit and 1000 digital delegates on March 31, 2020. This will be the largest virtual summit for women to date featuring digital stakeholders from over 60+ countries. The summit also serves to teach fundamentals of future technology and the leading social impact applications of Artificial Intelligence, Virtual Reality, Nanotechnology, Space, and Blockchain technologies. 

The top 50 speakers announced for the program represent the most innovative organizations from different industry sectors. The list includes: 

  1. H.E. Ambassador Lana Marks Ambassador of South Africa to the United States 
  2. Dr. Lisa Coleman Senior Vice-President for Global Inclusion and Strategic Innovation and Chief Diversity Officer at (NYU) New York University
  3. Sophia World’s First Robot Celebrity; Hanson Robotics’ most advanced human-like robot
  4. Dr. Terri Cooper   Chief Inclusion Officer at Deloitte  
  5. Jenny Lawton Chief Innovation Officer at Tech Stars
  6. Christine Ntim Chief Marketing Officer- at Global Startup Ecosystem
  7. Liz Walsh Vice President – Growth Marketing @ Forbes 
  8. Samantha Skey Chief Executive Officer at She Media
  9. Deborah Jackson Founder and CEO at Plum Alley
  10. Ann Rosenberg SVP & Global Head of SAP Next-Gen & Running the SAP Innovation Space
  11. Aisha Taylor Community Engagement & Partnerships at Grow with Google       
  12. Sandra Moerch-Petersen Chief Content Director, Purpose and Brand Experience at SAP
  13. Einstein Ntim Partner at Africa Future Fund
  14. Amira Alfa Senior Manager of Corporate Engagement at United Nations Global Compact
  15. Tríona Byrne Snr Director – Strategic Relations, EMEA | Salesforce.org
  16. Sabrina Tharani Director of Partnerships, Mastercard Start Path
  17. Ty Heath Global Lead, The B2B Institute @ LinkedIn
  18. Chinwe Esimai Managing Director – Chief Anti-Bribery & Corruption Officer at Citibank
  19. Lisette Barbero Investment Officer at Inter American Development Bank
  20. X. Eyee Global Outreach Lead – Responsible Innovation at Google Ai
  21. Charlotte Anabelle de Brabandt 30under30 Megawatt winner, TEDx Speaker, Author, Technology Speaker and Host
  22. David Chen Chief Financial Officer at Hanson Robotics
  23. Effie Kilmer Program Manager, Azure Global Engineering – Financial Services at Microsoft
  24. Lynn Loacker Partner in Charge at Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
  25. DJ Forza Director of Partnerships and Collaboration at World Alliance of YMCA
  26. Kim Walsh Global VP, HubSpot for Startup at Hubspot
  27. Hollie Haggans Global Partnerships leader building brand, culture & community
  28. Lisette Barbero Investment Officer at Inter American Development Bank
  29. Erika Murdock Balbuena Global Head of Impact Computing at Amazon Web Services
  30. Iynna Halilou Global Programs Manager at Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator
  31. Kwena  Mabotja Sub-Sahara Africa Director at SAP Next-Gen
  32. Ilana Fass US FinTech Platform Lead, Barclays Ventures
  33. Asra Nadeen President, Draper University & Investor, DraperU Ventures
  34. Regina Njima Co-Founder & Managing Partner at Kizo Ventures | Host SingularityU Kenya Summit
  35. Kate Anderson Co-founder of IFundWomen
  36. Amy Nelson Founder and CEO of The Riveter
  37. Ryan Foland Author of Ditch The Act
  38. Victoria Repa CEO & Co-Founder of BetterMe
  39. Carolina Castro Lead, Equalithons at Essteem
  40. Daphnee Charles Director at Startup Grind Port au Prince  & Co Founder at Cocread
  41. Marc Alain Boucicault Founder at Banj
  42. Efe Ukala Founder at ImpactHER/ VP, Assistant General Counsel at JPMorgan
  43. Anie Akpe Founder at African Women In Tech (AWIT)
  44. Lucinda Cross President at Activate WorldWide LLC
  45. Jhonson Napoleon CEO at Azure College
  46. Gina Kloes Founder at Gina Kloes International
  47. Stacie Sussman Chief Technology Officer at SSR Digital Group
  48. Liz Gulliver Co-Founder, Kunik
  49. Sehreen Noor Ali Co-CEO and Co-Founder of Visible Health
  50. Mary Clavieres Founder & CEO, The Transitions Collective –
  51. Jamie Lieberman Owner at Hashtag Legal
  52. Fernanda Dobal Co-Founder at Bia.Care
  53. Kristi DePaul CEO at Founders Marketing
  54. Busie Matsiko-Andan Strategy Consultant & Outreach Specialist
  55. Andra Stanciu Head of Partnerships at the Global Startup Ecosystem 
  56. Christina Glancy Head of Community at the Global Startup Ecosystem 
  57. Kami Arkorful Head of Outreach at Ghana Tech Summit 
  58. Abigail Amsab Tetteh Outreach Lead at Global Startup Ecosystem 
  59. Leticia Boateng Outreach Lead at Global Startup Ecosystem 
  60. Rose Désaugust Head of Health Tech at Haiti Tech Summit 

RSVP via eventbrite here. For more information on tickets, sponsorships and partnerships, please email the team at events@globalstartupecosystem.com

Her Future Summit Global Announces Semifinalists for Startup Lab Pitch Competition

In Response to Coronavirus Outbreak- Global Startup Ecosystem (GSE) Announces “Responsibility Protocol” for 54 Tech Summits Scheduled for 2020

March 6, 2020, [New York, USA] Global Startup Ecosystem (GSE) announced a historic scale of 54 tech summits at Davos in an effort to accelerate stakeholder commitments to the 17 Sustainable Development Goals.  As the fastest growing tech community of pioneers with purpose, GSE, gathers thousands of innovative influencers each year with the goal of creating tech hubs in emerging market countries. In light of recent safety concerns regarding the Coronavirus outbreak, GSE will institute its first global “Responsibility Protocol”. This protocol will be in place to support summit stakeholders with accurate information to plan ahead and make strategic decisions. 

Here are the top 3 reasons the Global Startup Ecosystem is initiating this plan: 

  1. Protect our global delegates: GSE galvanizes close to 75,000 delegates from around the world via its global summits. To ensure the safety of global delegates, stakeholders and facilitators, all events scheduled for spring and summer will be postponed to the fall and rescheduled as virtual summit programs. All fall programs are moving forward as planned. 
  2. Protect the Legacy of Global Partners: The GSE partnership network has scaled to 140+ organizations within a few short years. To ensure that partners are not compromised from potential safety risks, GSE will re-affirm and announce partners moving forward with the new “Responsibility Protocol” structure in upcoming weeks. Our partners are committed to our global efforts and have a history of going above and beyond to support our mission. In 2017 GSE launched the 13 year initiative in Haiti- hitting 83 million social media impressions with the iconic Haiti Tech Summit. In 2018 it expanded the mission to 11 summits which included record breaking numbers at the Space Tech Summit and the Ghana Tech Summit. In 2019 the mission extended to 23 summits around the world with over 88 global partners. 
  3. Protect the Event Industry Ecosystem: As thousands of programs are being cancelled and adjusted on a rapid scale, GSE is making an early announcement on its plans for the entire year to empower  stakeholders with strategic choice and early planning.

The updated Global Startup Ecosystem (GSE) calendar is below: 

  • Her Future Summit (March 31st 2020) Virtual: Featuring 100 global speakers and partners and 1000 digital delegates.  RSVP via Herfuturesummit.org.
  • Global Health summit (May 28, 2020) Virtual: Featuring global experts on health care to prepare delegates for COVID-19 effects and other health care concerns. 
  • Haiti Tech Summit-(Fall 2020) In-Person. Royal Decameron Beach Resort, Haiti: 4th annual gathering. Each year Haiti hosts 100 global speakers and close to 1000+ global ecosystem influencers with the mission of turning Haiti into a major tech hub by 2030. Previous headline speakers include the President of Haiti, Ben Horowitz-investor in Facebook, Jack Dorsey-founder of Twitter, and Vicky Jeudy – celebrity actor from Netflix’s Orange is the New Black. RSVP via HaitiTechSummit.com.
  • Future Tech Week series In Person moved to fall. RSVP for Space Tech Summit , VR Tech Summit, Blockchain Tech Summit, Ai Tech Summit and Nano Tech Summit RSVP via RSVP via GSE Eventbrite. 
  • Africa Future Summit September 18, 2020 – New York City, USA UNGA WEEK – The 3rd annual program.  RSVP via africafuturesummit.com. . 
  • Europe Future Summit September 25, 2020  – New York City, USA UNGA WEEK – The 2nd annual program.  RSVP via GSE Eventbrite Newly announced, Caribbean Future Summit, Asia Future Summit, Latin America Future Summit, Middle East Future Summit RSVP via GSE Eventbrite. 
  • Diaspora Return Summit (Fall 2020) Virtual RSVP via GSE Eventbrite. 
  • Future Tech Summit Dubai, UAE. (October 21, 2020) In-Person RSVP via Futuretechsummit.org.
  • Middle East Tour- Saudi Tech Summit and Qatar Tech Summit RSVP via GSE Eventbrite
  • Caribbean Tour – DR Tech Summit, Jamaica Tech summit , Barbados Tech Summit moved to virtual RSVP via GSE Eventbrite
  • Ghana Tech Summit- Labadi Beach Hotel, the 3rd annual  program will return on December 2020 with 3000+ participants. RSVP via GhanaTechSummit.com.
  • Africa Tour- Accelerating Africa into the Future: via the largest tech tour on the continent. In 2019 GSE hosted 10 tech summits in Africa. For 2020 they will host 20 summits across Africa virtually and in person. Second Editions of Nigeria Tech Summit, Kenya Tech Summit, South Africa, Rwanda Tech Summit, Ethiopia Tech Summit, Egypt Tech Summit, Morocco Tech Summit, Nigeria, Benin Tech Summit,  Togo Tech Summit. Newly added first editions of Senegal,  Cote D’ Ivoire, Liberia, Uganda, Botswana,  Algeria, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Madagascar, Congo. RSVP Via Africa Future Summit Eventbrite

As the series continues to onboard more global partners, GSE will have accelerated ecosystems in 170+ countries by 2030. To submit your interest to join the initiative, submit an email inquiry to info@globalstartupecosystem.com

About: Global Startup Ecosystem (GSE): is the leading ecosystem platform that supports global development by hosting the world’s first and largest digital accelerator and via its iconic tech summit programs in target countries around the world. With a mission to educate, inspire and prepare startup communities for the digital age, GSE brings together both private and public stakeholders to address humanity’s greatest challenges via tech and entrepreneurship. 

GSE is now the fastest growing tech and business community. GSE’s online network accelerates 1000+ companies a year across 90+ countries in 7 key regions-Africa, Asia, America, Caribbean, Europe, Latin America and the  Middle East with a focus in frontier tech industries such as Space , Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, and more. GSE’s offline network supports 75,000+ global delegates a year via its iconic tech summits. 

Global Startup Ecosystem Team

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