Global Startup Ecosystem Announces 2020 GSE Academy Program- To Train the Next Generation of Entrepreneurs and Business Leaders

February 10, 2020, [New York, USA] The Global Startup Ecosystem builds tech ecosystems via annual accelerator programs and major tech summits. 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. With access to over 88 corporate and stakeholder partners, GSE is pleased to announce the next edition of its core multi week training program providing entrepreneurs access to top experts and influencers in tech and business. 

Only 50-100 will be selected per cohort. Admission is rolling until full. The 2020 GSE Academy program will take place in the following regions: 

  • GSE HQ- New York, USA 
    • Summer 2020 Program July 6- August 14, 2020 
    • Fall 2020 Program August 17-September 25, 2020 
  • GSE HQ- Accra, Ghana
    • Winter Program December 1-December 22, 2020 

GSE Academy  Curriculum 

  • GSE Accelerator Bootcamp Training: Ideation, Product Development, Customer Acquisition, Funding Development, Press and Marketing Development 
  • GSE Career Bootcamp Training: Personal Branding, Leadership Development, SDG and Social Impact, Design thinking, etc 
  • GSE Partner Sessions: Content topic series by GSE global partners 

GSE Academy Perks 

  1. GSE Ecosystem Orientation Training (Review and overview on business and tech ecosystem in target countries within the fellowship to prepare fellows for arrival)
  2. GSE Ecosystem Career Training ( 1-3 Day training program to help fellows build their personal brand, career development plan and business plans in new markets)
  3. GSE Speaker Training (Learn how to be a public speaker and promote your business and personal brand)
  4. GSE Corporate Tours and session training at Fortune 500 companies
  5. GSE Experience Package (Accommodation for the entire duration of the program + 10 free meals); Visas and flight costs are not included. 
  6. GSE Tech Summit Access (VIP access to GSE tech summits with exclusive access to speakers and sponsors)
  7. GSE Deal room access (access to exclusive VIP programs, tours and VIP seating at all GSE tech summit programs)
  8. GSE Community (private community network with other academy participants and ecosystem stakeholders ) 
  9. GSE Accelerator Program (Access to GSE annual accelerator program content sessions;)
  10. GSE Demo Day (Showcase opportunity at the culmination of the program to connect with investors, media and potential business clients)

GSE Academy Agenda (Typical Day)

  • 7:00am Wake up 
  • 8:30am Shuttle Bus to Corporate Office 
  • 9:30am am Arrival and Welcome 
  • 10:00 am Design Thinking and Marketing Training 
  • 12:00pm Lunch at the United Nations Hall 
  • 1:00pm Ecosystem Tour to An Incubator 
  • 3:00pm Workshop session with corporate partner 
  • 5:00pm Wrap up meeting 
  • 6:00pm Dinner Time 
  • 7:00pm Networking event in New York City 

The program is $14,000 USD per participant. Early bird delegates who apply by March 1st pay the subsidized rate. Accepted fellows will receive detailed instructions on how to pay for the program tuition package which includes accommodation. 

Applications and interviews will occur on a rolling basis. We suggest you submit your application and payment by March 1st for preferred access. 

  • Early admission deadline for the Summer Program is March 1st at $11,000 USD. 
  • Final Deadline for the Summer Program is  April 1st. 
  • Early admission deadline for the Fall and Winter Program is April 1st at  $11,000 USD. 
  • Final Deadline for the Fall and Winter Program is May 1st. 

Apply here: https://forms.gle/UQfAPWNrasEdcTc47 

Next Steps

  • Applications are reviewed within 1 week.
  • After we receive your application, you will be invited for an  interview from one of our GSE representatives.
  • If accepted, you will receive a welcome package notification and details for orientation. 

About: Global Startup Ecosystem (GSE): is the world’s first and largest digital accelerator. With a mission to educate, inspire and prepare startup communities for the digital age, creates an entire digital startup ecosystem experience. 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 50,000+ global delegates a year via its iconic tech summits. 

Global Startup Ecosystem Team

(E) info@globalstartupecosystem.com 

(W) www.globalstartupecosystem.com 

Global Startup Ecosystem Launches GSE TV- Featuring Emerging Tech Hubs of the World

February 3, 2020, [New York, USA]  The Global Startup Ecosystem builds tech ecosystems via annual accelerator programs and major tech summits. 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. 

To showcase the tech ecosystem building efforts of the platform, GSE is launching GSE TV 2020-2030. The TV channel will feature video recaps of summit experiences around the world, content pieces from ecosystem builders and behind the scenes documentaries highlighting emerging startup tech hubs. 

The first phase of the series will release recap videos of global tech summits hosted in Haiti, Ghana, Dubai, etc.  The second phase of videos will feature content pieces of ecosystem builders within local markets. The third and final phase of videos will highlight the history and players in emerging tech communities. 

Subscribe to the channel for updates on upcoming video releases here: https://www.youtube.com/c/GlobalStartupEcosystem

About: Global Startup Ecosystem (GSE): is the world’s first and largest digital accelerator. With a mission to educate, inspire and prepare startup communities for the digital age, creates an entire digital startup ecosystem experience. 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 25,000+ global delegates a year via its iconic tech summits. 

Global Startup Ecosystem Team

(E) info@globalstartupecosystem.com 

(W) www.globalstartupecosystem.com

Announced at Davos – The 2020 Launch of 54 Global Summits Preparing Humanity for the 4th Industrial Revolution

January 24, 2020, [Davos, Switzerland] The Global Startup Ecosystem is  hosting a historic series of tech summits around the world to help government and corporate initiatives succeed in achieving the 17 Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. 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. 

RSVP here: http://globalstartupecosystemevents.eventbrite.com

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 expanded to 23 summits around the world with over 88 global partners such as Forbes8, Linkedin, Github, YMCA, Mastercard, SAP, SAP Next-Gen, United Nations Foundation, DigitalOcean, Facebook, Microsoft, Grow with Google, Flat Iron, Africa Future Fund, US Embassy of Haiti, Diaspora Affairs President Office of Ghana, Google Cloud, Amazon Web Services, IBM Cloud, Hubspot, WeWork, Sendgrid, United Nations, Draper University, Meventum, Barclays Rise, Ghana Tech Week, In5 Dubai, Westerwelle Startup Haus, Allure Hub, etc. 

The Global Startup Ecosystem (GSE) will host a historic scale up to 54 global tech summits that will welcome over 45,000 global delegates. 

Future Leaders

  • Her Future Summit Series (March 2020): In 2018, GSE hosted the first Her Future Summit in Port au Prince, Haiti. In 2019 the series scaled to 3 cities – New York (USA), London (UK), Dubai (UAE). The initiative hosted the Her Future Accelerator program in partnership with Google, Wework, SAP, Rise Barclays in New York and London; preparing women for the future. For 2020 the Her Future Summit series will expand to 5 cities during the month of March- Washington DC, San Francisco California, New York, London (United Kingdom), Accra (Ghana), Port au Prince (Haiti). The accelerator will return and target pioneers of Africa with a 4 week program in Accra, Ghana. #HerFutureSummit To Accelerate Humanity’s success with #5 of the Sustainable Development Goals- Gender Equality. Her Future Summit will be the world’s most exclusive event featuring tech investors, entrepreneurs and influencers creating and leveraging platforms to advance women. RSVP via Herfuturesummit.org.

Future Topics 

  • Future Tech Week (September 2020): In 2018, GSE hosted  Space Tech Summit, Blockchain Tech Summit and Ai Tech Summit in partnership with Draper University, Galvanize and Wework. In 2019 the series expanded as Future Tech Week with Ai, Tech Summit, Blockchain Tech Summit, VR Tech Summit, Nano Tech Summit hosted in partnership with Microsoft in New York City and with Space Tech Summit hosted at NASA Ames in Silicon Valley and Marriott Hotel. For 2020, Future Tech Week returns with all 5 exponential technology programs welcoming 1000 global delegates in September 2020. RSVP via vrtechsummit.org, blockchaintechsummit.org, aitechsummit.org, and nanotechsummit.org.
  • Global Future Week (September 2020): In 2018 the regional summit targeting heads of states, tech moguls and media influencers started with Africa Future Summit. In 2019 the series added Europe Future Summit. In 2020, the series will expand to the 
    • 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 europefuturesummit.org. 
    • Newly announced, Caribbean Future Summit, Asia Future Summit, Latam Future Summit, MENA Future Summit, Diaspora Return Summit 

Future Nations 

  • Global Tech Summits (June-December 2020)
  • Caribbean Tour (June)
    • Haiti Tech Summit– Royal Decameron Beach Resort, Haiti: 4th annual gathering returns on June 5-6, 2020. 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.
    • Newly announced, DR Tech Summit, Jamaica Tech summit, Cuba Tech Summit, Barbados Tech Summit 
  • Latin America Tour (October)
    • Brazil Tech Summit newly announced. 
  • Middle East Tour (October)
    • Future Tech Summit- Dubai, UAE.  October 21, 2020. RSVP via Futuretechsummit.org. With the 2nd edition of Saudi Tech Summit and 1st edition of Qatar Tech Summit. 
  • Africa Future Summit Tour (November-December)
    • 20 Country 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. 
    • Ghana Tech Summit- Labadi Beach Hotel, the 3rd annual  program will return on December 3, 2020 with 3000+ participants. RSVP via GhanaTechSummit.com.
    • 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

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 2019 GSE Report

ATTN: Global Startup Ecosystem 

RE: 2019 GSE Report 

Memo: Welcome Letter 

The Global Startup Ecosystem (GSE) was founded in 2015 to be a central platform for tech ecosystem building around the world. 

In just a few years, we are the largest digital accelerator program in the world graduating 1000 companies annually and the fastest growing tech summit community welcoming on average 25,000+ participants each year. Each year we grow our partner ecosystem to bring awareness to the business opportunities in emerging markets and expose local ecosystems to international opportunities. 

Please use this summary report as a brief guide and overview of the 2019 fiscal year. 

We hope to work with you as we build ecosystems around the world together. 

Best, 

Christine Ntim 

Chief Marketing Officer 

www.globalstartupecosystem.com

info@globalstartupecosystem.com 

2019 Summary Recap Summit List 

  1. HAITI TECH SUMMIT 4th Annual Edition this year 2020 . .   (Page 11-14) 
  2. SPACE TECH SUMMIT 3rd Annual Edition this year 2020 .  (Page 15-16) 
  3. VR TECH SUMMIT (Page 18) 
  4. BLOCKCHAIN TECH SUMMIT 3rd Annual Edition this year 2020       (Page 19-20) 
  5. AI TECH SUMMIT 3rd Annual Edition this year 2020     (Page 21) 
  6. NANO TECH SUMMIT (Page 22) 
  7. HER FUTURE SUMMIT NYC   (Page 23) 
  8. HER FUTURE SUMMIT LONDON (Page 24) 
  9. FUTURE TECH SUMMIT (DUBAI)   (Page 25-27) 
  10. SAUDI TECH SUMMIT .   (Page 28) 
  11. EUROPE FUTURE SUMMIT (Page 29) 
  12. DIASPORA ROADMAP 2030 (Page 31)
  13. DIASPORA RETURN SUMMIT   (Page 32)
  14. YEAR OF RETURN LONDON, NYC, SILICON VALLEY, DUBAI  (Page 33) 
  15. AFRICA FUTURE SUMMIT 3rd Annual Edition this year 2020    (Page 34-35) 
  16. SOUTH AFRICA TECH SUMMIT   (Page 37) 
  17. RWANDA TECH SUMMIT (Page 38) 
  18. ETHIOPIA TECH SUMMIT (Page 39) 
  19. EGYPT TECH SUMMIT (Page 40) 
  20. KENYA TECH SUMMIT (Page 41-42) 
  21. NIGERIA TECH SUMMIT  (Page 43-44) 
  22. GHANA TECH SUMMIT 3rd Annual Edition this year 2020     (Page 45-47) 
  23. MOROCCO TECH SUMMIT 
  24. BENiN TECH SUMMIT 
  25. TOGO TECH SUMMIT

ATTN: Global Startup Ecosystem 

RE: 2019 GSE Report 

Haiti Tech Summit Inspired a global revolution in 2017. With over 83 million social media impressions, it kicked off requests to expand to other emerging markets. In 2018 GSE expanded the mission to 11 countries. Last year the series scaled to 23 summits (ten across Africa). 54 summits are scheduled for 2020. 


20152016 201720182019
GSE Summits 1111123
GSE Accelerator 100Startups 500Startups 750Startups 1000Startups 1000Startups 

ATTN: Global Startup Ecosystem 

RE: 2019 GSE Report

Africa’s Largest Tech Tour Launches in 10 Countries Across the Continent

Africa’s Largest Tech Tour Launches in 10 Countries Across the Continent

ATTN: Annual Africa Future Summit Tour 

DATE: November 12 – December 20th, 2019 

LOCATION: Various Locations 

MEMO: An initiative hosted in partnership with Forbes8, the YMCA, the Africa Future Fund, and the Global Startup Ecosystem. 

[September 20, 2019 – New York, USA] The Africa Future Fund will sponsor the largest tech tour across the African continent scheduled for November – December 2019. The Africa Future Summit tour will bring together heads of states, pioneers, business moguls, media influencers and cultural activists in key tech hubs such as South Africa, Rwanda, Kenya , Ethiopia , Egypt, Morocco, Nigeria, Cote D’Ivoire and Ghana. The initiative is hosted in partnership with Forbes8, the YMCA, Github and the Global Startup Ecosystem. 

The tour will teach fundamentals of frontier tech investments, startup development and ecosystem building via exclusive sessions with award winning local and international experts. Each country will feature its on combination of on site workshop training, networking round tables, live Q/A sessions with speakers and sponsors, attendee spotlight features, exhibitor showcase demos and VIP networking dinners and after parties. To accelerate developments within Africa’s tech ecosystem, the agenda curriculum will include training sessions on future technologies (Ai, Blockchain, Virtual Reality, Space, Nanotechnology, Internet of Things etc) and career development sessions on personal branding, digital entrepreneurship and future of work workshops. 

Historically, the Africa Future Summit launched in 2018 with 300 influencers in New York City. For the 2nd annual Africa Future Summit, 1000 global delegates were welcomed for a week of full activations during the United Nations General Assembly Week in partnership with SAP, Forbes8, Linkedin, Digital Ocean, Grow with Google, Microsoft, and the United Nations. Each year the Africa Future Summit gathers delegates from across Africa and around the world to address and tackle challenges that affect Africa’s future. The summit serves as a platform for influencers who are sourcing innovative solutions and partners that leverage exponential technology to accelerate Africa as the world’s final tech frontier hub. The initiative is a part of a multi year roadmap to 2030 to achieve the 17 Sustainable Development Goals for Africa powered by the Global Startup Ecosystem.

As an affiliate to the Global Startup Ecosystem, The Africa Future Summit boast a speaker network that includes: Jack Dorsey (Founder of Twitter), Ndaba Madela (Grandson of Nelson Mandela/ Chair Africa Rising), Ben Horowitz (Investor Twitter, Facebook), Tim Draper (Investor in Skype, Hotmail etc); Naveen Jain (Founder of Moon Express, Viome etc.); Current President of Haiti Jovenel Moise; Vicky Jeudy from Netflix Orange is the New Black;  and VP+CEOs from Google, Facebook, Airbnb, Uber and more. 

To join the free tour please RSVP here: 

For interests related to speaking, sponsorships, and partnerships, please direct inquiries to  info@africafuturesummit.com.

About Africa Future Summit: Africa Future Summit is the world’s most exclusive event featuring Africa’s growing network of exponential tech influencers. The annual program brings together hundreds of entrepreneurs, investors, pioneers, and creatives under one roof to address the greatest exponential technologies launching across the continent and its future role as the world’s final tech frontier. 

Africa Future Summit Media Team

(E) info@africafuturesummit.com

(W) www.africafuturesummit.com

Announced at Davos – The 2019 Launch of 20 Global Summits Preparing Humanity for the 4th Industrial Revolution

[January 24, 2019, Davos, Switzerland] The Global Startup Ecosystem is hosting a series of tech summits around the world to help government and corporate initiatives succeed in achieving the 17 Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. The theme for the 2019 World Economic Forum is Globalisation 4.0: Shaping a New Architecture in the Age of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. As the fastest growing tech community of pioneers with purpose, GSE, gathers thousands of influencers each year with the goal of creating tech hubs in emerging market countries. The 20 global summits will be centered around 3 key accelerator inspired objectives:

  1. Accelerating Exponential Tech Conversations in Emerging Markets: GSE selected 2 key countries to be beacon examples of rapid ecosystem development over the next 12 years:
  • Haiti Tech Summit- Royal Decameron Beach Resort, Haiti: Deemed the Davos of the Caribbean, the 3rd annual gathering returns on June 20-22nd. 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.
  • Ghana Tech Summit- Kempinski Hotel Gold Coast, Ghana: As the largest tech gathering in West Africa, the summit’s 2ndannual program will return on December 13, 2019 with 5000+ participants. With Ghana being Africa’s fastest growing economy, the summit featured keynotes from Billionaire VC Tim Draper, President of the Diaspora Office- Akwasi Awua Ababio and Deputy Ministry of Communications George Andah. RSVP via GhanaTechSummit.com.
  1. Accelerating Diversity and Future Conversations in Western Markets: Meventum is diversifying the narrative around diversity in future tech by hosting gatherings featuring more women and ethnic minorities in key tech hub cities around the world:
  • Future Tech Week – New York City, USA: In partnership SAP Next Gen, the first global series of Future Tech Week will launch from New York City on September 9-13,2019. The initiative includes a week-long series of tech gatherings on future tech topics which includes VR Tech Summit, Blockchain Tech Summit, Ai Tech Summit,  and Nano Tech Summit. RSVP via vrtechsummit.org, blockchaintechsummit.org, aitechsummit.org, and nanotechsummit.org.
  • Space Tech Summit – Silicon Valley, USA: In partnership with Draper University, the 2nd annual Space tech Summit will take place to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing on July 11, 2019. RSVP via SpaceTechSummit.org.
  • Future Tech Summit- Dubai, UAE. To accelerate humanity’s success with the Sustainable Development Goals, Future Tech Summit launches with a lineup of 100 global speakers and partners in Dubai on October 23, 2019. The global gathering serves to centralize leading social impact applications of future tech solutions that leverage Ai, VR, Nano, space and blockchain technologies. RSVP via Futuretechsummit.org.
  • Her Future Summit- London, UK. To Accelerate Humanity’s success with #5 of the Sustainable Development Goals- Gender Equality, Her Future Summit in partnership with SAP Next-Gen Launches with a Line up of 100 Global Speakers and Partners in San Francisco, New York , DC, and London. Her Future Summit will be the world’s most exclusive event featuring tech investors, entrepreneurs and influencers creating or leveraging platforms to advance women. RSVP via Herfuturesummit.org.
  1. Accelerating Africa into the Future: via the largest tech tour on the continent. Meventum ends the year with Africa, centralizing the conversation around how the world will transform with Africa as a core hub of innovation.
  • Africa Future Summit 2019 – New York City, USA – The 2nd annual program brings together hundreds of entrepreneurs, investors, pioneers, and creatives under one roof to address the greatest exponential technologies launching across the continent and its future role as the world’s final tech frontier. RSVP via africafuturesummit.org.
  • Africa Future Summit Tech Tour 2019- To accelerate developments within Africa’s tech ecosystem, Africa Future Summit is to host the largest tech tour across the continent from October- December 2019. The tour will target 10 countries such as Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya, Ethiopia, Egypt, Morocco, Senegal, Rwanda, Tanzania, Djibouti, and Cote D’ Ivoire. The summit will end with the culminating Ghana Tech Summit featuring 100 global speakers on December 13, 2019. This will be the largest tech tour across the continent, welcoming close to 500 speakers and 5000+ guests across the tour. The Africa Tech Tour aims to highlight the continent’s network of entrepreneurs, investors, pioneers, and creatives of tomorrow. Each country will feature it’s on combination of onsite workshop training, networking round tables, live Q/A sessions with speakers and sponsors, attendee spotlight features, exhibitor showcase demos and VIP networking dinners and after parties. RSVP via africafuturesummit.org/tour.

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.

Einstein Ntim Speaks at Africa Business Forum (Germany) on Frontier Tech Investments Across the Continent

[September 22, 2018-Dusseldorf, Germany]- Managing Partner- Einstein Ntim will be keynoting at the 6th annual Africa Business Forum in Dusseldorf, Germany to discuss the Future of Tech in Africa. The forum attracts top corporate leaders, government officials and family fund managers that invest in frontier tech opportunities in Africa. Einstein is the chair of Ghana Tech Summit, Partner at Global Startup Ecosystem and a global speaker at global conferences focused on exponential technology in emerging markets.

About Africa Business Forum:

The Forum brings government, business and finance leaders from across Africa and Germany/EU to explore how the can work together in finding and leveraging business opportunity.The past decade hast transformed both perceptions and realities in Africa. Businesses are flourishing; from telecoms & banking to agriculture & mining, attracted by the rising middle class and the continent’s natural resources. Despite all the challenges, the continent has become a beacon of hope and part of the solution for  a world faced with increasing challenges. Africa has the potential to be the world’s major driver of growth over the next decades. Demographic project a continent of 2 billion inhabitants by the year 2050.The forum is organized in partnership with the Association of German Family-Owned Businesses BJU/ASU -http://www.familienunternehmer.eu- and leading African Networking platforms.The target is to establish business partnerships via engagement and business exchange between African and German/EU companies and entrepreneurs. Thanks to the strategic support of the German Chamber of Commerce and the Federal Parliarment, the forum has an extensive outreach which includes the 4000  members of the Die Familienunternehmer.The 6th African Business Forum will bring government, business and finance leaders from around the world to Germany to explore how they can work together to ensure and sustain the momentum in order to benefit from the African growth. v

About Global Startup Ecosystem:  Global Startup Ecosystem (GSE): is a central hub designed to educate, inspire and prepare startup communities for the digital age.GSE primarily provides online digital accelerator programs for startup ecosystems in different geographic regions, industry verticals, and impactful topic areas. Regions of focus are: Africa,Asia,America,Caribbean,Europe,Latin America and the Middle East . Frontier tech areas of focus are: Space , Artificial Intelligence, Virtual Reality, Blockchain, Drones IOT (Network + Sensors), Robotics, Synthetic Biology (Nano Tech) and Manufacturing (3d printing). Topic and industries of focus are: Fintech, Ed tech, Health Tech, Sustainable Development Goals. Smart City, Diversity and more.GSE also inspires influential stakeholdership by providing the world’s leading lab platform for training institutional entities such as governments, corporations, foundations, and universities. The GSE Digital Lab trains entities on the key elements of digital innovation and help these entities host customized digital accelerator programs that empowers their respective constituents.We culminate our digital programs by providing unique ecosystem experiences through a series off offline summits, bootcamps, and tours.

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.

GSE Launches 7 Digital Startup Accelerators for Africa, America, Asia, Caribbean, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East

October 1, 2017- New York, USA] Global Startup Ecosystem (GSE)  returns with the 2nd annual digital startup accelerator program to be hosted in 7 global regions. In 2016, 500 companies across 63 countries completed GSE’s digital accelerator program.  As the first and fastest growing digital accelerator in the world, GSE seeks 700 innovators for the 2017 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.

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.

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 by October 1st. The program is free. No equity ask. No obligation.

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 19-21, Asia November 21-23,  Latin America November 21-23. Typical agenda layouts are as follows:

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
  • 8:00-8:15 pm Speaker Keynote TBA
  • 8:15-8:30 pm Speaker Keynote TBA
  • 8:30-9:00 pm GSE Closing Remarks & Q/A

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 TBA
  • 7:00-7:15 pm Speaker Keynote TBA
  • 7:15-7:30 pm Speaker Keynote TBA
  • 7:30-7:45 pm Juge 5 Minute Introductions + Keynotes
  • 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

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

Maggie Chin- Press Lead Secretary

(e)  info@globalstartupecosystem.com

(w) www.GlobalStartupEcosystem.com

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