World’s First & Largest Digital Accelerator Returns for 4th Annual Program for Africa, America, Asia, Caribbean, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East

[March 15, 2019- New York, USA] Global Startup Ecosystem (GSE)  returns with the 4th annual digital startup accelerator program to be hosted in 7 global regions. Accepted companies each receive $100k in prizes and perks alongside year round digital mentorship and support.

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 and 1020 companies completing the program in 2018. With 140 global partners, GSE seeks innovators for the 2019 series which will be facilitated by over 50 global speakers. Apply via our google doc form.

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 on a rolling basis between March 15th- August 15th. The program is free. No equity ask. No obligation.

The 2019 accelerator dates are:

August 1512:00pm-1:00pmGSE Information Session / Orientation
August 1912:00pm – 3:00pm ESTGSE Ideation and Product Development
August 2012:00pm – 3:00pm ESTGSE Customer Acquisition & Growth Hacking
August 2112:00pm – 3:00pm ESTGSE Marketing: Press Hacking, Social Media, Content Strategy
August 2212:00pm – 3:00pm ESTGSE Funding & Pitching: How to Raise $250k+ in 6 Months
August 2312:00pm – 3:00pm ESTGSE Pitch Off Demo Day

September- November Online Meetups 

September 1-30No Online SessionsGSE Meetups/ Assignments/ Virtual Summit Access
September 612:00pm-1:00pmGSE Information Session/ Report Card Review
September 2712:00pm-1:00pmGSE Information Session/ Report Card Review
October 1-30No Online SessionsGSE Meetups/ Assignments/ Virtual Summit Access
October 1312:00pm-1:00pmGSE Information Session/ Report Card Review
October 3112:00pm-1:00pmGSE Information Session/ Report Card Review
November 412:00pm-1:00pmGSE Graduation Day
November 5-15Various Times TBAGSE Program transition feedback meetings

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.


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.


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.

Apply by March 1 for GES 2019

LAST CALL! Apply to GES 2019 Before the Deadline!GEN is proud to once again serve as the lead private sector partner in support of the 
Global Entrepreneurship Summit. GES 2019 invites the world’s most exciting entrepreneurs with transformative solutions in one of five focus areas – Agriculture/Food, Connectivity, Energy, Health, or Water – to this year’s ninth annual summit hosted by the United States and the Netherlands in The Hague, June 4-5, 2019.  

If you’re an entrepreneur with a scalable enterprise in one of this year’s focus sectors, this could be a game-changing opportunity for you! Entrepreneurs who apply and are invited will join investors, business leaders, policymakers and ecosystem partners at this premier global event. 

It’s not too late! Apply to join by March 1.

GES 2019: The Future Now
At GES 2019, we expect 2,000 participants, including 1,200 entrepreneurs, 400 investors, and 400 policymakers from more than 120 countries. Business, government, and non-government leaders representing trillions of dollars of investment funding are waiting to meet you.

GES 2019 will be a two-day interactive event, with an inspiring program aimed at facilitating new partnerships. Matchmaking and networking at GES 2019 will give entrepreneurs an opportunity to showcase their solutions, share their insights and, perhaps, to meet that next partner or investor to help scale-up and make a deal that matters! For entrepreneurs invited to attend, hotel accommodations are provided in The Hague.

We hope you will consider applying or share this with someone who should!

Apply via: https://www.ges2019.org/application