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- July 15th. The program is free. No equity ask. No obligation.

The 2019 accelerator dates are:

  • Asia August 5-6, 2019  8am-11am EST
  • America:  August 7-8 @ 6-9 EST
  • Middle East:  August 12-13 9am-12pm EST
  • Europe:  August 14-15, 2019 @1-4pm EST
  • Caribbean:  14-15 EST 6-9pm EST
  • Africa:  August 19-21, 2019 12pm-3pm EST

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

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

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