Jun 22, 2016 Olga Balakina
Slush Global Impact Accelerator is a program created in collaboration with the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland and multiple partners globally. Organized for the second time, the purpose of the program is to support startups that are looking to solve some of the most pressing global challenges.
We at Slush believe in power of global communities. Founders taking part in the Global Impact Accelerator Program do not only represent their company and world-changing idea but also their culture and region. The program highlights the importance of curiosity and drive to explore and connect with other entrepreneurs.
In 2015, we received a total of 770 applications for the Pitching Competitions that were organized by our global partners. Due to the massively growing international interest, we decided to expand the program to cover even more hubs and cities near and far. This year, all in all 20 hubs will be hosting the Pitching Competitions, and 40 entrepreneurs will have a chance to become a part of the Slush Impact movement.
The accelerator program builds on collaboration with local technology hubs. The aim is to help the communities to build international connections and help the local founders forward.
“Slush is a great opportunity to keep connecting Mexican entrepreneurs with the rest of the world, helping strengthen them with a global growth vision. With a great mix of business acumen and social awareness, Mexican entrepreneurs are ready to proof themselves in a mano-a-mano with the best entrepreneurs from all over the world.” – Mario Romero, Startup Mexico
“Tunisia is becoming the region’s next startup hotspot. High unemployment rates among the graduated youth has pushed them to explore alternative paths to concretize their dreams and assert their ambitions. MDI and CJD are taking the startup ecosystem to a new level, by organizing the Slush Global Impact Accelerator in Tunisia for the first time.” – Ghazi Benahmed, The Mediterranian Development Initiative
“Bangladesh is delighted to be one of the locations where the Slush 2016 Global Accelerator Program is taking place! We are a country teeming with talent and ideas that we are excited to get to share with the world and further build on Bangladesh’s startup scene. We hope this year’s program serves as a rewarding creative platform for everyone involved.” – Ashraf Abir, Mlab, Bangladesh
There has been growing interest in investing in emerging markets, especially in Southeast Asia. Our speakers, Kay-Mok Ku (Gobi), Soo Boon Koh (I-Globe), Kaspar Hadiyat (Koro Partners) were joined by Jorel Chan, who is the head of Investment Operations for Slush. Their discussion ranged from: personal insights, their experiences, as well as how Southeast Asia has […]
I am my Rival who Drives me Chika Terada, the co-founder and CEO of Sansan kicked off his speech proposing to disclose his own stories. Last year, he tried to come up with a profound lecture. But then he realized, he’s not in a position to lecture. This year, he told the audience that instead, […]
The day 1 at Dialogue Stage was a success. With having engaging speakers and the smooth-as-ever facilitation, some talks had really sought the core aspects of the entrepreneur mindset. Here, we will address three out of the seven dialogues. Cross Border Business Strategy: How to build your own brand in this society? Welcoming Techstars as […]
A dream isn’t something that is final, it’s something that should constantly be updated and thoroughly thought about with the aim to achieve it. Miku Hirano is the founder and CEO of Cinnamon, a company that is dedicated to “remove all unnecessary work from the world by using AI.” At a glance, Miku seems to […]
The winner of Slush Tokyo pitching contest has been announced – congrats, Clarity K.K.! Their matchmaking platform helps women who are returning to the realm of work after having kids. The work-life balance for women in Japan is a tricky issue, and Clarity K.K. tackles the challenges of traditional work arrangements by enabling women to identify the […]
Helen Tung, Emergent Tech advisor and MINERVA fellow at the EU, moderated the conversation between Takahiro Nakamura (Director and COO at ispace) and Kazuo Ishigame (Co-founder and COO at Infostellars) on how to make it in space. Welcome to the space age. These two will be your guides. Ispace aims to develop spacecraft technology to extend […]
Yat Siu is the founder and CEO of Outblaze , an award-winning digital services company specializing in things such as gaming, cloud, AI, and smartphone software. He sold Outblaze’s services to IBM ten years ago, pivoting the company to digital entertainment services. Siu is a bit of a tech legend, according to many: the online […]
Slush Tokyo 2019 Pitch Contest Semi-finalists Announced! It has been a great turn out at the Pitching Stage at this year’s Slush Tokyo. 40 contestants pitched in today’s contest. Not surprisingly, even greater ideas and concepts were presented in front of an eager and curious audience and judges. Contestants’ ideas and talks were diverse: from […]
We collect cookies to make your experience here smoother.