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The First Europe Startup Digital Accelerator: We accelerate 100 companies to market each year. Our 2-day accelerator program is open to all small businesses, startups, and freelancers connected to Europe. Each application round is rolling admission until we select our top 100. We then select the top 10 companies from the applicant pool to pitch investors on demo day. Top 3 are announced the next day and proceed to get capital investment with our investor network.

The program has several components.

  • Part 1 Startup Development: First is the accelerator program that includes intense startup development training followed by an online demo day for the top ten companies to pitch investors, press and global accelerator directors.
  • Part 2 Mentorship: Once companies complete the program- they are given access to monthly startup development training with mentorship from successful entrepreneurs.
  • Part 3 Progress & Investment: Companies are given an opportunity to submit updates on their companies 2x per year to and pitch our investor network for capital.

Accelerator Program Dates:

Apply to join the first digital accelerator! The program accepts 100 companies amongst thousands of applications each year. We’re bringing the learnings of top startup development tactics right to you. Leverage hours of jam packed strategies, advice, and resources.

PLEASE NOTE- THIS IS AN ONLINE PROGRAM. LOG IN DETAILS WILL BE SENT TO ACCEPTED COMPANIES. 

Date: January 25-26, 2017(Wednesday-Thursday) 7pm-10pm London Time
Agenda

Day 1 January 25, 2017- Business Boot Camp

  • 7pm-7:15 Orientation
  • 7:15-7:30 How to Launch a Company in 24 Hours 
  • 7:30-8:00 Ideation, MVP & Product Development 
  • 8:00-8:30 Customer Acquisition- How to Acquire 100k Users for Free 
  • 8:30-9:30 Press & Marketing & Funding- How to Raise Capital in 6 Months 
  • 9:30-10:00 Q/A

Day 2 January 26, 2017- Business Boot Camp

  • 7pm-7:15 Review
  • 7:15-7:30 Workshop Partner- Send Grid & Lean Startup 
  • 7:30-8:00 Entrepreneur Keynotes
  • 8:00-9:00 Top 10 Pitch Demo Night
  • 9:00-10:00 Q/A With the Judges

More Prizes TBA: 

  • SendGrid Package: $1,560 worth of credits with SendGrid ($129.95 / month for 12 months)
  • Tech Event Package: VIP tickets to Haiti Tech Summit- the biggest largest conference in the Caribbean. The winning team will receive (2 tickets, value of $995 each)

Previous Community Partners/Speakers:

Inc Magazine Arabia, IBM Global Entrepreneur, Tech Stars, Mass Challenge, Draper University, Singularity University and more!

More information at www.GlobalStartupEcosystem.com.


GSE Partner

Christine Souffrant Ntim is a Haitian-American entrepreneur with over 7 years business management experience across 30+countries. She was selected for Forbes 30 Under 30, AdAge 40 Under 40, Haiti Changemakers 1804 List, and Caribbean Change Makers 30 Under 30 in 2016. She speaks on leadership, disruptive entrepreneurship, and exponential tech AI, VR, Robotics at the United Nations, TEDx, European Union Forum and over 20+ global conferences each year. She also interviews top influencers in the Middle East as the Managing Chapter Director of Startup Grind Dubai, powered by Google for Entrepreneurs. Her entrepreneurial journey started with Vendedy a social network connecting global travelers to street markets. The innovative platform was featured in Forbes, Entrepreneur Magazine, Huffington Post, Inc Magazine, IBM Global Entrepreneur, Microsoft, the Clinton Global Initiative, Master Card Priceless Pitch, SheKnowsMedia Pitch, Chivas Venture Million Dollar Prize, Forbes Million Dollar Prize Top 40, SOCAP Gratitude Network, and Digital Entertainment World. Her efforts to digitize a $10 trillion dollar street market economy by centralizing the world’s 200,000 street markets was also featured in alumni networks at Singularity@NASA, Draper University, Dartmouth College Alumni Magazine, and Hult International Business School Magazine.Today, Christine is an award-winning keynote speaker, traveler and serial entrepreneur who builds startup ecosystems for entrepreneurs.  www.Csouffrantntim.com.

Guest Speakers: More To Be Announced

Kerstin Karu is an entrepreneurship facilitator, working with universities, accelerators and government institutions across the world that seek to empower startup growth through LaunchPad Central’s unique lean innovation software founded by Steve Blank. Simultaneously, Kerstin helps startup founders succeed on a global scale by providing them with personal and business development-focused training as a startup advisor within the Draper University network. In the past, Kerstin co-founded Blast Innovations, a Silicon Valley-based marketing software company, for which she was chosen in the Forbes Estonia 30 Under 30 list in 2015. Kerstin has also worked as a market research analyst for the largest automotive appearance products company Turtle Wax, started a fashion eCommerce business while at university, and presented as a TEDx speaker in the United Kingdom.

Chiara Massironi (chiara.massironi@sendgrid.com) Chiara is one of our newest team-members, based in London and working closely with Anna Bofill (EMEA Team Lead at SendGrid), she focuses on building relationships with startups and accelerators across the EMEA region. Chiara has been working within the startup eco-system for several years, visiting over 200 European tech companies and being responsible for the UK market in her previous company, source{d}. Prior to this, Chiara worked in for an e-commerce startup where she was involved with Marketing, Sales and Customer Care. Speak to Chiara about: Community Development, Tech recruitment, Sales and Marketing

Guest Judges: More To Be Announced

Teddy Kim- Venture Director at Mustard Seed Impact-Former Analyst at BlackRock in London, Research Assistant at the Yale School of Medicine and Research Fellow at the Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California. Experience includes coordinating community partnerships for an urban agriculture start-up, leading team of 200 student volunteers at nationally recognized medical center, teaching junior secondary school in the Central Region of Ghana and pursuing passion for the violin at the Hollywood Bowl, Walt Disney Concert Hall, Mozarteum and Smetana Hall.

 

Managing Partner @Starta Capital & Accelerator- Starta Accelerator is an initiative of the Moscow-based VC fund Starta Capital and is designed to bring together, inspire and accelerate growth of select East European startups. This is the first program that aims to enable East European startups to gain traction in United States and achieve seed and Round A funding.