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Present your business idea to get an opportunity to be admitted to the Global Impact Accelerator program in Helsinki (all travel and expenses and the registration fee will be paid for the winners).
15 startups teams will be admitted to the GIA Slush Pitch competition. A Jury of national and international experts will select the best three teams who will be given the possibility to present again to Slush experts via Skype. The winning team will be admitted to participate to the 2017 Slush Bootcamp in Helsinki.

Organizers:

When?

Wednesday June 28, 2017

Where?

Centro Metropolitano de Diseno (Algarrobo 1041)

WHAT IS SLUSH GLOBAL IMPACT ACCELERATOR?

Slush Global Impact Accelerator (GIA) is a program created in collaboration with the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland and other multiple partners globally. The purpose is to support impact- driven startups and showcase the exciting business opportunities in emerging markets, which are also vital for implementing the Agenda 2030 and solving complex challenges. In addition, the program focuses on strengthening the networks between the impact actors, engaging the Nordic community with the global impact entrepreneurs, and enhancing the mobilization of capital towards impactful business.

GIA 2017 brings impact-driven entrepreneurs from emerging markets to Helsinki to accelerate their business, attract additional financing, and build long-lasting networks. The program includes online pre-event coaching and Helsinki BootCamp program from November 25– December 2, 2017 culminating in Slush.

IN 2017, WE ARE LOOKING FOR IMPACT STARTUPS THAT:

• Have the vision to solve pressing challenges globally
• Have a business idea that has gained some traction, but is still in an early phase
• Have a solution that supports the sustainable development goals (SDGs)
• Have potential to scale
• Have skills and drive to succeed
• Have at least one working prototype

 

WHAT IS SLUSH?

During what is – let’s be honest – the sh*ttiest weather season of the year, Slush brings together the leading actors of the global tech scene to Helsinki for something very special. Described by many as “Burning Man meets TED”, the event has grown in just a few short years to 17,500 attendees and 1 million live stream viewers. In 2016, over 2,300 startups, 1,100 venture capitalists, and 600 journalists from over 120 countries went to Slush to drive business, and to experience the phenomenal atmosphere.