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 20,000 attendees.
In 2017, over 2,600 startups, 1,600 investors, and 600 journalists from over 130 countries gathered to Slush to drive business, and to experience the phenomenal atmosphere.
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 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 2018 brings impact-driven entrepreneurs together to accelerate their business, attract additional financing, and build long-lasting networks.
SLUSH GIA Local Pitching Competition Kosovo will take place on September 12th 2018 from 14:00 - 18:00 at Innovation Centre Kosovo. Use the FORM below to apply (Deadline: September 7th).
IN 2018, 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 the potential to scale
• Have skills and drive to succeed
• Have at least one working prototype
GIA 2018 brings impact-driven entrepreneurs from emerging markets to Helsinki to accelerate their business, attract additional financing, and build long-lasting networks. For all selected entrepreneurs, we offer one-on-one, pre-event coaching online and Helsinki BootCamp program from November 27–December 6, 2018 culminating in Slush.
SLUSH Final Selection Committee selects the GIA 2018 finalists by hosting live interviews. The winning startup will attend SLUSH event in Helsinki (Finland), December 4-5, 2018.
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