Whether you’re convincing a potential customer or a potential investor you need to be able to talk about your service or product. Pitching is fundamental, both on a business level and in life in general. Any conversation from the big to the small is about convincing the person you have in front of you. Jillian […]
We’ve reached the moment that Slush GIA entrepreneurs have been waiting for – the Slush GIA Bootcamp. A total of 35 guests from 15 different countries came over to Helsinki for a week full of workshops, smaller gatherings and sessions to prepare them for the main days of Slush. Here are a few of the […]
Only few days left until the showtime! Slush GIA (Slush Global Impact Accelerator, a program created together with the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland and other global partners to help startups in emerging markets and promote sustainable entrepreneurship) will kick off on 27 Nov with the bootcamp program. Although many of the GIA events […]
Training entrepreneurs can be a tricky task, especially if they’re all from different countries and very diverse backgrounds. Besides the week of preparations taking place in Helsinki before Slush, we’re hosting a series of online training workshops for the GIA 2018 founders. This way we are making sure that they have all the resources they […]
Time to introduce you to the last batch of startups we’ve selected for Slush’s Global Impact Accelerator Program of 2018. You can check out the previous posts here. All GIA startups share the same important mission: to offer truly sustainable solutions for emerging markets. That’s where the similarities end – companies come from a wide […]
We’re continuing our series of intros of startups selected for GIA 2018: the aim of the program is to bring the startups attempting to impact on people’s lives and communities in emerging markets forward. How can you fight youth unemployment via an app? How to make giving birth safer at low cost? These, amongst many […]
We’ve just selected more startups to be featured on the Slush GIA 2018 program with the big mission of offering sustainable solutions to – well, everything. These startups are sponsored by International Trade Center, Sais Programme (SAIS), BioFISA II Programme and Serbia Innovation Fund. These funding organizations have one goal in common: to develop and […]
It’s an honor to introduce you to the first five startups from emerging markets selected for the Slush GIA – Global Impact Accelerator – 2018 program with the mission of offering sustainable solutions. All the selected startups will come to Helsinki on 27th November for nine intensive days filled with workshops, side-events and Slush. The […]
As part of our Slush GIA program, a two-day bootcamp with interactive workshops was hosted at The Heartland Incubation Hub – Owerri, Nigeria. Their mission is to support young people in starting their business and help them create new opportunities in emerging markets with developing infrastructures. We were able to catch up with two people: Nina, […]
Throughout the three years of Slush Global Impact Accelerator (GIA), we’ve had more than 70 startups participating in the program and further attending our event in Helsinki. Each year, we catch up with the founders to be able to let you know how have they been, what’s up, and what’s next. Let’s hear it from […]
Last week, a new era for Slush Global Impact Accelerator kicked off. Slush hosted a workshop for startup hub managers – coming from five different countries – in Botswana. For the past three years, the GIA team has been running the program all the way from Finland. However, now we’ve decided to take off from […]
For the third year in a row, the Slush GIA Pitching Competitions were organized from June to October together with our local program partners in 20 countries all around the world: Kosovo, Serbia, Palestine, Lebanon, Jamaica, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Tunisia, Ethiopia, Mozambique, Kenya, Tanzania, South Africa, Zambia, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Vietnam, Nepal, and India. The […]
Slush Global Impact Accelerator (GIA) was initialized in collaboration with the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland and several global partners in 2015. The purpose of the program is to support impact startups from emerging markets. This year tens of entrepreneurs from 20 countries will join us in Helsinki in late November to accelerate their […]
Nicholas Haan, Director of Global Grand Challenges at Singularity University announced today at Slush: Finland will be hosting its first Singularity Global Impact Competitions in 2015. The winner is invited to attend the crown jewel – ten weeks’ Graduate Studies Program organized in California during the summer. Since its inception 2008, Singularity University has helped […]
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