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Global Startup Ecosystem (GSE); a central hub designed to educate, inspire and prepare startup communities for the digital age, returns with its 2nd annual digital startup accelerator program for entrepreneurs residing in or seeking to launch a company in Africa, open to all SMEs, startups, innovators, and freelancers.

Interested applicants can send in their applications, where each application round is rolling admission until the top 100 are selected to complete the program. From the finalist pool, only 10 will be selected to pitch investors and influencers on demo day where only the top 3 that will be announced at the conclusion of the program will receive partner prizes, media features and potential investment.

The accelerator program grants access to GSE’s network which consists of the following:

  • Part 1 Startup Development: Our digital accelerator program covers GSE blueprint materials on ideation, product development, customer acquisition, fundraising, press hacking and more. These workshop topics are complemented with guest workshops and keynotes from local experts and international influencers. While only 10% of each cohort is selected for demo day, all participants are given the opportunity to participate in a Q/A forum with the judges.
  • Part 2 Mentorship Development: Once founders complete the program- they are given access to ongoing startup development training from or mentor network throughout the year. This private forum also grants graduates the opportunity to network with founders from other GSE programs.
  • Part 3 Progress & Investment: Companies are given the opportunity to submit updates on their companies 2x per year to receive access to investment and media opportunities.

Interested companies can submit their application by October 18th, 2017. Apply Now.