For the second time in Tanzania, we are excited to announce that the Slush Global Impact Accelerator will take place and there will be a competition right here in Dar es Salaam which will determine who attends the program.
Slush Global Impact Accelerator is a program created in collaboration with the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland and multiple partners globally. The purpose is to create a leading global program to support startups that are looking to solve some of the most pressing global challenges and contributing to the discussion on impact investing.
Slush Global Impact Accelerator 2016 brings impact entrepreneurs from emerging markets to Helsinki to accelerate their business, attract additional financing and make an even greater impact on their societies and beyond. The program includes online pre-event coaching and Helsinki boot camp program from November 22–December 2, 2016 culminating in Slush.
Last year 15 hubs from Brazil to Vietnam took part in this program and this year it is expanding to 20. Group of 40 entrepreneurs and all the hubs will join the program in Finland after all the final selections procedures completed.
The design of the accelerator program builds on local innovation ecosystems, with the aim of helping to build local capacity and support the creation of local impact ecosystems. This year, whole Nordics will join to build life-lasting connections.
Through the organizing of 15 local events done by SLUSH, it was learnt that the impact ecosystem varies greatly from country to country both in nature and scale.
Slush is Europe’s leading startup and technology event, which connects startups and tech talent with top-tier international investors, executives, and media. In 2015, Slush brought together 15,000 attendees from one hundred nations for the two day event held in Helsinki, Finland.
Are you going to be the one flying to Helsinki this year? Stay tuned the registration process will begin shortly.