GSE Launches 7 Digital Startup Accelerators for Africa, America, Asia, Caribbean, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East


[October 1, 2017- New York, USA] Global Startup Ecosystem (GSE)  returns with the 2nd annual digital startup accelerator program to be hosted in 7 global regions. In 2016, 500 companies across 63 countries completed GSE’s digital accelerator program.  As the first and fastest growing digital accelerator in the world, GSE seeks 700 innovators for the 2017 series which will be facilitated by over 50 global speakers.

GSE digital accelerator programs are open to all small businesses, startups, and freelancers. Each application round is rolling admission until the top 100 are selected to complete the program. From the finalist pool, 10 will be selected to pitch investors and influencers on demo day. The top 3 are announced at the conclusion of the program to 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.

GSE digital accelerators are organized by 7 regional directors who will be hosting all programs this fall. Startups can apply for admission to a digital accelerator via our partner platform F6S by October 1st. The program is free. No equity ask. No obligation.

The 2017 accelerator dates are: Caribbean October 17-19, Africa October 24-26, Europe October 30- November 1st, America November 7-9, Middle East November 12-14, Asia November 14-16,  Latin America November 21-24. Typical agenda layouts are as follows:

Day 1

  • 6:00-6:30 pm Welcome Remarks
  • 6:30-7:00 pm Orientation + Benefits & Perks Post Program
  • 7:00-7:30 pm GSE Ideation and Product Development
  • 7:30-8:00 pm GSE Customer Acquisition & Growth Hacking
  • 8:00-8:30 pm GSE Funding: How to Raise $250k+ in 6 Months
  • 8:30-9:00 pm GSE Marketing: Press Hacking, Social Media, Content Strategy
  • 9:00-9:30 pm  GSE Closing Remarks & Q/A

Day 2

  • 6:00-6:30 pm Review Remarks/ Sponsor Introduction/ Partner Introductions
  • 6:30-6:45 pm Speaker Keynote TBA
  • 6:45-7:00 pm Speaker Keynote TBA
  • 7:00-7:15 pm Speaker Keynote TBA
  • 7:15-7:30 pm Speaker Keynote TBA
  • 7:30-8:00 pm Speaker Workshop TBA
  • 8:00-8:15 pm Speaker Keynote TBA
  • 8:15-8:30 pm Speaker Keynote TBA
  • 8:30-9:00 pm GSE Closing Remarks & Q/A

Day 3

  • 6:00-6:30 pm Review Remarks/ Sponsor Introduction/ Partner Introductions
  • 6:30-6:45 pm GSE Regional Director Keynote/Workshop
  • 6:45-7:00 pm Speaker Keynote TBA
  • 7:00-7:15 pm Speaker Keynote TBA
  • 7:15-7:30 pm Speaker Keynote TBA
  • 7:30-7:45 pm Juge 5 Minute Introductions + Keynotes
  • 7:45-8:30 pm Top 10 Demo Night (Pitch) Each have 1 Minute to Pitch/2 Minute Q/A
  • 8:30-9:00 pm Q/A Forum with the Judges
  • 9:00-9:15 pm GSE Closing Remarks & Next Steps

Speaker, partnership and sponsorship inquiries can be directed to the GSE team via or via our onboarding form. 

Maggie Chin- Press Lead Secretary



About:Global Startup Ecosystem (GSE): is the world’s largest ecosystem accelerator. With a mission to educate, inspire and prepare startup communities for the digital age, GSE brings together both private and public stakeholders to address humanity’s grandest challenges via tech and entrepreneurship. From hosting the world’s first and largest digital accelerator to launching disruptive tech summits in emerging markets and emerging industries, GSE serves as the future platform for the world’s leading ecosystem hubs. GSE’s online network accelerates 1000+ companies a year across 90+ countries in 7 key regions-Africa, Asia, America, Caribbean, Europe, Latin America and the  Middle East  with a focus in frontier tech industries such as  Space , Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, and more. GSE’s offline network accelerates thousands of entrepreneurs, influencers and creatives via annual tech summits featuring 100 global speakers per event.

About the founders: Christine Souffrant Ntim is a Haitian-American entrepreneur with over 7 years business management experience across 30+countries. She was selected for Forbes 30 Under 30, AdAge 40 Under 40, and Caribbean Change Makers 30 Under 30 in 2016. She is an award winning keynote speaker. Einstein Ntim is a Ghanian-British investor who speaks on Ai technology and Mental Health. He was listed as Ghana’s Future Leaders 30 Under 30, #1 at Draper University, and Class Speaker at Singularity University at NASA.


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