This year Bootcamp by AltCity will be hosting the Slush GIA Pitch competition 2017 at Beirut Digital District on September 6 from 5 pm to 8 pm.
Slush Global Impact Accelerator (GIA) is a program created in collaboration with the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland and other global partners. Its purpose is to support impact-driven startups and to showcase business opportunities in emerging markets, which are 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 global impact entrepreneurs, and facilitating the mobilization of capital towards impactful businesses.
GIA 2017 brings impact-driven entrepreneurs from emerging markets to Helsinki to accelerate their business, attract additional funding, and build long-lasting networks.
The program includes online pre-event coaching and Helsinki BootCamp program from November 25 – December 2, 2017 culminating in Slush.
IN 2017, the program is looking for 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 potential to scale
Have skills and drive to succeed
Have at least one working prototype
To find out more about slush: http://www.slush.org/gia/. The deadline for applying is on August 30.
Apply here: http://info.altcity.me/slush-gia