June 30, 2017: Slush Global Impact Accelerator 2017, a program initiated in collaboration with the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland, has opened applications for Nepali entrepreneurs to take part in a global competition. The entrepreneurs will be required to pitch their business ideas out of which 15 applicants will be shortlisted. The ideas need to be solution driven which supports Sustainable Development Goals.
The deadline for the application is July 31, 2017 followed by orientation for the entrepreneurs. The shortlisted participants will get to pitch their final ideas on August 17 where the finalists will be selected. The finalists will then get to pitch their ideas in the international bootcamp, Slush Global Impact Accelerator, in Helsinki, Finland in November.
The enterprises that wish to apply need to be legally registered and have at least a working prototype along with having revenue plus funding less than 1 million euros.
The event is being jointly organized by YoungInnovations, OULU University of Applied Sciences, Kathmandu University School of Management (KUSOM), King’s College and Idea Studio. This is the second Slush GIA to be held in Nepal. Last year, two finalists, Honeyguide App and ICT for Agriculture got a chance to pitch their business plans at the global arena in Finland.
About Slush Global Impact Accelerator
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 brings impactful 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-mentoring program and Helsinki boot camp program.