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Heartland Hub Partners Slush Global Impact Accelerator Program 2018- Apply Here

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Slush Global Impact Accelerator Program 2018
Heartland Incubation, a venture of Oluaka Institute has partnered
with Slush Global Impact Accelerator for the 2018 edition of the Global
Impact Accelerator Program. The purpose is to support impact-driven
start-ups and showcase exciting business opportunities in emerging
markets, which are also vital for implementing the Agenda 2030 and
solving complex challenges. In addition, the program will focus on
strengthening the networks between the impact actors, engaging the
Nordic community with the global impact entrepreneurs, and enhancing the
mobilization of capital towards impactful businesses.
Slush Global Impact Accelerator is an
international program designed for entrepreneurs from selected emerging
markets in partnership with the Finnish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and
multiple partners globally.
Over the past three years, the Global
Impact Accelerator program has allowed Slush to establish a solid
platform to integrate impact-driven businesses into its activities. As
seen in 2017, Slush has shifted more and more towards solving the
biggest problems of the world.
Slush is taking a strategic approach
this year, through its partnership with Heartland Incubation Hub
selected entrepreneurs will go through a 4-week local accelerator
program after which finalist will be selected to attend the boot camp in
Helsinki which will culminate in slush.
The finalist from the local accelerator
program will be selected from a pitch competition and will have access
to the global event which covers air tickets and accommodation.
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IN 2018, WE ARE LOOKING FOR IMPACT 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
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Timeline
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  •  May 7- 31:  Call for Application
  • June 28:   Shortlisted startups will be contacted
  • August 1- September 6:  Local Accelerator Program
  • September 7: Pitching Day
  • Nov. 26- December 5: Slush GIA Bootcamp in Helsinki for Finalist
Note: All startups Shortlisted must attend the Accelerator Program at Heartland Hub (Accommodation Subsidy will be provided)

Slush Global Impact Accelerator Program Eligibility.

They are looking for Impact startups in Nigeria 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

Slush Global Impact Accelerator Program Benefits.

Finalist
from the local accelerator program will be selected from a pitch
competition and will have access to the global event which covers air
tickets and accommodation.
  • Access to Slush’s global network of entrepreneurs, investors, and expertise.
  • Access to capacity building with leaders from all around the world.
  • Pitching experience and the opportunity to pitch the way to Slush Helsinki 2018.
  • Helsinki BootCamp program (through pitching competition)
  • Access to Slush Helsinki 2018 (through pitching competition)
    • Curated program for the event
    • Access to matchmaking and industry specific events

Slush Global Impact Accelerator Program Timelines.

  1.     May 7- 31:  Call for Application
  2.     June 28:   Shortlisted startups will be contacted
  3.     August 1- September 6:  Local Accelerator Program
  4.     September 7: Pitching Day
  5.     Nov. 26- December 5: Slush GIA Bootcamp in Helsinki for Finalist
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How to Apply for Slush Global Impact Accelerator Program.

Follow the link below to apply:
 
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