What is the Slush Global Impact Accelerator?
Slush Global Impact Accelerator (GIA) is a program created in collaboration with the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland and other multiple partners globally. The purpose is to support impact- driven startups and showcase the exciting business opportunities in emerging markets, which are also 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 the global impact entrepreneurs, and enhancing the mobilization of capital towards impactful business.
GIA 2017 brings impact-driven entrepreneurs from emerging markets to Helsinki to accelerate their business, attract additional financing, 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 Zambia, local innovation hub Bongohive was hosting this competition and last week at the finale, 3 finalists were announced:
Agrisave – Agrisave is built for any farmer that has the interest to grow, financially and knowledge wise in an effort to continue growing & producing and or expand their yield.
Outsource Now – A startup offering offering technology solutions such as inventory management software to help SME-owners operate efficiently and profitably in Zambia.
AgriComm Media – A specialized full service Agricultural centered advertising agency offering marketing consulting and creative production services.
According to BongoHive, the three (3) Zambian finalists will undergo an interview stage with the Slush Global Impact Accelerator team in Helsinki, Finland. After that, Slush will announce the winning startup/founder to participate in the Slush GIA 2017 program. The winning startup/founder will get an all expenses paid trip to Europe biggest startup conference – Slush in Helsinki, Finland this November 2017 and will also attend a three (3) week accelerator programme to help them grow their business and become investor ready.