Among the speakers for the first European program are Vegard Jormeland (DNB), Michael Lisovetsky (Juice), Kristel Kruustük (Testlio), Dan Sodegren (Great Marketing Works), Lucia Ciranova (Fjord), Jake Disraeli (Indiegogo), Oliver Page (Scooterino), Gadiel Morantes (Early Growth Financial Services), Christine Souffrant Ntim (Global Startup Ecosystem), Kerstin Karu (LaunchPad Central), Sydney Lai (Startup Weekend), Adi Abili (AngelHack) and Egita Polanska (Startup Wise Guys).
GSE's free 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.