Slush GIA to kick off in Kenya on 3rd August 2017

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Slush Global Impact Accelerator Local Competition is back!

The iHub has announced that Slush Global Impact Accelerator 2017 local competition for Kenya is set  to be held on 3rd August 2017.

This was announced via a statement, on iHub’s official website, which also informs that the event supports impact- driven startups and showcase the exciting business opportunities in emerging markets.

“The iHub is excited to be part of Slush this year. We will be hosting Slush Global Impact Accelerator 2017 local competition in August to select start-ups that will represent Kenya at Slush in November – December at Helsinki in Finland,” the statement said.

“Kenyan startups are invited to apply to pitch at the Slush GIA local Event on 3rd August 2017. 10 startups will be shortlisted to pitch at the event. 3 finalists will be selected and stand a chance to attend this year’s Slush conference and global impact accelerator,” it added.

Slush Global Impact Accelerator (GIA) is a program created in collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland and other multiple partners globally. The program includes online pre-event coaching and Helsinki BootCamp program from November 25– December 2, 2017, culminating in Slush.

How to Apply:

The deadline for submitting entries to the Slush Global Impact Accelerator 2017 local competition, to be held in Kenya, is 30th July 2017.

Interested startups are required to fill in a short application form for the local competition at the iHub.

The selected applicants will attend the local competition on 3rd August from 4 pm, where they will pitch their business in front of a local panel of judges.

The judges will shortlist 2-4 candidates, who will then fill in a more in-depth application form. The shortlisted candidates will be contacted by the Selection Committee for an interview.

The final decision of the selection will be made by the Selection Committee based on the application form and interview.

“We are looking for the next world-changing business ideas that directly address global development challenges. Do you have one? Apply for the program HERE.” The statement concluded.

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