GSF now goes global with the launch of GSF Global Accelerator, a first-in-the-world cross-border accelerator program. 12 high-tech startups will be selected for the program: 8 from India and the rest through our strategic alliance partners in South East Asia, Eastern Europe and North America. These startups will join us on a journey of 13 weeks through India, Singapore, Silicon Valley, New York, Toronto and Boston. Its objectives:
- World class platform for emerging world tech startups to deeply immerse in global tech hubs of the world
- Connect entrepreneurs to peers, mentors and potential long-term advisors to the company
- Build partnerships and business relationships to launch products in their target markets
- Connect with local venture funds and Angel Investors to raise funds
Thirteen week program starts on May 5, 2014 and will run across:
Delhi & Bangalore: May 5 – May 31, 2014
Singapore: Jun 1 – Jun 7, 2014
San Francisco: Jun 9 – Jul 10, 2014
Toronto: Jul 12 – Jul 20, 2014
New York: Jul 21 – Jul 29, 2014
Boston: Jul 30 – Aug 1, 2014
Weekly agenda for each city during the 13 week program:
Mentor Office Hours – Tuesday
Three mentors come in for 2-3 hours each for one on one interaction with a few startups.
Master Classes/Workshops – Wednesday
One workshop of 2 hours with an expert to deep dive into specific topic
Ecosystem Outreach – Thursday
11am-1pm at a large Tech Company | 2-4 pm at a fast growing Startup
430pm – 6:30 pm discussion or informal mixer an Angel Group or Venture Capital firm
Friday – MondayStartups work on their products or go out on independent meetings
GSF Global program will return to each city for a demo day at the end of the program to showcase startups to investors and industry leaders of that city.
GSF Global Mentors
Accomplished entrepreneurs, corporate executives, academics, VCs, Angel Investors, together with experts in areas like growth hacking, design and digital marketing from organizations like:
Facebook, WhatsApp, YouTube, LinkedIn, Zynga, Evernote, Sequoia Capital, Greylock Partners, Canaan Partners, Accel, SoftBank, Y-Comninator, 500 startups, Intuit, Lyft, Spotify, InMobi, Nokia, MIT University, Stanford university
You can apply using either of the sites, just click on the logo -
We will be posting regular questions for you and the other applicants on our GSF Facebook page. Questions will range from “What is the most interesting article you came across today?” to “What was the most innovative product to come out of India in 2013?”
This is our chance to get to know you as a person, as well as your chance to get know some of the other applicants who might become your GSF ‘14 graduating class. Please answer the questions honestly and frankly on our Facebook page. Have fun!
To begin, here’s what you need to do, step by step:
1. Sign onto Facebook
2. ‘Like’ GSF’s Facebook Page
3. Keep an eye on out for questions by checking the page regularly.
4. Answer questions in your authentic character. Feel free to post links.
5. Keep engaged! Your level of activity matters to our selection process.