Slush Global Impact Accelerator Mekong 2017- Calling for the one creating tomorrow


Within the Saigon Innovation Week program in Ho Chi Minh city from 23rd-28th October 2017. Slush Global Impact Accelerator Mekong 2017 (Slush GIA Mekong 2017) will call for the strongest early stage impact startups from the Mekong area to attend the Slush GIA Mekong Pitching competition, held on October 27th, 2017 in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.


The Slush GIA is a program created in collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland and other multiple partners globally. The purpose is to identify and support impact startups trying to address global challenges, strengthening the networks between the impact actors in the ecosystem and help to call for investments in impactful startups.


In 2017, the local Slush GIA will be held in Vietnam with the major focus on the Mekong Sub-region. The program will include a pitching competition, roundtable discussions and sharing sections by leading entrepreneurs and investors in Vietnam.


Specifically, impact startups in the Mekong sub-region wishing to attend Slush GIA Mekong 2017 will have to submit applications before August 31st, then the organizers will screen and choose qualified startups for the local semi-final pitching rounds. There will be three local semi-finals taken place at three cities: Hanoi (23/09), Da Nang (07/10) and Ho Chi Minh City (08/10). The 20 finalists selected from the semi-finals will attend the final pitching competition on October 27 in Ho Chi Minh City. 1-2 best startups as winners of the competitions will be invited to Slush Global Impact Accelerator 2017 in Helsinki, Finland, as well as getting accessed to two days Slush Conference. Also, they will have the opportunity to represent Vietnam pitching in the Slush 100 Pitching Competition 2017 for Top 100 startups around the world.


Supported by the Government of Finland through Vietnam- Finland Innovation Partnership Program IPP, Slush GIA Mekong 2017 is an excellent opportunity for impact startups to introduce their ideas to more than 3000 attendees including businesses in all fields, domestic as well as international experts and investors.


Apply now for an opportunity to get access to Helsinki, Finland, the center of European entrepreneurship!


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Contact: Email: Tel: +84 985 430 430 (Ms. Ngan)