Slush 2016 Global Impact Accelerator

Local Competition

A platform for Nepalese entrepreneurs, with tech based products that have proven market potential and strong prospects to reach out to a wider audience and create global impact, as they join change-makers from around the world in pre-mentoring program and international bootcamp at Slush Global Impact Accelerator in Helsinki, Finland.

Winners Announced
What is Slush GLOBAL IMPACT ACCELERATOR all about ?

Slush Global Impact Accelerator is a program created in collaboration with the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland and multiple partners globally. The purpose is to create a leading global program to support startups that are looking to solve some of the most pressing global challenges and contributing to the discussion on impact investing.

SLUSH 2016 Global Impact Accelerator brings impactful entrepreneurs from emerging markets to Helsinki to accelerate their business, attract additional financing and make an even greater impact on their societies and beyond. The program includes online pre-mentoring program and Helsinki boot camp program from November 22–December 2, 2016 culminating in SLUSH

Why Slush Global Impact Accelerator Local Competition in Nepal ?

Today, it is not surprising at all if a technology based product takes the world by storm. We have very good reasons to believe Nepalese tech products can do just that. All we need is the right platform.

Like Slush Global Impact Accelerator Local Competition.

Slush Global Impact Accelerator Local Competition in Nepal connects Nepalese startups/companies to Slush 2016 Global Impact Accelerator in Helsinki, Finland. Upon selection at Slush Global Impact Accelerator Local Competition, teams will join winners from other local competitions around the world to Slush 2016 Global Impact Accelerator, in Helsinki. This platform introduces them to the international market while connecting them to investors, startups, partners and media that are eager to know what NEW is happening around the world. Through online pre-mentoring and Helsinki bootcamp program, Slush Global Impact Accelerator introduces the most impactful products from around the world.

We are looking for COMPANIES THAT HAVE
  • A technology based product that can accompany them to Slush 2016 Global Impact Accelerator.
  • Vision to solve pressing challenges globally (There are no limitations in terms of sector or geographical focus)
  • Potential to scale
  • Skills and drive to succeed
  • A business idea that has gained some traction, but can still be in an early phase
  • At least a working prototype
  • Can be commercial or non-profit but have to have a scalable business idea.
Why participate in SLUSH Global Impact Accelerator Local Competition?

So far in Nepal, we have had events that encourage tech startups. We are at a phase now where we can move towards the next level where we take these products/services to a bigger platform. Slush Global Impact Accelerator is that platform.

Slush Global Impact Accelerator is an opportunity for the companies looking for mentoring, market information or media exposure. Companies can interact directly with the global audience and experts of tech community, through online pre-mentoring and bootcamp program be organized in Helsinki.

  • In Nepal, through Global Impact Accelerator Local Competition, you can get an opportunity to be among the 15 most promising products that get to pitch in front of Selection Team in Nepal for final nomination to the Slush 2016 Global Impact Accelerator.
  • Top 3 teams chosen from the 15 will get a chance to be interviewed online by the Final Selection Committee from Helsinki.
  • Upon selection by the Final Selection Committee, team(s) will be a Global Impact Accelerator Participant in Helsinki, Finland.
What will the selected Global Impact Accelerator PARTICIPANT RECEIVE ?
  • Online pre-mentoring program organised for all the selected participants
  • Helsinki boot camp program from November 22 – December 2, 2016
  • Skills workshops and capacity building with the leaders from all around the world
  • Industry specific matchmaking sessions co-organised with the leading organisations
  • Access to Slush 2016

Transportation, accommodation and other program related costs will be covered by Slush.

What are the criteria by which THE PRODUCTS WILL BE JUDGED ?
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15 FINALISTS
  • Figaro Financials Pvt Ltd
  • Green Growth
  • HoneyGuide Private Limited
  • I.C.T. For Agri Pvt. Ltd.
  • Integrated ICT Pvt. Ltd.
  • Kul Techno Lab Pvt. Ltd.
  • Lishn Media Tech
  • Luniva Tech Pvt. Ltd.
  • Marie Stopes Nepal
  • Metro Tarkari Pvt. Ltd.
  • NepFlights
  • Picovico
  • Sparrow SMS
  • Urban Girl, Inc. (P) Ltd.
  • Yagiten Pvt. Ltd.
Steps to get you to Slush 2016 Global Impact Accelerator
  • Online application for the Slush Global Impact Accelerator Local Competition via YoungInnovations.
  • Best 15 teams will be selected from the online application process and they will be allowed to pitch face to face at the Slush Global Impact Accelerator Local Competition in Kathmandu.
  • Three best teams to be shortlisted from the Local Competition and their names will be presented to the Final Selection Committee from Helsinki.
  • All the shortlisted teams will be interviewed online by representatives from the Final Selection Committee.
  • Teams selected by Final Selection Committee (1 person per team) will be invited to the program in Helsinki.

*At least one entrepreneur from each Local Competition will be invited to take part in the Slush 2016 Global Impact Accelerator Program.

Judges

Abhaya Poudel

Abhaya Poudel

Founder Biz Serve Pvt. Ltd.
Megan Mcgrattan

Megan Mcgrattan

Director of Operations YoungInnovations
Niraj Khanal

Niraj Khanal

CEO/Co-founder Antarprerana
Sohan Babu Khatri

Sohan Babu Khatri

CEO Three H Management
Tara Prasad Panthi

Tara Prasad Panthi

Co-Founder & Program Manager Daayitwa (Rural Enterprise Accelerator Program)
July 31 2016

Application Deadline

August 7 2016

Announcement of 15 finalists

August 13 2016

Pitching and Announcement of Winners

IN 2015 SLUSH brought together
  • 1700 startups
  • 15000 attendees
  • 800 venture capital investors
  • 630 journalists
  • 100 countries
What is Slush ?

SLUSH is Europe’s leading startup and technology event, which connects startups and tech talent with top-tier international investors, executives, and media. It is a non-profit event organized by a community of entrepreneurs, investors, students and festival organizers. Although SLUSH has grown from a 300-person event to become one of the leading events of its kind in the world, the philosophy behind it has remained the same: to help the next generation of great, world-conquering companies forward. Know SLUSH