What is slush global impact accelerator?

Slush Global Impact Accelerator (GIA) is a program created in collaboration with the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland and other multiple partners globally. The purpose is to support impact startups and showcase the exciting business opportunities in emerging markets, which are also vital for implementing the Agenda 2030 and solving complex challenges. In addition, the program focuses on strengthening the networks between the impact actors, engaging the Nordic community with the global impact entrepreneurs, and enhancing the mobilization of capital towards impactful business.

GIA 2017 brings impact-driven entrepreneurs from emerging markets to Helsinki to accelerate their business, attract additional financing, and build long-lasting networks. Application for the local Slush GIA Pitching Competitions opens soon!

What will GIA participants receive?

  • Online pre-mentoring program organized for all the selected participants.
  • Helsinki boot camp program
  • Skills workshops and capacity building with leaders from all around the world.
  • Industry specific matchmaking sessions co-organized with the leading organizations.
  • Access to Slush

In 2017, we are looking for early-stage impact startups that:

  • Have the vision to solve pressing challenges globally
  • Have a business idea that has gained some traction, but is still in an early phase
  • Have a solution that supports the sustainable development goals (SDGs)
  • Have potential to scale
  • Have skills and drive to succeed
  • Have at least one working prototype

Please fill the below Google form to submit your application


Nuwan Dishan
Manager – PwC's Academy
Tel: +94 117719868