Take part in the local competition to be selected to join Slush 2016 Global Impact Accelerator program!

Take part in the local competition to be selected to join Slush 2016 Global Impact Accelerator program!


We are excited to announce that Global Impact Accelerator will take place in Ethiopia for the second time. Iceaddis collaborated with SLUSH since 2013 and 5 startups from Ethiopia had a chance to participate in the conference. 

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 Global Impact Accelerator 2016 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-event coaching and Helsinki boot camp program from November 22–December 2, 2016 culminating in Slush.

Last year 15 hubs from Brazil to Vietnam took part in this program and this year it is expanding to 20. Group of 40 entrepreneurs will join the program after all the final selections procedures completed. Also, all the hubs will be joining the program in Finland.

The design of the accelerator program builds on local innovation ecosystems, with the aim of helping to build local capacity and support the creation of local impact ecosystems. This year, whole Nordics will join us to build life-lasting connections.

Through the organizing of 15 local events, we learned that the impact ecosystem varies greatly from country to country both in nature and scale.

Slush is Europe’s leading startup and technology event, which connects startups and tech talent with top-tier international investors, executives, and media. In 2015, Slush brought together 15,000 attendees from one hundred nations for the two day event held in Helsinki, Finland.



Small tips:

1 - Official name of the Program

“Slush Global Impact Accelerator. Local Competition at ... “

2 - Twitter

You can tag @SlushHQ or #slush16

3 - Facebook



  1. yeshewas
    29.06.2016 at 10:41 am

    Hello Dear ICEADDIS,
    How can I apply for the Finnish SLUSH Global. Any hint

  2. Dejene Mulugeta
    12.08.2016 at 8:31 pm

    This is the great appotunity for Africa’s entrepreneurs!

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