Slush Global impact accelerator 2018 – Nigeria

For the ones creating tomorrow

What is Slush’s Global Impact Accelerator program all about?

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-driven startups and showcase 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 businesses.

GIA 2018 brings impact-driven entrepreneurs from emerging markets to Helsinki to accelerate their business, attract additional financing, and build long-lasting networks. For all selected entrepreneurs, we offer one-on-one, pre-event coaching online and Helsinki BootCamp program from November 27–December 7, 2018 culminating in Slush.

In 2018 Slush is looking for 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

Slush GIA 2018 is in partnership with Heartland Incubation Hub, a venture of Oluaka Institute Located in Owerri, Imo State


  • May 7- June 7: Call for Application
  • June 28: Shortlisted startups will be contacted
  • August 1- September 6: Accelerator Program/Entrepreneur Training
  • September 7: Pitching Day
  • November 26- December 5: Slush GIA Bootcamp in Helsinki for Finalist 

Note: All startups Shortlisted must attend the Accelerator Program at Heartland Hub(Accommodation Subsidy will be provided)

What is Slush?

Slush brings together the leading actors of the global tech scene to Helsinki for something very special. Slush is a two-day startup and investor event, accompanied by hundreds of side events. Described by many as “Burning Man meets TED”, the event has grown in just a few short years to 20,000 attendees, bringing together the leading actors of the global tech scene to Helsinki for something very special. This year, for the 11th time, Slush opens its doors to a Nordic tech wonderland.

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June 7, 2018
Program dates Nov 26 - Dec 5, 2018
OrganizerHeartland Incubation hub
Website Visit website
Targets Nigeria
Agribusiness, Agritech, Clean technology, Clean technology and energy, EdTech, Green transportation and electric motors, HealthTech, ICT, Information technology, Renewable energy, Waste management and recycling