India-based tech accelerator GSF has launched GSF Global — it’s very first cross-border accelerator for early-stage tech startups.
This programme will accept applications from startups in India, Southeastern Asia, Eastern Europe, Africa and North America. Subsequently, 12 of the most promising startups will be selected to go through the accelerator programme, lasting over 13 weeks in seven of the world’s most globalised and tech-savvy cities. These cities are Delhi/ Bangalore, Singapore, San Francisco, Toronto, New York and Boston, and startups will get to pitch their businesses on six separate demo days at each of these stops.
Startups that undergo the GSF Global programme will attend 20 intensive workshops in five major themes of Product Strategy, Marketing, Technology, Business Strategy and Venture Funding. GSF will funding US$50,000 in the startups.
Ever since its launch in 2012, GSF has provided guidance and support for 24 startups, giving them access to top-notch business, seed
investor, and venture networks. Earlier this year, GSF graduate Little Eye Labs became the first-ever South Asian company to be acquired by Facebook.
According to Founder Rajesh Sawhney, Little Eye Lab’s acquisition was the catalyst behind setting up GSF Global. “This acquisition was the trigger for us to start thinking about a new model, one that would give all our startups the best global exposure,” he said.
Interested startups have until April 10, 2014 to apply. If you want to expose your startup to peers, mentors and potential investors, as well as build partnerships and business relationships to launch products in their target markets, why not take a look and apply?