Invest2Innovate, a startup accelerator with a heavy emphasis on impact oriented ventures, has partnered with Slush, one of the most significant tech conferences in Europe. The partnership will see Islamabad host the ‘Get Slush’d’ pitching competition.
The prize? An all expenses paid trip to Northern Europe to attend the Slush Tech Conference.
What is the Slush Conference?
Slush is a technology conference for startups and tech talent to meet with top-tier international investors, executives and media. In 2014, Slush brought together over 14.000 attendees and more than 3500 companies for the two-day event, with more than 750 investors.
Together with Finnish Ministry for Foreign Affairs, UNICEF and other partners, Slush will feature an Impact Accelerator program for thirty world-changing impact entrepreneurs from all over the world.
Impact Accelerator will help the next world changing founders to speed up their businesses through skills workshops, networking opportunities, meeting investors and potential partners, as well as through exposure before and in Slush conference.
What’s the Prize?
Here’s exactly what the winning startups will get:
- Attend Helsinki boot camp program from 4th to 13th of November, 2015: air tickets and accommodation covered for the duration of the program.
- Conference pass to Slush
- Opportunity to be featured in Slush within Slush Impact
- Opportunity to attend and to be featured in UNICEF Innovation Summit
- Networking and meeting opportunities with impact investors, NGOs, institutions, startups,media and other stakeholders
- Skills workshops and capacity building
- Industry specific matchmaking sessions
When Is It?
The event will take place at WeCreate Center Islamabad on Friday, July 31st 2015
What’s the Application Process?
Just apply and selected applicants will be invited to pitch their startups in front of a local panel of judges. The judges will shortlist 2-4 candidates, who will then fill in a more in-depth application form.
The shortlisted candidates will be contacted by the Selection Committee for an interview. The final decision of the selection will be made by the Selection Committee based on the application form and interview.
How Do I Take Part In It?
For participation, just head over here. I wish I had a startup just so I could participate in this event. It really is that big a deal so don’t miss out!