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GSF Accelerator:1st Global Accelerator Program: Applications Open!!

April4

GSF now goes global with the launch of GSF Global Accelerator, a first-in-the-world cross-border accelerator program. 12 high-tech startups will be selected for the program: 8 from India and the rest through our strategic alliance partners in South East Asia, Eastern Europe and North America. These startups will join us on a journey of 13 weeks through India, Singapore, Silicon Valley, New York, Toronto and Boston. Its objectives:

Thirteen week program starts on May 5, 2014 and will run across:
Delhi & Bangalore: May 5 – May 31, 2014
Singapore: Jun 1 – Jun 7, 2014
San Francisco: Jun 9 – Jul 10, 2014
Toronto: Jul 12 – Jul 20, 2014
New York: Jul 21 – Jul 29, 2014
Boston: Jul 30 – Aug 1, 2014

Weekly agenda for each city during the 13 week program:
Mentor Office Hours – Tuesday
Three mentors come in for 2-3 hours each for one on one interaction with a few startups.

Master Classes/Workshops – Wednesday
One workshop of 2 hours with an expert to deep dive into specific topic

Ecosystem Outreach – Thursday
11am-1pm at a large Tech Company | 2-4 pm at a fast growing Startup
430pm – 6:30 pm discussion or informal mixer an Angel Group or Venture Capital firm

Friday – Monday Startups work on their products or go out on independent meetings

Demo Days
GSF Global program will return to each city for a demo day at the end of the program to showcase startups to investors and industry leaders of that city.

GSF Global Mentors
Accomplished entrepreneurs, corporate executives, academics, VCs, Angel Investors, together with experts in areas like growth hacking, design and digital marketing from organizations like:
Facebook, WhatsApp, YouTube, LinkedIn, Zynga, Evernote, Sequoia Capital, Greylock Partners, Canaan Partners, Accel, SoftBank, Y-Comninator, 500 startups, Intuit, Lyft, Spotify, InMobi, Nokia, MIT University, Stanford university

Applications accepted here: http://www.gsfindia.com/apply/ last date to apply 10th April 2014

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Digbijoy has a wide ranging experience across diverse sectors, initially started his career in education marketing with reputed educational institutes and then subsequently joined the advertising and events industry to execute several projects including a state election campaign for a national party, conceptualizing and running a restaurant chain in Delhi and several other projects.

He joined the Delhi chapter of The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE Delhi), where he worked for over 3 years and drove various key initiatives like mentoring, deal flow, marketing, sponsorships etc and left his last position as Associate Director of the chapter in 2008 to pursue his entrepreneurial ambitions. He subsequently joined techTribe- India largest Career Networking platform where he served as director strategic relations and drove unique initiatives and partnerships for building and sustaining community engagement. Post techTribe he co founded an online supplemental education start-up – TenMarks Education INC. which was acquired by Amazon.com in October 2013.

Post TenMarks he lead Ennovent India as its country director which is an innovation accelerator. Ennovent provide services to accelerate innovations for sustainability in low-income markets in developing countries. It specializes in helping clients discover enterprises with novel solutions, develop business models to start-up enterprises, provide finance by facilitating early-stage investments and grow operations to scale profit and impact. Since 2008, Ennovent has worked with over 4,800 Network members, 15 Circle members and 10 Solution clients to accelerate over 80 innovations in 10 countries.

Currently Digbijoy Co-leads the Startup Program for Amazon Internet Services Pvt Ltd enabling the best startups leverage the power of cloud.

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