Sep 05, 2017 BIH News, Media Release

An exciting OPPORTUNITY to attend SLUSH 2017!

EXPRESSION OF INTEREST TO PROSPECTIVE START UPS FOR SELECTION INTO PARTICIPATION IN SLUSH , HELISKI FINLAND.

Botswana Innovation Hub hosts a PITCH SESSION on Wednesday 27th September at 09:00 HRS where the most promising startup in Botswana will be selected to participate at SLUSH in Helsinki, Finland, 30.11. 2017 – 1.12.2017.

The winner of the title receives a facilitated networking trip to Helsinki sponsored by SAIS (www.saisprogramme.org).

SLUSH (www.slush.org) gathers 17,500 people to Helsinki to a massive startup event, the biggest in Europe. World-class speakers, tech enthusiasts, leading startups and top investors create a unique networking platform.

Prior to attending SLUSH the awarded startup enjoys a tailor-made facilitated day trip around the Helsinki startup ecosystem to further their business.

This is an incredible opportunity for a hungry startup eager to take their business to the next level. The opportunity is yours for the taking. Are you ready to jump in the mix?

Terms & Conditions for participants

Do you meet the following criteria?

• Startup aims to solving global challenges by offering a solution to any area relevant to the UN Sustainable
Development Goals (SDG’s)
• Valid Botswana passport
• 21 years and older
• Startup has a strong, committed team, a commercially viable business plan with the potential to scale
internationally
• At least one working and validated prototype
• Ready to deliver a convincing 3-minute pitch
• Able to pitch on 27th September in front of a jury and potential audience
• Eager to make the most of the opportunity of participating in the facilitated day trip in Helsinki (29.11.2017),
ready to network and pitch to anyone and everyone at SLUSH 30.11.2017 – 1.12.2017, available to travel
27.11.2017 – 3.12.2017
• Committed to all the above terms and conditions

Application Forms can be downloaded here: Download here

Expression of Interest PDF Format: Download Here

Application Closing date: 21st September 2017

CONTACT BOITUMELO RANTSWANENG +2673996000 , email : boitumelo.rantswaneng@bih.co.bw /
OBAKENG SEGWAGWE +2673996000 , email : obakeng.segwagwe@bih.co.bw