Tuesday, March 14
13:00 to 15:00
Sandton Convention Centre - Ballroom 1 Level 2

Led by GEN New Zealand, GEN Egypt and the Global Entrepreneurship Research Network (GERN)

Startup accelerators have become established around the world as a great way to provide young companies with the investment, mentorship, and networks they need to succeed.  Since the establishment of the first accelerator, YCombinator, in 2005, there are now thousands of programs to choose from globally.

Following the GEC 2015 session on the topic in Medellin, Colombia, this session will unveil new trends in acceleration, and present two specialised niche accelerators: The the R9 Government Accelerator in Wellington, New Zealand and the Arab Academy Supply Chain Accelerator in Cairo, Egypt.  There will be a panel discussion at the end.


Speaker Bios: 
Wael Eldesouki Beddah
Educational organization of the Arab Leaugue (The Arab Academy for Science, Technology & Maritime Transport)
David Moskovitz
Startup New Zealand