Startup teams apply through the GSG website to join the acceleration program. The Top 40 startup ideas will be selected to enter the GSG Challenge. Teams will receive an intensive 1-month GSG “bootcamp” training to prepare them to plan their business model canvas and pitch their product ideas before a world-class local and international jury.
The selected 5-6 startups and their validated products will join GSG’s 4-month acceleration program. This includes a 2-month acceleration and mentorship at Oasis500 in Amman, followed by a 2-month acceleration at GSG home base in Gaza. The 5-6 startups will be trained in product validation, customer segment, developing an advanced business model canvas, and pitching to international investors.
In the final round, 2-3 startups will pitch their products during local and regional demo days to angel investors and venture capitalists. The winning startups will receive feedback, and engage in ongoing dialogue in order to secure follow on investment and launch their monetised products to the global market.