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8 reasons to come to the Seedstars Summit

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If you haven’t heard already, just in a few weeks, on April 6th, Switzerland will become the hub of tech entrepreneurs from emerging markets.

More than 1,500 attendees and exhibitors will get the chance to learn from 75 startups from more than 60 countries from across Latin America, Africa, Middle East and Asia, and meet investors and corporates from all around the world.

So… why should you join this event?

Here are the 8 reasons:

1) Get inspired

Every year, we spent hour and hours brainstorming with our team, trying to select the best possible keynote speakers.

This year, we have a stellar line-up: Bob Collymore, the CEO of Safaricom, a leading communications company in Kenya; Alexander Galitsky, the Managing Partner of Almaz Capital and Lucy Hawking, journalist, writer and daughter of Stephen Hawking.

Their impressive stories from emerging markets delivered first hand will for sure get you thinking!

2) Gain competitive advantage

We spent the past year scouting for the top 75 startups out of more than 6000 applications worldwide. Our past winners raised more than USD 30 million, from investors such as Accel and 500 startups. These entrepreneurs, together with our top speakers, are the goldmine for all emerging market related knowledge.

Spent the day networking with them, and you are bound to learn more about what’s happening in the tech scenes around the world that you ever hoped for!

3) Get the taste of the country

Ride the adrenaline wave by visiting one of the best countries on earth, Switzerland! 

The country boasts some of the world's most famous inventions, and for the past five years, it has been ranking as one of the top countries in the global innovation index. Not to mention it being the top 15th place in the world to do business!

Also ranked as one as the happiest places to live, combine your Seedstars Summit experience with some sightseeing and skiing on our snowy slopes over the weekend.

4) Meet people with the same interests

Make worthwhile connections with other professionals in the industry. Consistently praised as one of the best conferences to network, Seedstars Summit it THE place to connect on a personal level with attendees both from Europe and around the world!

After all, isn’t the best way to grow your company by knowing all the right people?

5) Shape the trends of the future

We lined up sessions you don’t want to miss! Some of the top experts in the fields that are shaking the world will share their insights into fintech, insurance tech, digital health, food tech and investments.

What’s better yet, is the actual format. Instead of overcrowded rooms where you never get to speak, we are limiting the attendance to 30-40 attendees. Throughout the workshop, we will address only 2 burning issues and work with the attendees to find real solutions.

Our aim is to make the workshops as intimate and interactive as possible!

6) Get the most out of our investor network

Whether you are looking for an investment or not, extending your investor network is never a bad idea! Ranging from family offices, hedge funds and boutiques, to venture capital firms and business angels, they are all going to be there. The best yet? We can organize curated, match-making one-to-one meetings, so you can meet who matters the most to your business (just be sure that you get an Executive Pass to enjoy this).

7) Position yourself as one of the most relevant players in emerging markets

This year, we decided to open up our Startup Exhibition Garden to a select number of startups who are addressing relevant issues related to emerging markets. Your company can have a booth in our exhibition area, where people can approach you and learn more about your business. We may also have a startup pitch corner for entrepreneurs who are looking for more visibility.

8) Have fun!

After all, that is what makes the event most memorable, right? After the entire day of networking and learning, we welcome you to join our informal networking drinks in the evening! There is no better way to strengthen the connections that you already made than over a glass of sparkling wine 🙂

If you are interested to join for this whirlwind of an experience, get your tickets here!

We hope to see you soon!

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