Seedstars World is a global startup competition in emerging markets with the mission to educate, promote and financially support the most promising seed-stage ventures with up to USD 500,000 investment in 75+ countries.
Startups eligible to apply should have a scalable solution and receive less than USD 500,000 in funding in past years.
From May to November each year, the Seedstars team travels to 85+ cities and sources the best early-stage startups from emerging markets.
Winners of local competitions get a chance to pitch their ideas and represent their countries at the Regional Seedstars Summit.
In November and December, 5 Regional Seedstars Summits will happen in Africa, Asia, Latam, MENA and CEE.
At the regional events, the winners of local competitions pitch their startups and compete for the chance to represent their country at the global Seedstars Summit in Switzerland.
In spring, all the winners of regional competitions travel to the Seedstars Summit in Lausanne, Switzerland. They pitch their ideas one last time and compete for the title of the world’s best startup with 60+ finalists from all over the globe.
The Seedstars World Winner takes home up to USD 500,000 in equity investment and other prizes.
Every year, after travelling across the 5 regions — Africa, Asia, Latam, CEE & Central Asia, and MENA — and scouting for the most promising startups, Seedstars stops for one last time in each region to bring together tech leaders, investors, corporates and ecosystem builders.
Attend one of the local events in your city that includes mentoring, networking and startup pitching competition.