The largest startup competition in emerging markets

Join this year’s round in one out of 85 cities around the globe

What is Seedstars World?

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.

How it works?

Startups eligible to apply should have a scalable solution and receive less than USD 500,000 in funding in past years.

Local Competitions
Local Competitions

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.

Regional Seedstars Summit
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.

Global Seedstars Summit
Global Seedstars Summit

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.

Seedstars Summit | 3rd of April 2020

Connecting startups from emerging markets to global learning and investment opportunities.

Regional Seedstars Summits

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.

Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan | 22 November 2019
Medellin, Colombia | 29 November 2019
Phnom Penh, Cambodia | 29 November 2019
Johannesburg, South Africa | 05 December 2019
Casablanca, Morocco | 12 December 2019

Local Competitions

Attend one of the local events in your city that includes mentoring, networking and startup pitching competition.

This year's edition has ended. We will start the next local competitions in May. Stay tuned!

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