Discover the best startups from emerging markets

Seedstars World promotes, connects and invests up to $1 Million in emerging market startups through its exclusive startup competition in over 75+ countries.

Win up to $1 Million

Win up to $1,000,000 in investment, along with multiple prizes and perks.

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Startup Competition

Seedstars World is a Switzerland based startup competition that takes place in emerging markets. We run +100 local competitions where we give the startups a training, identify and select the best seed-stage startup from each country and award the winners with an opportunity to compete in a Regional Event to get qualified to join the Seedstars Global Summit in Switzerland, where one of them will be crowned Seedstars World Global Winner.

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Investment Readiness Program

Join the Investment Readiness Program, it's a non time bound program focused in boosting tech startups looking to get ready for fundraising. The top 8-10 companies invited to the jury selection panel in the local competition will receive 1 month for free of this program, which provides access to data-driven series of training, mentoring sessions from experts and investors as well as curated insights. When the time comes, they will be connected to Seedstars Investments team and thousands of co-investors in our network, ready to rock! The startups can choose to relocate to one of the Seedspace, or join it online.

Regional Summits

Top startups, investors, corporates and media come together for our regional conference series. Join us at one of the Summits below!

Local Competitions

Attend or pitch at one of the qualification rounds that includes mentoring, networking, keynotes and pitching.