Migration Challenge

23 January 2020

“We are the unexpected seeds, hustling for high impact.”

Alisée de Tonnac





Event description

Migration Challenge is coming!

IOE & Seedstars are partnering to find innovative solutions to promote skills mobility with products that bridge the information gaps in global migration systems.

We are looking for start-ups from Latin America and Africa that create the most promising human resource, fintech, civictech, edtech and other innovative products to span the information divide between employers and migrants and improve the implementation of migration policies.

Primary users of the product would be governments, employers and migrants.

The innovation should assist with better matching employment sectors facing skills shortages with trained regular migrants - expats, temporary workers, seasonal workers, intra-company transferees, solutions should also provide ways for governments to share information and best practices to improve their policies. And it should provide migrant workers with access to financial, educational, labour mobility services


1) Have a Minimum Viable Product (MVP)

2) Have a maximum of USD 500,000 of funding to date

You can look forward to an event filled with disruptive tech, inspirational discussions, networking sessions and world-class mentoring on migration debate!

Apply Now! And get the opportunity to represent your country and join us in our Summit!

The winners

BAG Innovation logo

BAG Innovation

BAG Innovation is a start-up social enterprise in Rwanda since 2017. We gather multidisciplinary groups of young people and let them work w…

M-Shule logo


M-Shule is the first personalized, mobile learning platform in Africa to connect any learner with tailored tutoring, training, and assessme…

INMI logo


We are a Startup with a social purpose that lives for the integration and inclusion of migrants and refugees to the labor market. We conne…

Startups Competing

Digemy logo


visadb.io - hire immigration lawyers worldwide logo

visadb.io - hire immigration lawyers worldwide

MaxiCash logo


Mumuki logo




Valiu.com logo


Talenteum.Africa logo



Ricardo Gonzalez

CEO & Founder @ Latinnova

Fernando Rivera

General Partner @ Buen trip Ventures

Munir David Nabti

CEO @ Pitchworthy

Yanira Caraza

Event & Analyst Coordinator @ test 12345

Justin Schwartz

Acceleration coordinator @ ImpaQto Quito

Fernanda Dávalos

Program Manager @ Endeavor

Eduardo Raad

CEO @ Dátil

Santiago Gómez

Community Event Manager SSW @ Seedstars

Carmen De la Cerda

Director @ Buen Trip Hub

Edurne Quincoces

Coordinadora de innovación y startups @ i3lab


Marielena Certad

CEO @ Play Business School

Yanira Caraza

Event & Analyst Coordinator @ test 12345

Santiago Ribadeneira

Director Ejecutivo @ Endeavor

Pietro Mona

Ambassador for development, forced displacement and migration @ Federal Department of Foreign Affairs FDFA


Mentoring Session
January 21, 2020

8:30 - 8:50

Welcome and Introduction by IOE & Seedstars

8:50 - 9:30

22 tips to get investment

9:30 - 10:10

The art of pitching

10:10 - 10:30

Short Break

10:30 - 11:00

Mentoring 1:1

11:00 - 11:20

Pitch modification

11:20 - 12:30

Pitch time! (practice)

Tech Garden
January 22, 2020
Pitching Event
January 23, 2020

1:30 - 2:30

Pitch Competition


Regional partner

Regional partner


Centro de Convenciones Bicentenario in Quito