APIA

26 Sep 2019

Event description

Seedstars World is coming to Samoa!


To participate in the bootcamp and pitch: Apply with the ‘Apply Now' button by September 20th!
To attend the event on September 26th and watch the startup pitch: please register in the Eventbrite Attendee Registration Section.




The best startups from Apia will be invited for a 2 day training delivered by our own Seedstars team as well as local & regional mentors!

Achieving product-market fit is one of the most important goals for a startup, yet it is also one of the least understood concepts. The objective of the training is to help the startups build a product that customer will want, develop a clear competitive edge and learn how to effectively market themselves and their solution. Join us and take your venture to the next level!


*Open to the public*

After working closely with the entrepreneurs, we will invite the participants to pitch in front of top investors and compete to be crowned the most promising seed-stage startup of Seedstars Apia 2019.

The winning startup of Apia will win two, all expenses paid trips, to the Regional Summit and the Global Seedstars Summit in Switzerland where it will have the opportunity to connect with a global network of world class entrepreneurs, mentors and investors - and the chance to win up to USD500.000 in equity investment.
Seedstars is a catalytic platform for high growth emerging market startups.




Criteria:
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 critical issues often encountered in the ecosystem!


Apply Now! And get the opportunity to represent your country on a Global Stage!

Program

9:00am - 9:30am

Welcome and Ice Breaker

9:30am - 10:15am

Introduction to Product Market Fit

10:15am - 10:45am

Market Analysis

10:45am - 11:30am

Break & Networking

11:30am - 12:30pm

Market Analysis

12:30pm - 1:30pm

Lunch & Networking

1:30pm - 3:00pm

Value Proposition

3:00pm - 3:30pm

Break & Networking

3:30pm - 5:00pm

The Lean Startup

5:00pm - 5:30pm

Wrap up of the day

9:00am - 9:30am

Welcome and Energiser

9:30am - 12:30pm

Building an MVP and collecting feedback

12:30pm - 1:30pm

Lunch & Networking

1:30pm - 3:00pm

1:1 Mentoring Sessions

3:00pm - 3:30pm

Break & Networking

3:30pm - 5:00pm

1:1 Mentoring Sessions (2nd part)

5:00pm - 5:30pm

Wrap up of the day

3:15pm - 3:45pm

Welcome and Networking

3:45pm - 4:00pm

Introduction

4:00pm - 4:45pm

1st Pitching Session

4:45pm - 5:00pm

Break & Networking

5:00pm - 5:45pm

2nd Pitching Session

5:45pm - 6:30pm

Panel Discussion: the startup ecosystem in Samoa

6:30pm - 6:45pm

Winner Announcement

6:45pm - Onwards

Cocktail & Networking

Partners

GSMA
Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
UNDP Samoa

Speakers

Fualau Loli Talatalaga  Mata'u Matafeo

Fualau Loli Talatalaga Mata'u Matafeo

Chief Executive Officer
Ministry of Communications, Information Technoloy
Farid  Mohammed

Farid Mohammed

CEO (Samoa)
Digicel
Kaung Sitt

Kaung Sitt

Market Engagement Manager - Ecosystem Accelerator
GSMA
Peseta  Afoa

Peseta Afoa

President
Women In Business
Cherelle  Fruean

Cherelle Fruean

Programme Analyst Sustainable Development Goals Localization
UNDP Samoa

Jury

Joseph de Leon

Joseph de Leon

Director - Venture Strategy
Gravitas Prime
Janka Geckova

Janka Geckova

Program Manager - Innovation Xchange
Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Rosie Keller

Rosie Keller

Regional Manager for Asia
Seedstars World

Mentors

Hugh Mason

Hugh Mason

CEO
JFDI Asia
Nelson  Igunma

Nelson Igunma

Asia Regional Analyst
Seedstars
Martin Courtinat

Martin Courtinat

Asia Regional Analyst
Seedstars
Rosie Keller

Rosie Keller

Regional Manager for Asia
Seedstars World