Apia

26 September 2019

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

Alisée de Tonnac

5

speakers

2

startups

8

mentors

Seedstars Apia is a wrap!

Seedstars Apia is a wrap!

If you missed the action, you’ll find the list of winning startups below and the event photos on our Facebook page.

If you don't want to wait until the next year to catch us again, please join us at one of the Regional Summits in December in Latam, Africa, Asia, MENA and CEE (we will be announcing the dates soon!) or the global in Lausanne, Switzerland next spring!

The winners

1st
Smart Pei logo

Smart Pei

Smart Pei is a FinTech startup based in the Pacific. We are looking to offer online Domestic and International payment services for the Pac…

1st
Smart Pei logo

Smart Pei

Partners

Regional Partner

Supporting Partner

Local supporter

Speaker

Cherelle Fruean

Programme Analyst Sustainable Development Goals Localization @ UNDP Samoa

Hobart Va'ai

CEO @ Samoa Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Farid Mohammed

CEO (Samoa) @ Digicel

Fualau Loli Talatalaga Mata'u Matafeo

Chief Executive Officer @ Ministry of Communications, Information Technoloy

Kaung Sitt

Market Engagement Manager - Ecosystem Accelerator @ GSMA

Mentors

Joseph de Leon

Director - Venture Strategy @ Gravitas Prime

Satish Sharma

CEO @ BlueSky Samoa

Lahiru Pathmalal

Founder @ Takas

Hugh Mason

CEO @ JFDI Asia

Kaung Sitt

Market Engagement Manager - Ecosystem Accelerator @ GSMA

Kennedy Kitheka

Head of Growth & Entrepreneur in Residence Asia @ Seedstars

Rosie Keller

Regional Manager for Asia @ Seedstars.com

Nelson Igunma

Asia Regional Analyst @ Seedstars

Jury

Rosie Keller

Regional Manager for Asia @ Seedstars.com

Janka Geckova

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

Alatina Loelu

CEO @ Small Business Enterprise Center Samoa

Joseph de Leon

Director - Venture Strategy @ Gravitas Prime

Program

Private Bootcamp Day 1
September 24, 2019

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

Private Bootcamp Day 2
September 25, 2019

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

Pitching Day (Open to the Public)
September 26, 2019

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