13 July 2017

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

Alisée de Tonnac







Event description

Seedstars World is coming to Medellin!

The 10 best startups from Medellin will be invited to pitch in front of an investment panel and compete to be crowned the most promising seed-stage startup of Seedstars Medellin 2017. The winning startup will join the global Seedstars Family and take part in the regional and global Seedstars Summits that include our tried and tested bootcamp and investor forum. It's a catalytic platform for high growth emerging market startups.

In addition to seeing the top startups pitch, you can look forward to an event filled with disruptive tech, inspirational discussions, networking sessions and one flight ticket for the winner to come to Switzerland to compete for over $1mn in investment.

This year Seedstars is also partnering with BBVA to source the best FinTech startups in Latin America for their BBVA Open Talent competition! In others words startups have double the chances to win!

In addition to the Seedstars Prize, BBVA will award the best FinTech startup with EUR 1,000 as well as the chance to be named country winner and take part to the Regional Final Summit of BBVA Open Talent and compete for EUR 30,000 grant.

Criteria for BBVA Open Talent prize:
1) Projects must be operative or at least in beta version,
2) Startups no older than January 1st 2013,
3) Earned less than EUR 1.5 M in revenue,
4) Raised less than EUR 2.5 M in funding.

In addition to seeing the top startups pitch, you can look forward to an event filled with disruptive tech, inspirational discussions and networking sessions.

Join us! Register to attend or apply to pitch below!

The winners

ESCALA Educacion logo

ESCALA Educacion

76% of Colombians have financial products, but only 20% use them on a recurring basis. Colombia has a higher education enrollment rate of 4…

Slicar logo


Web and mobile application to rent vehicles located around the city by hours or days based on Carsharing model. Users can search, book, unl…

TiendAPP  logo


TiendAPP is the best ordering, communication and tracking platform for the High Frequency Stores (HFS), distributors and CPG Companies. Tie…

Startups Competing

Gulungo logo


Guia SAI S.A.S logo

Guia SAI S.A.S

ESCALA Educacion logo

ESCALA Educacion

CereArt logo


Easy Smile logo

Easy Smile

Slicar logo


Bumatch logo




TiendAPP  logo



Matevz Gantar

Regional Associate for LATAM & Caribbean @ Test

Lucyna Nowowiejska

Regional Associate, Latam & Caribbean at Seedstars World @ Seedstars


Federico Lara

Managing Director of IT and Chief Technologist @ FedEx Cross Border

Patricia Fuel

Economista Industrial @ Universidad de Antioquía

Sergio Zuñiga

Head of Innovation & Entrepreneurship @ BBVA Colombia

Harold Calderón

Chief Investment Officer @ Capitalia Colombia

Juliane Butty

Regional Manager Latin America & Caribbean @ Seedstars

Guillermo González

Director Solutions Development @ BBVA Colombia


Seedstars Medellin
July 13, 2017


Arrival / Networking

09:30 - 09:45

Kick off

09:45 - 10:30

1st Pitching session

10:30 - 10:40

Break / Networking

10:40 - 11:25

2nd Pitching session

11:25 - 12:15

Keynote Speakers: Diana Salazar (Co - Founder of Geek Girls Latam) "Geek Girls y otras verdades incómodas" and Marian Villa (lead organizor of Startup Weekend Medellin)

12:15 - 12:45

Announcement of the winner


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Ruta N: Cl. 67 #5220, Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia