12 May 2017

Event description

The Seedstars World competition returns to Mexico City for the 5th time!

Seedstars World, the global seed-stage startup competition for emerging markets and fast-growing startup scenes, is coming to Mexico City on May 12th, 2017 at BBVA Bancomer Innovation Center.

Mexico's best seed-stage startups will compete to represent the country at the Seedstars World competition and win up to USD 1 000 000 in equity investment, the chance to be part of a 3 months growth program and network with investors and top mentors from around the world.


Criteria:


1.) Have maximum 2 years since founding date,


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


3.) Have a Minimum Viable Product (MVP)

This year Seedstars is also partnering with the bank 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:


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!

Program

08:30
Arrival / Networking
09:00 - 09:15
Kick off
09:15 - 10:30
1st Pitching session
10:30 - 10:50
Break / Networking
10:50 - 12:05
2nd Pitching session
12:05 - 12:50
Panel discussion
12:50 - 13:10
Announcement of the winner
13:10 - 14:00
Networking

Attendee Registration

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Startup Apply

Deadline for applications - 30 Apr 2017 24:00 UTC

Partners

BBVA Bancomer Innovation Center
BBVA

Jury

Juliane Butty

Juliane Butty

Regional Manager Latin America & Caribbean
Seedstars
Alessandro Paganini

Alessandro Paganini

Investment Associate
Dalus Capital
Jonathan Lewy

Jonathan Lewy

Managing Partner
Investo
Marcela Zetina

Marcela Zetina

Head of Innovation & Entrepreneurship
BBVA

Mentors

Juliane Butty

Juliane Butty

Regional Manager Latin America & Caribbean
Seedstars
Guillermo García Vivanco

Guillermo García Vivanco

Business Development
BBVA Bancomer
Isaac Phillips

Isaac Phillips

Co-Founder
Pig.gi
Julian Balderas

Julian Balderas

Manager, Community Development
SoftLayer, an IBM Company
Daniel Cossio

Daniel Cossio

Associate
Village Capital
Raquel Contreras

Raquel Contreras

Innovation & Entrepreneurship
BBVA

Venue

The event will take place at BBVA Bancomer Innovation Centre.

Col Juárez, D.F., México, Paseo de la Reforma 510, Juárez, 06600 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico

http://www.centrodeinnovacionbbva.com/mexico