08 Jul 2017

Event description

Seedstars World is coming to Quito!

The 10 best startups from Quito will be invited to pitch in front of an investment panel and compete to be crowned the most promising seed-stage startup of Seedstars Quito 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.


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 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!


Arrival / Networking
15:30 - 15:45
Kick off
15:45 - 16:45
1st Pitching session
16:45 - 17:00
Break / Networking
17:00 - 18:00
2nd Pitching session
18:00 - 18:50
Jury Deliberation
18:50 - 19:15
Announcement of the winner

Attendee Registration

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Startup Apply

Deadline for applications - 24 Jun 2017 24:00 UTC


Camara del Comercio
Kruger Labs
Studio Yana
Net Impact USFQ


Ernesto Kruger

Ernesto Kruger

Kruger Corporation


Lucyna Nowowiejska

Lucyna Nowowiejska

Regional Associate, Latam & Caribbean at Seedstars World
Gabriela Morales Paz

Gabriela Morales Paz

Studio Yana
Carlos Zaldumbide

Carlos Zaldumbide

Executive Director
Cámara de Comercio de Quito
Matevz Gantar

Matevz Gantar

Regional Associate for LATAM & Caribbean


The event will take place at Kruger Labs.

Arízaga Luque N34-206 y Federico Páez, Quito 170516