25 August 2017

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

Alisée de Tonnac







Event description

Seedstars World is coming to Rio de Janeiro!

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

Brazil'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.


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.


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.

Register to attend or apply to pitch below.

Join us today!

The winners

Opa Educação logo

Opa Educação

Plataforma de registro de presença em sala de aula, para combate à evasão escolar, utilizando inteligência artificial e análise cognitiva, …

TecZelt-FazGame logo


We create gamified technologies to improve the quality of education. FazGame is a simple to use tool where teachers and students can create…

Farmaki logo


Farmaki does for pharmacy shopping what Trivago does for hotel booking. We aim to simplify shopper journey when finding and evaluating off…

Startups Competing

Preço Certo logo

Preço Certo

Din-Hero Soluçoes de Pagamento Ltda logo

Din-Hero Soluçoes de Pagamento Ltda

Opa Educação logo

Opa Educação



TecZelt-FazGame logo


Farmaki logo


Akredito Participações Ltda. logo

Akredito Participações Ltda.

Bilo Soluções Tecnológicas  logo

Bilo Soluções Tecnológicas

Quartilho logo



Natalie Witte

Senior Lawyer @ Natalie Witte

Maria Noel de la Paz

Regional Associate for Latam & Caribbean @ Maria Noel Startup Inc.

Danton Coelho

Rio de Janeiro Chapter Director @ Startup Grind

Luiz Felipe Grossi

Head @ Plataforma Space

Matevz Gantar

Regional Associate for LATAM & Caribbean @ Test

Juliane Butty

Regional Manager Latin America & Caribbean @ Seedstars

Carlos Junior

CEO @ Sai do Papel

Bruno Castro

Innovation and Strategic Planning Consultant @ Helper


Juliane Butty

Regional Manager Latin America & Caribbean @ Seedstars

Alexandra de Haan

Founding partner @ Copacabana House Ventures

Richard Zeiger

Partner @ MSW Capital

Steve Vachani

Managing Director @ Serendipity Ventures

Ricardo Flores

Director - Audit @ Grant Thornton

Sebastian Zumbühl

Project, Academic Relations & HR Manager @ Swissnex Brazil


Seedstars Rio
August 25, 2017


Arrival / Networking

17:00 - 17:15

Kick off

17:15 - 18:15

1st Pitching session

18:15 - 18:30

Break / Networking

18:30 - 19:30

2nd Pitching session

19:30 - 19:50

Keynote: Gustavo Mota

19:50 - 20:10

Keynote: Thiago Augusto Ramos Cesar

20:10 - 20:30

Announcement of the winner


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Auditório da Universidade Cândido Mendes Ipanema: R. Joana Angélica, 63 - Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, Auditório Principal