“We are the unexpected seeds, hustling for high impact.”
Alisée de Tonnac
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!
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Arrival / Networking
17:00 - 17:15
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
Auditório da Universidade Cândido Mendes Ipanema: R. Joana Angélica, 63 - Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, Auditório Principal