31 Aug 2017

Event description

Seedstars World is coming to Sao Paulo!

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


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.

Register to attend or apply to pitch below.

Join us today!

Attendee Registration

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Program

16:30
Arrival / Networking
17:00 - 17:15
Kick off & welcome words by BBVA Open Talent
17:15 - 18:15
1st Pitching session
18:15 - 18:35
Break / Networking
18:35 - 19:35
2nd Pitching session
19:35 - 20:15
Panel discussion
20:15 - 20:30
Announcement of the winner

Startup Applications

Deadline for applications - 18 Aug 2017 24:00 UTC

Partners

BBVA
Finnovista
Forbes LATAM
campus sao paulo
Wave Corp
Swissnex Brazil
Associação Brasileira De Startups
Startup Farm
Endeavor Brasil
Grant Thornton

Jury

Paulo Funchal

Paulo Funchal

Partner
Grant Thornton
Mayra Castro

Mayra Castro

Head of Office Sao Paulo
Swissnex Brazil
Juliane Butty

Juliane Butty

Regional Manager Latin America & Caribbean
Seedstars
Alvaro Machado

Alvaro Machado

COO
Startup Farm
Marcelo Sato

Marcelo Sato

Partner at Astella
Astella Investimentos

Mentors

Matevz Gantar

Matevz Gantar

Regional Associate for LATAM & Caribbean
Seedstars
Juliane Butty

Juliane Butty

Regional Manager Latin America & Caribbean
Seedstars
Maria Noel de la Paz

Maria Noel de la Paz

Regional Associate for Latam & Caribbean
Seedstars World

Venue

The event will take place at Campus São Paulo.

Rua Coronel Oscar Porto, 70 - Paraíso, São Paulo - SP, 01313-902, Brazil