SUVA

15 Aug 2019

Event description

Seedstars World is coming to Fiji!


To participate in the bootcamp and pitch: Apply with the ‘Apply Now' button by August 9th!
To attend the event on August 15th and watch the startup pitch: please register in the Eventbrite Attendee Registration Section.




The best startups from Suva will be invited for a 2 day training delivered by our own Seedstars team as well as local & regional mentors!

Achieving product-market fit is one of the most important goals for a startup, yet it is also one of the least understood concepts. The objective of the training is to help the startups build a product that customer will want, develop a clear competitive edge and learn how to effectively market themselves and their solution. Join us and take your venture to the next level!


*Open to the public*

After working closely with the entrepreneurs, we will invite the participants to pitch in front of top investors and compete to be crowned the most promising seed-stage startup of Seedstars Suva 2019. The top 5 selected by the jury members will be rewarded with one free month of our brand new Investment Readiness Program while the winner will receive 3 months free.

The winning startup of Suva will win two, all expenses paid trips, to the Regional Summit and the Global Seedstars Summit in Switzerland where it will have the opportunity to connect with a global network of world class entrepreneurs, mentors and investors - and the chance to win up to USD500.000 in equity investment.
Seedstars is a catalytic platform for high growth emerging market startups.




Criteria:
1) Have a Minimum Viable Product (MVP)
2) Have raise LESS than 500K external funding (can be bootstrapped)


You can look forward to an event filled with disruptive tech, inspirational discussions, networking sessions and world class mentoring on critical issues often encountered in the ecosystem!


Apply Now! And get the opportunity to represent your country on a Global Stage and win a free trial to our investment readiness program!

Program

9:00am - 9:30am

Welcome and Ice Breaker

9:30am - 10:15am

Introduction to Product Market Fit

10:15am - 10:45am

Market Analysis

10:45am - 11:30am

Break & Networking

11:30am - 12:30pm

Market Analysis

12:30pm - 1:30pm

Lunch & Networking

1:30pm - 3:00pm

Value Proposition

3:00pm - 3:30pm

Break & Networking

3:30pm - 5:00pm

The Lean Startup

5:00pm - 5:30pm

Wrap up of the day

9:00am - 9:30am

Welcome and Energiser

9:30am - 12:30pm

Building an MVP and collecting feedback

12:30pm - 1:30pm

Lunch & Networking

1:30pm - 3:00pm

1:1 Mentoring Sessions

3:00pm - 3:30pm

Break & Networking

3:30pm - 5:00pm

1:1 Mentoring Sessions (2nd part)

5:00pm - 5:30pm

Wrap up of the day

3:00pm - 3:30pm

Welcome and Networking

3:30pm - 3:45pm

Introduction

3:45pm - 4:45pm

1st Pitching Session

4:45pm - 5:00pm

Break & Networking

5:00pm - 5:45pm

2nd Pitching Session

5:45pm - 6:00pm

Break & Networking

6:00pm - 6:45pm

3rd Pitching Session

6:45pm - 7:15pm

Jury Deliberation

7:15pm - 7:30pm

Winner Announcement

7:30pm - Onwards

Cocktail & Networking

Partners

GSMA
Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Pacific Financial Inclusion Program
University of the South Pacific

Selected Startups

Speakers

Kevin Rotsaert

Kevin Rotsaert

CEO
Skyward Industries Pte Ltd
Georgina Naguilevu

Georgina Naguilevu

Senior Manager APplications Projects and Innovation
HFC Bank
Kaung Sitt

Kaung Sitt

Market Engagement Manager - Ecosystem Accelerator
GSMA
Anju  Mangal

Anju Mangal

Business Analyst and ECM-ICT Adviser, Digital Transformation
Pacific Community - SPC
Mike Greig

Mike Greig

CEO (Fiji)
Digicel
Shailendra  Prasad

Shailendra Prasad

Head of mCommerce & Corporate Affairs
Vodafone

Jury

Nat Wittayatanaseth

Nat Wittayatanaseth

Investment Manager
Beacon Venture Capital
Rosie Keller

Rosie Keller

Regional Manager for Asia
Seedstars World
Paul Ark

Paul Ark

Managing Director, Corporate Venture Capital
Digital Ventures
Truman Bradley

Truman Bradley

Chairman
Investment Fiji

Mentors

Pisey Chan

Pisey Chan

Partner Ecosystem, Insurtech
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Nat Wittayatanaseth

Nat Wittayatanaseth

Investment Manager
Beacon Venture Capital
Ben Miqeu

Ben Miqeu

Head of Partnerships and Programs
Catalpa
Kennedy Kitheka

Kennedy Kitheka

Head of Growth & Entrepreneur in Residence Asia
Seedstars
Rosie Keller

Rosie Keller

Regional Manager for Asia
Seedstars World
Paul Ark

Paul Ark

Managing Director, Corporate Venture Capital
Digital Ventures
Mereia Volavola

Mereia Volavola

Business Consultant
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Satwik Govindarajula

Satwik Govindarajula

Head of Growth & EIR Global
Seedstars

Venue

The event will take place at The University of the South Pacific.

Laucala Campus, Suva, Fiji

+679 323 1000