21 Jun 2017

Event description

Seedstars World is coming to Valparaiso!

The best startups from Valparaiso will pitch in front of an investment panel and compete to be crowned the most promising seed-stage startup of Seedstars Santiago. The winning startup will join the global Seedstars Family and take part in the finals for Santiago at SSW Chile and compete to represent the country at the Seedstars World competition and win up to USD 1 million in equity investment, the chance to be part of a 3months growth program and network with investors and 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, networking sessions and two tickes for the winners to come to Santiago to participate in the Seedstars Chile final competition where the winner to come to Switzerland and compete for over $1mn in investment will be selected.

Register to attend or apply to pitch below.

Program

15:00 - 15:30
Arrival / Networking
15:30 - 15:45
Kick off
15:45 - 16:45
1st Pitching session
16:45 - 17:00
Break / Networking
17:00 - 17:45
2nd Pitching session
17:45 - 18:00
Keynote Speaker: Clemente Canales
18:00 - 18:30
Micro abierto by Incuba UC
18:30 - 19:00
Announcement of the winner

Partners

BBVA
CORFO
Incuba UC
Chrysalis
Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María
Startup Chile
iF Valparaíso 3IE

Selected Startups

Speakers

Clemente Canales Turpaud

Clemente Canales Turpaud

Co-founder and CEO
NearWay

Jury

Matias Gonzalez Argomedo

Matias Gonzalez Argomedo

Founder
MeetLatAm
Javier Gotschlich Praus

Javier Gotschlich Praus

General Manager
Chrysalis
Tomás Gentina

Tomás Gentina

Manager
Hub Global PUCV
Ignacio Alfaro

Ignacio Alfaro

Gerente de Experiencia de Clientes y Segmentos
BBVA
Matevz Gantar

Matevz Gantar

Regional Associate for LATAM & Caribbean
Seedstars

Mentors

Karen Montalva

Karen Montalva

Director
Codigomujer
Juliane Butty

Juliane Butty

Regional Manager Latin America & Caribbean
Seedstars
Kurt Elliott

Kurt Elliott

CEO
Elliott Consulting

Venue

The event will take place at Auditorio Aulario.

Facultad de Ingeniería PUCV, Avenida Brasil 2162, Valparaíso

Auditorio Aulario Facultad de Ingeniería PUCV, Avenida Brasil 2162, Valparaíso