Become the next Seedstars Global Winner
We are committed to supporting seed-stage startups from emerging markets as we know how difficult it can be to raise funds in these ecosystems.We believe that $500k in funding is a great foundation to kick-start the creation of any sustainable tech solution aimed at improving people’s lives. We have travelled to 75+ countries throughout the year to select the most promising startups from Asia, Africa, MENA, CEE and Latam, which have all been offered two-way plane tickets to Switzerland where they will pitch their ideas in front of investors in order to win up to $500k in investments!
Global & Regional Prizes
We know how hard it is for seed-stage startups in emerging markets to find sufficient funding. We’ve seen bootstrapping taken to the extreme with one founder even selling his house to fund his startup! Thankfully there are institutions looking to provide mentoring, access and financial support to top entrepreneurial talent in emerging markets.
Africa Energy Prize
We have partnered with Enel Green Power, perhaps the biggest producer of renewable energy, to search for the most innovative company fostering socio-economic development in rural Africa.
BBVA Open Talent
Together with BBVA, we will be sourcing FinTech, AI, Identity and Enterprise Banking startups in over 50 countries around the world to fast-track them for BBVA's Open Talent competition
We have partnered with Merck in order to support startups focusing on life science, healthcare, and performance materials, by providing them office space in the Merck Innovation Centers, mentoring, coaching and financial support of up to €50,000.
In partnership with HEG Fribourg and TRECC, we are scouting for the most transformative startups in education. A prize in the value of USD 50,000 will be awarded to the winner to help them expand in new markets.
Most innovative and revolutionary startup, in line of how revolutionary Tag Heuer has been on the worldwide watch-making sector.
Best startup with woman CEO
Reward the startup which would have the most time-saving solution for their customers.