Seedstars world competition was designed to invest in people and startups in entrepreneurship and technology, connect complementary stakeholders, build and fund solutions for the future.
To be eligible, startups in entrepreneurship or technology must have a demonstrable product or service (Minimum Viable Product, MVP) that is scalable or have potential to reach the scalability.
Seedstars World Competition Format
1. Local Competitions
We run 80+ local competitions where we identify the best seed-stage startups. In addition to having the top startups pitching, our events are filled with disruptive tech, inspirational discussions, networking sessions and one flight ticket for the winner to come to one of the Seedstars Regional Summits.
2. Regional Summits
We manage 5 Regional Summits, where we bring all Seedstars World local winners of each region, as well as speakers, investors, corporates, incubators, accelerators, governments and relevant stakeholders to one city to build bridges between regional ecosystems and discuss regional challenges. In this occasion, the startups will compete to represent their region at the Seedstars Global Summit in Switzerland.
3. Global Summit
Our competition’s final happens in the Seedstars Summit in Switzerland, an exciting event filled with breakout sessions, panel discussions, specialized workshops and the best minds from emerging markets, where the regional winners compete to be crowned the Seedstars World Global Winner.
4. Virtual Growth Program
The growth program is a three month virtual acceleration program focused on growth and traction for 10-20 winners selected among the Regional Summit Winners. The program includes an investment of $50k of which $20k covers the program and the chance for follow-on funding.
How to apply
1. Apply to one of our local competitions if you fit the criteria (received less than $500k in funding, MVP, scalable).
2. Pitch and impress the investor jury at any local competition.
3. Win locally and regionally to join the Global Summit in Switzerland, and get a chance to join the Investment Readiness Program and the Growth Program.