About the initiative
Seedstars World is an exclusive global startup competition and network to identify the leading seed-stage startups across emerging markets. Our mission is to reduce unemployment in emerging markets through the promotion and investment in entrepreneurship. We already traveled to 20 countries in 2013, 36 in 2014 and received 2500+ applications and listened to 800+ startups pitching. To date, our portfolio of startups has raised $20M. This year we will host startup events in 50+ countries to boost emerging startup ecosystems, encourage entrepreneurship and connect the world’s visionaries. In each of the 50+ cities, we invite one startup to come to Switzerland to pitch to win up to $500k investment. Our recent winners and investments include startups from South Korea, Nigeria and the Philippines.
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