Seedstars World (SSW), an exclusive startup competition for emerging markets and fast growing startup scenes is taking an India-based startup to Geneva at its final fvent on February 4th, 2015. Scandid won Seedstars Bangalore last July and is among the 36 startups that will compete and pitch for USD 500,000 equity investment.
Over1,500 startups from Eastern and Central Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia and Latin America applied to participate in Seedstars World. After nine months on the road, Seedstars World will be welcoming all the startup finalists for the Grand Final in Switzerland.
Countries represented at Seedstars World include Turkey, Russia, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Serbia, Iran, UAE, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, Morocco, Senegal, Ghana, Nigeria, Uganda, Rwanda, Kenya, South Africa, India, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, the Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, Korea, Japan, China, Taiwan, Australia, Mexico, Colombia, Peru, Chile, Argentina and Brazil.
Startup finalists will take part in a three-day bootcamp organized in partnership with EPFL, the European engineering school. International investors & mentors from accelerators like BBooster, The Founder’s Institute, Chinaccelerator as well as from the business strategy consultancy Galixo will coach them on their business model.
The winner of the global startup competition will be announced during the Final Event hosted on the first day of the Lift Conference, one of the innovation and tech conferences in Europe. The Seedstars World winner will be chosen by a jury composed of investors.
Seedstars World looks for smart startups that solve regional issues and/or develop profitable products for the global market. After winning the regional event in India on the 19th of July , Rohit Mehta, Scandid’s Product Design Lead stated: “Seedstars World was an amazing event! The competition, especially those that made up the podium alongside Scandid, were excellent and we’re looking forward to meeting all the global entrepreneurs in Geneva.”
For this second edition, more than 1,000 entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, business angels, journalists and start-ups enthusiasts are expected to join for the final chapter of the SSW 2014 tour. During the first edition in February 2014, around 500 people participated, with the ex-VP of Alibaba, Porter Erisman, showcasing the type of opportunities to be found in emerging countries and the growth potential.