Discover the best startups from emerging markets

Seedstars World promotes, connects and invests up to $1 Million in emerging market startups through its exclusive startup competition in over 60+ countries.

Win up to $1 Million

Win up to $1,000,000 in investment, along with multiple prizes and perks.

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Startup Competition

Seedstars World is a Switzerland based startup competition that takes place in emerging markets. We run 65+ local competitions where we identify the best seed-stage startups, give them pitch training and award the winners with an opportunity to compete in the Seedstars Summit where one of them will be crowned Seedstars World Global Winner.

6000 +



Selected Startups





The Growth Program

The growth program is a three month virtual acceleration program focused on growth and traction for the top 10-20 companies selected from the local event winners. Rather than taking you out of your market, we bring the expertise to you virtually so you remain close to your market. We teach you the best methodologies to accelerate your startup and be ready to raise Series A.

$30,000 Cash

Initial investment for 5% to 10% Equity

$20,000 Program

14 Week Intense Growth Program

Up to $500,000

Follow on Investment

Seedstars Summit

Join us for the Seedstars Summit 2018 in Lausanne, Switzerland on Thursday 12th April 2018 and watch the 65+ startups who qualified through our Local Competitions battle for equity investment of up to $1.5mn!

Regional Summits

Top startups, investors, corporates and media come together for our regional conference series. Join us at one of the Summits below!

Local Competitions

Attend or pitch at one of the qualification rounds that includes mentoring, networking, keynotes and pitching.