Seedstars Summit 2016

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    March 03, 2016

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    March 04, 2016

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Seedstars Summit 2016

Seedstars World announces its annual Seedstars Summit under the theme "billion". The summit will take place on March 3rd at EPFL University in Switzerland, where the "Seedstars World Global Winner" will be named and receive up to $500,000 in equity investment.

The agenda includes conferences, talks and workshops about how to impact people’s lives in emerging markets through entrepreneurship and technology.

The highlight will be the final ceremony of the third edition of the Seedstars World competition, where up to $1 million of equity investment will be awarded to one of the 54 regional finalists. MENA countries represented in the competition will include: Jordan (Yaqut), UAE (AlemHealth), Lebanon (Merchandiser), Palestine (Mashvisor), Iran (SmartBeen), Algeria (ioGrow), Egypt (SolarizEgypt). The winner is crowned with the prestigious denomination of Seedstars World Best Startup.

There will also be a Travel Investment track powered by lastminute.com, who will invest up to $500,000 in the best travel startup, accelerating the startup’s growth with their industry know-how and long standing expertise in the industry.

Inmarsat ​and AP-Swiss will also award a $50,000 grant to the best startup developing an application or service leveraging satellite technology. HUBLOT, ​the official timekeeper, ​will reward the most innovative startup with a watch of considerable value, $20,000​.

The event is expecting around 1000 entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, corporate executives, business angels, government officials, journalists and startup enthusiasts to join for an amazing experience in Switzerland.

Seedstars World is an exclusive startup competition in emerging markets. Only high quality startups can receive an invitation and are chosen following a strict selection process. 

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