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Seedstar Summit in Switzerland

Posted on: 11/02/2016

STRIKE IS HEADING TO SWITZERLAND TO WIN 500K AT THE SEEDSTARS SUMMIT

 

Strike is representing India at the Seedstars Summit, during which the winner of the global competition for fast growing startups in emerging markets Seedstars World will be named and awarded with up to USD 500,000 in equity investment.

 

Seedstars Summit – March 3rd, 2016, Swiss Tech Convention Center at EPFL, Lausanne

 

LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND, February 11th, 2016 – Seedstars, the global organization with the mission of impacting people’s lives in emerging market through entrepreneurship and technology, launched its third edition of the Seedstars World competition in April 2015. The international team covered 54 countries, scouting for the best startups around the world. Strike has been selected to represent India and participate in a two day bootcamp, an Investor Forum and the Grand Final of Seedstars World. The global winner of this edition will be rewarded with up to USD 500’000 in equity investment. The best startups in other sectors such as travel and space will also be rewarded with equity investments and grants of up to USD 550’000.

 

Strike won Seedstars Bangalore in August last year, with its email productivity platform for mobile that helps users to research people within their Gmail app. On March 3rd, the Indian startup will represent the country and compete with other 53 startups from around the world for the title of “Seedstars World Global Winner”.

 

More than 3,000 startups from Eastern and Central Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia and Latin America applied to participate in Seedstars World this year. Since April 2015, four regional teams and expert local juries have selected the most promising startups in 54 cities, from Santiago to Jakarta, passing by Ramallah and Beirut.

 

At the Summit, the speakers will discuss how technology and entrepreneurship impact billions of people’s lives in emerging markets. “Most people don’t really associate emerging markets to a billion of opportunities  and we’re here to show them that these markets are already transforming into centres of innovation where talented people and changemakers grow,” explains Alisée de Tonnac, CEO at Seedstars World.

 

Around 1000 entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, corporate executives, business angels, government officials, journalists and startup enthusiasts are expected to join for an amazing experience in Switzerland.

 

Tickets on sale now!

The Summit is open to public. Final pass & Executive pass are available @ www.seedstarsworld.com/summit/passes

 

About Seedstars

They tried to bury us, they didn’t know we were seeds.” – Mexican proverb

 

Seedstars is a global organisation based in Switzerland with activities in more than 50 countries around the world. Its mission is to impact people’s lives in emerging markets through entrepreneurship and technology. The company’s goal is to develop and foster startup ecosystems by connecting, building and investing in driven entrepreneurs. Seedstars connects the best entrepreneurs with investors, corporates and media, and helps them to scale to new markets. They build companies by bringing together resources, talents and growth techniques, and eventually, invest in the most promising entrepreneurs. Sharing the values of trust, efficiency and diversity, Seedstars aims to support the whole entrepreneurial ecosystem from entrepreneurs to investors passing through governments and corporates.

 

More info on our website: www.seedstars.com

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Press Contacts:

Sandra Febvre                                                          Juliane Butty                                        Event & Press Manager                                                   Event & Press Coordinator

sandra@seedstarsworld.com                                         juliane@seedstarsworld.com

+41 76 420 75 54                                                          +41 79 820 47 41

 

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