Seedstars, the leading emerging market startup community, and investor has officially announced its 7th global Seedstars Summit 2020 will be held in Lausanne, Switzerland from April 1st to 3rd, 2020.

The Seedstars Summit is the final step of Seedstars World, the world’s largest startup competition in emerging markets.

For the past six years, the team has been scouting for the best early-stage startups by traveling around 80+ countries for 9 months.

This year, the event will showcase the 48 most promising startups from emerging economies in Africa, Latin America, Asia, Eastern Europe, and the Middle East.

They are competing for the title of Seedstars Global Winner and up to $500K in equity investment, and additional prizes will be granted by Seedstars partners.

In 2020, as Seedstars unveils a new theme for the Summit, all teams will focus on how to serve, galvanize entrepreneurial ecosystems and go beyond borders, limitations, structural challenges, financial constraints, and prejudice.

The event will continue to be a driving force for sustainable change in emerging markets, bringing together over 1500 participants at the Swiss Tech Convention Center (EPFL campus).

As a catalyst to facilitate the best business and investment opportunities, the global Seedstars Summit will gather its network of startups, investors, mentors, ambassadors, partners, and key stakeholders.

A four-day event, the Summit will launch with a 2-day Bootcamp, where startups will receive a mix of theoretical and practical content, with input provided by the Seedstars investment team and its partners, all experts in growth models and acquisition channels.

April 3rd, the main conference day, will host networking sessions, industry-themed pitch sessions and/or workshops in the morning.

For the grand finale, the global Seedstars winner will be selected among the 48 startups and announced on stage.

To top it off, there will be a closing cocktail where all attendees will be able to connect and celebrate entrepreneurship.

The past year has been impressive and exciting for us. As we are getting ready to bring these promising entrepreneurs to the forefront of the technology & innovation scene in Switzerland, we are looking forward to creating more networking, investment & partnership opportunities.

“We really tried to redefine the impact Seedstars could have on these ecosystems and our new theme, “Beyond”, sums up everything we stand for.

“We are truly going above and beyond as we try to dissolve all possible limitations, whether gender-based or financial, so they can reach their full potential and impact millions of lives in emerging markets,” says Alisée de Tonnac, CEO & Partner at Seedstars.

Nigeria will be represented at the Summit by agritech startup Crop2cash.

Musa Suleiman
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