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THE ENTREPRENEURSHIP FORUM FOR EMERGING MARKETS

Seedstars World, the international startup competition for emerging markets, will be holding its annual Summit on ​ March 3rd, 2016 ​ at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL).

55+ startups will be competing for equity investments of up to USD 1M.

Seedstars World launched its third edition in May, backed by an international team of 12. ​ They have covered 55+ cities, scouting for the best startups around the world. The journey ends in December, at which point all 55 finalists have been selected. They are invited to Switzerland end of February 2016 to participate in a three-day bootcamp hosted by ​ EPFL. This will consist in training and mentoring sessions by international investors, mentors from top accelerators, business strategy consultants and top CEOs.

The final ceremony (open to public) will then take place on March 3 ​ rd​, 2016, whereby the grand Seedstars World Global Winner will be named and receive up to USD 500K in equity investment. Other sectors such as travel and space will also be rewarded with equity investments and grants.

PARTNERSHIP WITH EPFL

The Seedstars Summit will take place at the ​ Swiss Tech Convention Centre ​ , which is located at the heart of the ​ EPFL campus in Lausanne, Switzerland. The EPFL is one of the main partner of the event. All EPFL students, professors and relatives are welcome to attend.

WHAT TO EXPECT?

This Summit promises to be filled with passion and excitement. It will host panel discussions on subjects ranging from women entrepreneurs to innovation in Africa, have top CEOs, members of academia and VCs deliver powerful speeches, and all of this surrounded by a strong international media presence, including TV!
The 55+ competing startups also promise to be innovative and disruptive – from Armenians who created an eye care app to Iranians analyzing greenhouse-related health issues, the mix and diversity of the competing startups is astonishing so far. To know more about our entrepreneurs, check our web page ​ here and click on
the city you are interested in.

Registration here: http://www.seedstarsworld.com/summit
EPFL discount code :  ​ EPFL15OFF