Seedstars World coming to Manila to find the best startup in the country

Seedstars World, the most exclusive startup competition for emerging markets and fast-growing startup scenes is coming to Manila on August 27, 2014 to find the best startup in the country.

Based in Geneva, Switzerland and founded by Alisee de Tonnac and Pierre-Alain Masson, the competition is supported by the venture builder Seedstars SA. Last year’s SSW was conducted across 20 cities and for this year, SSW has expanded to more than 30 countries including Philippines.

For the Philippine leg, SSW will partner with IdeaSpace. “IdeaSpace is happy to collaborate with SSW as it brings more opportunities for tech startups in the Philippines and other emerging markets to gain access to a global platform. More so, SSW’s move to focus its lens to a city like Manila will bring forth more opportunities to spur local talent and create more solutions and ventures that will seek to improve economic productivity.”, IdeaSpace Community Development Consultant Goldy Yancha.

The event will be hosted by Microsoft Philippines. Other local partners include Demo AseanWebGeek.ph and Pinoy Tech Blog.

Seedstars World is also partnering with Galixo, a boutique consultancy based in Singapore working with startups in developing their business strategy and entering new markets at global level. Galixo CEO Raphael Dana will also be part of the jury panel.

Last year, innovative crowdsourcing translation platform from South Korea, Flitto, won the first place for Seedstars World. “After Seedstars World came to Seoul, and crowned us Regional Winner, doors opened for us and we really gained traction. The publicity it created was also fantastic and this [global] win will take us even further.”, Founder and CEO Simon Lee

Flitto, 2013 Seedstars World winner. 

“Seedstars World will hold its worldwide competition every year and we are expecting to grow exponentially to all the corners of the world and put all the fast growing startup scenes on the map. Indeed, our goal is to create the network for quality entrepreneurs around the world and help entrepreneurs, accelerators/incubators, co-working spaces and investors to interact with one another.”, Alisee de Tonnac, SSW CEO

“Seedstars World events are always a great chance to see an ecosystem’s best entrepreneurs pitch” Nellie Horn, Seedstars World organizer and jury member, explains. “We seek out the most innovative seed-stage startups that will represent Philippines during our final event in Geneva, so apply today for your chance to go big.”

Seedstars World Manila

August 27, 2014
Microsoft Philippines, Inc – 8/F, Ayala Office Tower, 6750 Ayala Avenue, Makati City 1200.
The event is free to join and will run from 2:00 to 8pm.

Visit Seedstars Manila website for more.

Seedstars World Competition 2014 – How it works

30 regional events: an exclusive one-day event where the best-in-class startups pitch their ideas in front of a regional jury panel.

Final event: the 30 finalists of the regional event will be invited to Switzerland to participate in a 4-day bootcamp and the grand finale where they will compete in front of an international jury and European investors. One winner will win up to USD 500,000 in equity investment.

Criteria:
– Less than USD 500,000 in capital investment
– Maximum 2 years since founding date
– A product that is up and running on the market
– A global project, potentially scalable at an international level


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