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Over 80 startups will strive for sustainability at Seedstars Summit

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Over 80 startups from 75 countries will strive for sustainability across five industries at this year’s Seedstars Summit taking place in Lausanne, Switzerland from April 2-5.

Read More: Seedstars: a platform for startups in emerging markets to learn and connect

Passes are still available for this year’s Seedstars Summit, which will focus on five key industries:

  • Finance
  • Healthcare
  • Education
  • Agriculture
  • Energy

Hosted by the largest startup competition for emerging markets and fast-growing startup ecosystems, Seedstars World, the goal of the summit is for startups across Africa, Latin America, Asia, Eastern Europe, and the Middle East to address the global challenges inherent in each industry and to find efficient tech solutions for each sector.

More than 1,200 participants will fill the Swiss Tech Convention Center in Lausanne, Switzerland, including over 80 hand-picked startup teams, corporates, entrepreneurs, government representatives, ecosystem builders, business experts, investors, ambassadors and mentors from over 75 countries to connect, learn, and strive to bring us closer to achieving the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030.

Alisée de Tonnac, Co-Founder and CEO at Seedstars
Alisée de Tonnac, Co-Founder and CEO at Seedstars

“Entrepreneurs who get valuable support and knowledge can become the key enablers in their country’s ecosystem”

Highlighting this year’s Seedstars Summit will be five key industry-focused workshops, where a dedicated group of experts will tackle real-life challenges for specific groups and countries, by applying various Seedstars-designed methodologies such as problem identification, ideation and peer-to-peer brainstorm.

The Seedstars Summit will kick off with a private bootcamp from April 2-3 for pre-selected startups, where they’ll refine their growth strategy and participate in one-on-one meetings with mentors from the world’s top companies like Google, Udacity, Merck, Amazon, IBM and many more.

There will also be an Investor Forum on April 4 to connect well-known investors with Seedstars World startups, and keynote speeches from renowned experts, including Fabio Cannavale, CEO of lastminute.com, a digital entrepreneur and serial investor.

“Entrepreneurs who get valuable support and knowledge can become the key enablers in their country’s ecosystem and double the impact by sharing their expertise, mentoring, and investing in other ideas,” said Alisée de Tonnac, Co-Founder and CEO at Seedstars, in a statement.

On April 5, the final day of the summit, attendees will gain access to the Main Stage with a chance to meet and learn from entrepreneurs like Anthony Ndungu, an innovation architect, techpreneur, and founder of Kytabu, an EdTech platform revolutionizing education in Kenya.

Parallel will be the Breakout Stage, aimed at discussing the hottest trends in tech today such as blockchain, AI, machine learning, peace innovations, and more.

Seedstars strives to identify and connect future entrepreneurial minds and seed-stage startups with its global network of investors and industry players to help pave the way towards a successful and sustainable future.  

Through a variety of worldwide events, acceleration programs and competitions, including the largest startup competition in emerging markets, Seedstars aims at fostering impact investing and impact entrepreneurship over the world.

Disclosure: This article includes a client of an ESPACIO portfolio company

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Tim Hinchliffe
Tim Hinchliffe is the editor of The Sociable. His passions include writing about how technology impacts society and the parallels between Artificial Intelligence and Mythology. Previously, he was a reporter for the Ghanaian Chronicle in West Africa and an editor at Colombia Reports in South America. tim@sociable.co