The 2018 Seedstars Global Summit will take place in Switzerland at SwissTech Convention Center in Lausanne. The four days event is scheduled on April 9 to 12 this year. This will mark the fifth global summit attracting about 65 startups from all over the world. The participants from diverse disciplines such as agritech, cleantech, edtech, nanotechnology, med/biotech and fintech will attend the event. During the event, startups will compete for the Seedstars Global Winner alongside other different prizes. The Winner will take home prize award worth $1M in equity investment plus $500K in addition. All participants are innovators and game-changers as well taking an active role in mitigating the startup industry problems. The initiatives also help in finding solutions to challenges facing communities in their respective areas using modern technology. The compiled list of participants can be obtained here. Attendees will get an opportunity to network with the Seedstars MENA’s winners such as Junkbot.
Mentoring session will take two days on Monday and Tuesday facilitated by 70 startups experts from all over the world. Investors’ forum is planned to take place on Wednesday when the startups will pitch one-minute presentation. On the same day, participants will interact with the Swiss and international investors where 12 finalists will also be announced. Final day which is April 12 will be the climax of the 2018 summit. There will be two concurrent events one by GSMA and the other one by FedEx. Fedel workshop will be base on e-commerce while GSMA will focus on startups collaboration. In the afternoon, the two groups will hold a joint meeting where main speakers will take the podium to spire startups. At the same time, strategies for the future fate of entrepreneurship will be discussed and declaration of the winner. The chief speakers who have confirmed their attendance so far include Gwendolyn Regina, Gibran Huzaifah, Rebecca Enonchong and Tallis Gomes. The other guest will be Gibran Huzaifah who is a worldwide figure due to his fishery discovery. Mr. Huzaifah’s fishery startup has significantly transform fishery sector in Indonesia. The technology helped in tapping about $5.4 billion revenue from aquaculture ecosystem in the country.
The application process is ongoing with a guaranteed discount of up to 15% for those who will use “WAMDA15” code during registration.