The Global Winner
With the Seedstars company builder, we’re continuing the tradition of investing up to $500k in the top startup we find, no matter what industry you are from.
Global & Regional Prizes
We know how hard it is for seed-stage startups in emerging markets to find sufficient funding. We’ve seen bootstrapping taken to the extreme with one founder even selling their house to fund their startup! Thankfully there are institutions looking to provide mentoring, access and financial support to top entrepreneurial talent in emerging markets.
In partnership with Jacobs Foundation, we are scouting for the most transformative startups in education. A grant of USD 50k will be awarded to the winner to help them expand in Africa.
Satellite & Connectivity
Continuing on with the success of the Space Prize of 2015, we're searching for hardware and software startups innovating with satellite technology such as earth observation, GPS or communications and will be announcing a great offer for the global winner shortly.
In partnership with the global payment services provider PayU, we are scouting for the most promising fintech startup.
Intel Solutions Challenge
Together with Intel, we're looking for the best startups in Hardware, IoT, Cloud and Analytics. The best startups will be invited to an exclusive demo day and get the opportunity to present in front of an audience of internal and external intel stakeholders and customers.
OmniUp was selected as the top woman led startup of 2015. Hublot awarded an emblematic Hublot watch to promote woman in business and technology.
Virtual Presence Prize
VIAGlobal, the US Launchpad for International Startups, is excited to offer a prize at Seedstars World for the startup that has the best potential for US expansion, who receive 12-months of VIAGlobal’s Virtual Presence services, providing a commercial presence in the U.S. without moving personnel immediately.
Perks You Can't Ignore
A week in Switzerland, valuable connections, our favourite SaaS services for free, cool merchandise and more. There are benefits of Seedstars World you just can’t ignore!
Bootcamp & Summit$6k Prize
The winning startup from each of our 65+ local events (and additional startups for each Investment Track) will be flown to Switzerland and lodged for the weeklong bootcamp, final event, conference and investment forum. It's an invaluable learning, networking and development experience with a value of over $6k.