SEEDSTARS SUMMIT 2018 

The entrepreneurship forum for emerging markets 

12th of April 2018, Lausanne Switzerland

The SEEDSTARS SUMMIT 2018 held at the SwissTech Convention Center, EPFL in Lausanne Switzerland on the 12th of April 2018 was a great success!

For its fifth anniversary, Seedstars promised its very best summit to date, gathering 65+ handpicked startups from Central and Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Latin America, Asia and Africa.

A variety of verticals were covered, from Fin-tech to Med/Bio-tech, Agri-tech, Insure-tech, Clean-tech and High/Nano-tech. The startup Agrocenta won the Global Seedstars award and a lot of other startups from emerging markets were boosted in several mentoring and networking sessions!

Agrocenta, the startup which is tackling food access and stock flow issues across Ghana communities, won up to 500,000 dollars in equity investment and some unique growth opportunities at the summit.


The yearly summit is likewise an opportunity for investors, business angels, government officials, incubators, NGOs as well as journalists from all over the world to build connections with international players of the startup ecosystem and be part of a unique and international hands-on networking experience.


The following keynote speakers presented during the event: 

Gwendolyn Regina, who has played an important role in the expansion of Mashable to Asia and is also the founder and CEO of Apps Tech

Rebecca Enonchong, which will be representing Africa

Tallis Gomes, representing entrepreneurship in LATAM

Gibrian Huzaifah, a fish-farmer turned agriculture-tech-entrepreneur and founder of eFishery

On the investors side, Ace& Company, Omidyar Network, Index Ventures & 500startups will be joining the discussion.












Annamaria Andres

+43 57755 1312

annamaria.andres@gin-austria.com

Carina Margreiter

+43 1 501 75 259

carina.margreiter@gin-austria.com

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