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Online Seedstars World Competition 2020/21

Online Seedstars World Competition 2020/21

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Applications call for Online Seedstars World Competition 2020/21

From June to November each year, the Seedstars team looks for the most promising early-stage startups from 90+ emerging markets that will receive intensive training on how to be investment-ready. They will take part in local, regional, and global stage competitions, but only one of them will be crowned as the Global Winner and receive a prize of up to USD 500,000 in equity investment. Who will it be this year?


Grand Finale benefits:

  • 2-day Growth Bootcamp
  • 1-1 Mentor & Investor meetings
  • Global Networking & Visibility

Regional Stage benefits:

  • Investment Readiness Training
  • 1-1 Mentor & Investor Meetings
  • Regional Networking & Visibility

All accepted startups will receive:

  • Online Seedstars Academy
  • Access to Seedstars Mentor Network
  • Local Networking & Visibility

Selection Criteria

If your startup is looking to learn from industry experts, network with the local ecosystem, achieve product/market fit and accelerate growth in your existing market, apply now to the Local Stage of the Online Seedstars World Competition 2020/21. In order to be eligible for Seedstars World Competition, candidates must

  • Already have a Minimum Viable Product (MVP) and initial traction.
  • Have startup which has received less than USD 1,000,000 in funding.
  • Have operations or be incorporated in the country/city you are applying.

How does it work?

  • Local Stage (Step 1, June – August 2020): Fully online, startups can apply from any part of their country to the nearest competition in their ecosystem. One winner per country will be to participate in the Regional Stage.
  • Regional Stage (Step 2, November – December 2020): Local Stage winners will compete on a regional level in a broadcasted pitch competition on Seedstars Life. Finalists will be selected based on their startup strength and scalability and will move on to the Grand Finale.
  • Grand Finale (Step 3, April 2021): Will bring together the winners of all five regional stages for in-depth entrepreneurial training and the opportunity to compete for the title of Global Winner and the prize of up to $500,000 USD in equity investment.

More information available here


Type of Opportunity Competitions and Awards
Deadline31 August,2020
Open toAll



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