A view of the Seedstars Lausanne event. Inset the grand winner from Philiippines
Global startup contest coming to Delhi this month

Lausanne, Switzerland, May 6 2017: Seedstars World, the global startup competition in emerging markets organised by Seedstars, brought its 2016 round to a successful close at the Seedstars Summit, hosted at the SwissTech Convention Center in Lausanne, Switzerland.

After travelling to 65 different countries to find the best seed stage startups, the Seedstars team invited the local winners to the final round to compete for an equity investments of up to USD 500'000, as well as other exciting prizes. After participating in a two-day bootcamp and an investor forum, 12 startups were selected to compete and pitch on the main stage, in front of a crowd of 1000+ participants and a panel of international jury, consisted of Charles Lorenceau, Director at ACE & Company UK, Cedric Waldburger, CEO at Tenderloin Ventures and Pierre-Alain Masson, Co-founder at Seedstars Group.

The grand winner of the fourth edition of Seedstars World was Acudeen Technologies, from the Philippines.



Seedstars World is the largest platform for entrepreneurs in emerging

markets, with an exclusive seed-stage startup competition, network

and investment fund focussing in high growth and emerging markets,

and active in more than 70 countries. The 8 best tech startups from Delhi

will be invited to pitch in front of a jury panel of investors and successful

entrepreneurs, and will compete to be crowned the most promising

seed-stage startup of Seedstars Delhi 2017.

The winning startup will receive an all expenses paid trip to the

Seedstars Asia Regional Summit and to Switzerland, to compete

against 70 other countries at the Seedstars Global Summit for an equity

investment of up to $1 million.


The Filipino startup, founded by Mario Jordan “Magellan” Fetalino III, (Inset in photo above)  was awarded the Seedstars trophy on stage by Pierre-Alain Masson, Co-founder at Seedstars Group and crowned the “Seedstars World Global Winner 2016” for their innovative solution that turns SMEs invoices into cash through discounting of their receivables, providing them with necessary working capital they are not getting from the banks.

In addition to the  $500,000 investment prize for the Seedstars World Global Winner, 5 other startups were awarded special prizes:

  • Asafeer Education Technologies from UAE was awarded  the TRECC Transforming Education Prize, a grant of USD 50’000, presented by TRECC.

  • UnDosTres from Mexico was awarded the PayU Fintech Prize, with full access to the Seedstars Growth program, tickets to Money2020 and mentoring by PayU team.

  • qAIRa from Peru was awarded the prize for Best Woman Entrepreneur, presented by Hublot.

  • PiQuant from South Korea was awarded the prize for Most Innovative Startup, presented by Hublot.

  • Mind Rockets from Jordan was awarded the Public Vote, presented by The Office for Economic Affairs (SPECo), which is the Office for Economic Affairs of the State of Vaud in Switzerland