Since, 2013 Seedstars World is the largest and most prestigious pitching competition to spot best entrepreneurs in emerging market. The competition runs with the motto, Talent is everywhere. Hence, they are in search to best talents all around the world. The competition runs in 60+ emerging markets having access to 1500+ entrepreneurs, investors, incubators, corporates etc. And this time again, Seedstars World has chosen Nepal in partnership with Unlimited Technologies host of Microsoft Innovation Center Nepal and sponsored by Wai Wai to search and identify the talents of Nepal. Seedstars World is a Switzerland based startup competition that takes place in emerging markets. We run 65+ local competitions where we identify the best seed-stage startups, give them pitch training and award the winners with an opportunity to compete in the Seedstars Summit where one of them will be crowned Seedstars World Global Winner.

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How to Apply for Wai Wai Seedstars Kathmandu?

Get started by registering your startup idea at nepaliideas.com. After the ideas are evaluated and analyzed, selected Ideas get a chance to fill up the final application of Seedstars world, from which top 8 startups are called to pitch their ideas in Wai Wai Seedstars Kathmandu 2017, initiated by Unlimited Technologies Pvt Ltd.

Please note that all the communications would be provided through e-mail. So, please stay updated!



Winning startups get 3 valuable opportunities to shine

Local pitching event

What: Local winners are elected from 50-100 contestants handpicked with the help of our local partners

Audience: 100-200

Coverage: Local and national

Seedstars Event-Regional editions

What: Winners from a region can network and pitch in front of investors, corporates and governments

Audience: 300-500

Coverage: National and regional

Seedstarts Event-Global edition

What: All winners are brought to Switzerland and the best startups receive equity financing and/or grant

Audience: 500-1000

Coverage: Regional and international


WHY SEEDSTARS?

We are entrepreneurs

We walk the talk - some TALK entrepreneurship, we Do entrepreneurship. Building companies is our DNA.

We are global (in emerging markets)

From day one, our ambition has been global. Our group is active in 55+ of the fastest-growing ecosystems.

We are lean and resilient

We don't have all answers We have the iterative process and resilience to get to them with the quickest and most cost-efficient route.




CRITERIA TO APPLY:

We look for four different aspects in an application

  • The startup must be less than 2 years
  • If the startup has received external funding, it can only be up to US$500 K
  • The startup must have demonstrable product or service (Minimum Viable Product)
  • The startup needs to be scalable or have the potential to reach the scalability



WHICH LANGUAGE WILL BE USED?

Pitch and application documents must be in English or you must provide a translator


WHAT ARE THE RULES FOR THE PITCH?

You have 5 minutes to pitch your idea in front of the audience and another 5 minutes to answer to questions from the judging panel.


WHY PARTICIPATE AS A STARTUP?

EQUITY INVESTMENT


There is a prize package consisting of up to $ 1 Million in equity investment and more in cash and in-kind prizes. You’ll be exposed to VCs, corporates and angels searching for investment opportunities.

COVERAGE AND PRESTIGE


All Seedstars World events are heavily covered by local and international press with around 500 articles on us last year. Represent your country at the worldwide Seedstars Summit in front of an international audience.

PARTNERSHIPS AND FAMILY


Join the close knit Seedstars Family of talented entrepreneurs in 65+ countries. Find potential partners and business opportunities through the community and at the various events.

LEARN & GROW


We hand pick top-quality mentors from all over the world with experience in relevant industries. Benefit from the knowledge of corporate leaders, serial entrepreneurs, accelerator directors and investors.