Are you ready for your chance to be the next big thing? Seedstars World is back for another round of competitions for local startups.
Once again, it’s time for new startups to gather and compete to win a chance to be crowned the ‘most promising seed-stage startup’ at the Seedstars Kuala Lumpur 2017 and a spot in the finals that’s happening in Switzerland.
The 8 best startups will have an opportunity to pitch their brand to an investment panel where they will be judged accordingly and 1 business will take home the title.
Seedstars Group And Its Global Project
Seedstars Group is composed of a with the same values and vision in mind—even when they’re spread all across the world.
Their goal to help new startups find their way in the industry through mentoring, building connections using their wide network and investing in entrepreneurs who are rising to the top.
Their global startup competition—Seedstars World—is an annual event that runs in over 75 countries for the team to source and recruit new businesses that have big potential. The company aims to cultivate startups who show great value in their emerging market growth.
Winning this competition not only crowns you with a title from Seedstars, but you’ll also get a chance to participate in the regional and global summits—which include participation in professionally tested boot camps and investor forums.
And of course, the finalists will join Seedstars summit in Switzerland to compete for the grand prize of over 1 million USD (approximately RM4.29 million) in investment.
For Seedstars Kuala Lumpur, the summit will be happening on the 20th of July 2017. This will be the 4th year they’re running in Malaysia.
With over 5000 applicants joining the global competition, it’d be safe to say that it’s going to be an interesting battle between the top startups in Malaysia itself.
Besides an evening of top pitches, there’ll be several discussion and networking sessions as well as talks by keynote speakers.
Startups have to fulfil the following criteria to be eligible for the competition:
- The startup must have been launched within the last 2 years
- If the startup has received external funding, it can only be up to USD 500,00
- The startup must have a demonstrable product or service (Minimum Viable Product)
- The startup needs to be scalable or have the potential to reach the scalability.
5 minutes will be given to pitch your idea in front of the audience and another 5 minutes to answer to questions from the judging panel.
So, how do you apply ?
All you’ve got to do is go ahead to their website for the online application form. Do take note that the deadline is on the 13th of July.
As for the guests planning to attend the conference, registration is compulsory and can also be done through the website.
Prices for the attendee passes can be found on their website as well as the full program list and further details of the conference.