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Startups in India: What we Love in Bangalore

Startups in India: What we Love in Bangalore

Posted by Nellie Horn | Jul 15, 2014

Bangalore, also called the Silicon Valley of India, is our next stop on the Seedstars World tour. Before our Seedstars Bangalore event on the 19th of July, however, we look at some of the reasons why this Tier 1 city is top tier for startups in India. The Basics India may have a bad reputation as housing several off-shored…
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At SSW @ Lift, 50% of The content is Shaped by The Audience. Call for Proposition is Now Open!

At SSW @ Lift, 50% of The content is Shaped by The Audience. Call for Proposition is Now Open!

Posted by Gabriel Escalona | Jul 14, 2014

Step One: Pick a Format You can chose from a variety of formats to address different needs and energy levels at various moments of the day: - Brainstorm and create in Workshops - Debate controversial hot topics on Panel Discussions or more informal get-togethers - Listen and get inspired in Master Classes -…
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A Look Back at Seedstars Cape Town

A Look Back at Seedstars Cape Town

Posted by Nellie Horn | Jul 11, 2014

After weeks of heat, some of them at a humid 40° C, some without ACs and cotton t-shirts clinging to our backs, Julien and I make it to the crisp winter of South Africa. Granted, this winter is by no means the European snow and ice, but every once in a while we like to complain to no one in particular how freezing 14° C…
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Meet Mikita Mikado: A Belarusian Tech Entrepreneur in The Valley

Meet Mikita Mikado: A Belarusian Tech Entrepreneur in The Valley

Posted by Gabriel Escalona | Jul 09, 2014

‘My own brain develops here much faster’ That’s what Mikita tells me when I ask him why he decided to move to the US. And I couldn’t agree more. Being surrounded by more experienced and smarter people than you makes you grow faster. ‘The valley has a high concentration of those people’, adds Mikita, and indeed…
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Something in the Water: Our top 10 on Entrepreneurship in South Africa

Something in the Water: Our top 10 on Entrepreneurship in South Africa

Posted by Nellie Horn | Jul 08, 2014

We're back in Cape Town and loving it. Thanks to the nature, the wine, and off course, the South African startups, Julien and I are experience the Mother City in the best way possible. Read on for our lessons learned.   1. The Young and Restless Many African cities have a young population, and Cape Town is no different.…
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Heading to the Hunt: Kenya's Startups Still Bite

Heading to the Hunt: Kenya's Startups Still Bite

Posted by Nellie Horn | Jul 04, 2014

„Well he’s Parisian,” I scoff, “off course he’s going to French kiss with the giraffe.” It’s a sunny Sunday afternoon as Julien lean over the railing with a food pellet in his mouth, waiting for a lucky giraffe lady to take it (‘kissing’ him in the process). We usually hit the ground running when we arrive in a new SSW…
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Beasts in business: Our Top 10 from Nairobi

Beasts in business: Our Top 10 from Nairobi

Posted by Nellie Horn | Jul 01, 2014

Seedstars World returns to the vibrant startup scene in Nairobi. Join us for the 411 of the Startup ecosystem.   1. Busy Social Calendar There is always something on in Nairobi. There is a plethora of entrepreneurial events that educate, help build your network, or be part of the vital discussion around the startup…
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It’s all about the Money: SSW checks out Ugandan Startups

It’s all about the Money: SSW checks out Ugandan Startups

Posted by Nellie Horn | Jun 29, 2014

It’s Friday evening, and the team of Remit.Ug is holding the flight ticket to Geneva and grinning from ear to ear. The remittance startup has just won Seedstars Kampala and is all smiles for cameras.   Be Kind, Rewind Just a few days ago, Julien and I landed in the Entebbe airport, which lands so low over the beaches…
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Light in Sight after Years of Darkness for Ugandan Startup Entrepreneurs

Light in Sight after Years of Darkness for Ugandan Startup Entrepreneurs

Posted by Guest Blogger | Jun 27, 2014

Generally, the older generation of Ugandans believes that when you start your own business, it’s either because you’ve failed to find a job or you’ve reached your retirement. Of course, none of our youth in their twenties will have retired, so you can imagine the perceptions most young entrepreneurs have to put up with.…
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The Pearl of Africa: the Top 10 in Kampala

The Pearl of Africa: the Top 10 in Kampala

Posted by Nellie Horn | Jun 25, 2014

For the first time, Seedstars World is heading to Uganda. Julien and I set out to explore the startup ecosystem in Kampala. Read on for our lessons learned!   1. Testing the waters Unlike Rwanda, the Ugandan government does not yet invest heavily into the startup scene. Instead, it’s still testing out which measures…
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