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Pack your bags: Startup Competitions from around the Globe

Pack your bags: Startup Competitions from around the Globe

Posted by Nellie Horn | Jun 24, 2014

Seedstars World is quickly growing as we bring you the best of the best startups from emerging markets and fast-growing startup scenes and we pride ourselves in creating a high quality network of investors, local connectors, such as incubators and accelerators, and entrepreneurs.   If you cannot make it to all our…
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Kigali is Walking the Walk: Exploring Rwandan Startup Trends

Kigali is Walking the Walk: Exploring Rwandan Startup Trends

Posted by Nellie Horn | Jun 20, 2014

Kigali Talks the Talk Say you’re a young entrepreneur looking for the perfect place to start your business. It’s an ICT startup and you’d like to start a smartphone app, and later on expand to feature phones via USSD codes as well. You need a good coding team, if possible in a stable environment with good infrastructure…
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#SSWFinal2015 Worldwide Startup Competition Returns Bigger, Better, Stronger…

#SSWFinal2015 Worldwide Startup Competition Returns Bigger, Better, Stronger…

Posted by Gabriel Escalona | Jun 19, 2014

#SSWFinal2015 - Bigger, Better, Stronger…   After our successful final event early this year, we are preparing for an out-of-this-world competition where 30+ startups from all corners of the world will compete for prizes such as an equity investment of up to 500’000 USD.   We have added an additional 10 countries…
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Seeking Switzerland elsewhere: Our top 10s from the Kigali startup ecosystem

Seeking Switzerland elsewhere: Our top 10s from the Kigali startup ecosystem

Posted by Nellie Horn | Jun 17, 2014

Seedstars Kigali had its debut in 2013, when it made Aphrodice Mutangana and his Project Foyo regional winner. This year, Julien and I seek out the next generation of startups to step into the footsteps of the mobile health application startup.   1. Small is Stable After a country like Nigeria, which features about…
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The Spirit of Naija and the Seedstars World Lagos Competition 2014

The Spirit of Naija and the Seedstars World Lagos Competition 2014

Posted by Guest Blogger | Jun 17, 2014

As a Nigerian living in Lagos, I find it very interesting to read how people from other parts of the world describe their first experience in Lagos. No matter how they feel at first, every one of them will eventually want to revisit Lagos again and again. Nellie’s experience and thoughts about Nigeria and the startup community…
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Big Country, Big Ambitions- Seedstars World checks out the Nigerian startup ecosystem

Big Country, Big Ambitions- Seedstars World checks out the Nigerian startup ecosystem

Posted by Nellie Horn | Jun 16, 2014

Welcome to Abuja Going to Nigeria is not for the faint-hearted. Between disturbing news of regular kidnappings and the missing girls of Boko Haram, there is a lot to consider before heading into the populous West African country. You would be hard-pressed to find this in Abuja though, a city known to be home of many…
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Innovation Weekend is coming to London: the event for the newest startup trends in developed countries

Innovation Weekend is coming to London: the event for the newest startup trends in developed countries

Posted by Julien | Jun 14, 2014

Here at Seedstars World, we pride ourselves in creating a high quality network of investors, local connectors, such as incubators and accelerators, and entrepreneurs. While we specialize in finding the best of the best in emerging markets and fast-growing startup scenes, Japan’s Innovation Weekend bridges the gap between…
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Of Puberty and Killer Robots: Our Top 10 lessons from the Nigerian startup trends

Of Puberty and Killer Robots: Our Top 10 lessons from the Nigerian startup trends

Posted by Nellie Horn | Jun 12, 2014

Julien and I head to Abuja and Lagos to discover more about the Nigerian startup ecosystem. For entrepreneurs and investors, it’s a country rich with potential and ripe for the taking! While Abuja is more laidback and relaxed, Lagos is a never ending flurry of activity.   1. Fresh out of high school With a median…
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Start-Up Nigeria: Opportunities, Challenges and the Future

Start-Up Nigeria: Opportunities, Challenges and the Future

Posted by Guest Blogger | Jun 10, 2014

The story of Nigeria’s economic revolution is gradually unfolding as the country recently became the largest economy in Africa and the 24th biggest economy in the world. It is very surprising and in fact unique to see a lot of foreign investors coming into Nigeria despite the daunting challenges the country is facing even…
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Seedstars World Accra 2014 Through the Eyes of a Blogger

Seedstars World Accra 2014 Through the Eyes of a Blogger

Posted by Guest Blogger | Jun 10, 2014

Despite the never-ending rains in Accra, about 20 startups joined in the fun as they pitched their products at the Seedstars Accra event.   The event, held at the Lizzy Sports Complex in East-Legon in partnership with Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST) on June 5, 2014 brought together several investors,…
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