Terms And Conditions

Competition details form part of these terms and conditions.

Application is open to residents of any country where Seedstars World states it will be holding a pitching event. Applicants must have been invited to apply. Seedstars World applicants MUST be prepared to talk about their products and services in public. Subsidization of a flight to the final Event up to the discretion of Seedstars World and is based on applicants income. Applicants who apply for Seedstars World must agree to the criteria to apply:

  • Your startup must have been launched within the last 2 years
  • If your startup has received external funding, it can only be funding up to USD 0.5m
  • You must have a demonstrable product or service (Minimum Viable Product, MVP)
  • You must be prepared to talk about your product and service in public
  • Pitch and application documents must be in English or you must provide a translator
  • The startup can be across any field; clean tech or consumer tech for example, but must be for profit

It is completely up to the discretion of Seedstars World to pick startups to pitch in the regional startup pitching events. The winners will be chosen by a panel of judges picked by Seedstars World – their decisions are non-negotiable. The participant(s) must be aged 18 or over. Proof of identity and age may be required. Use of a false name or address will result in disqualification. All entries must be made directly by the person entering the competition. Entries made online using methods generated by a script, macro or the use of automated devices will be void. No responsibility can be accepted for entries lost, delayed or corrupted, or due to computer error in transit. The prizes are as stated, are not transferable to another individual and no cash or other alternatives will be offered. The winner(s) is(are) responsible for expenses and arrangements not specifically included in the prizes, including any necessary travel documents, passports and visas. Prizes are subject to availability and the prize suppliers’ terms and conditions. Seedstars World reserves the right to amend or alter the terms of competitions and reject entries from participants not entering into the spirit of the competition.

In the event of a prize being unavailable, Seedstars World reserves the right to offer an alternative prize of equal or greater value. The winner(s) agree(s) to the use of their name, photograph and disclosure of county of residence and will co-operate with any other reasonable requests by Seedstars World relating to any post-winning publicity. Reasonable efforts will be made to contact the winner(s). If the winner(s) cannot be contacted, or are unable to comply with these terms and conditions, Seedstars World reserves the right to offer the prize to the next eligible participant drawn at random, or in the event that the promotion is being judged Seedstars World reserves the right to offer the prize to the runner(s)-up selected by the same judges. Confirmation of the prize will also be made in writing (by e-mail) to the winner(s). Failure to respond and/or provide an e-mail address for delivery, or failure to meet the eligibility requirements may result in forfeiture of the prize. Where applicable, the decision of the judges is final based on the criteria set out in the promotion and no correspondence will be entered into over this decision. Competitions may be modified or withdrawn at any time. The provider of the prize is specified within the promotional material.

The promoter of the competition is Seedstars SA, Avenue Cardinal-Mermillod 36, 1227 Carouge, Geneva, Switzerland.

In the event of a discrepancy between these standard terms and conditions and the details in the promotional material (or any other terms and conditions provided/referred to at the time of application), the details of the promotional material (and any other terms and conditions provided/referred to at the time of application) shall prevail. A list of winners will be available on Seedstars World website no earlier than six weeks (unless otherwise stated) after the close of the competition.

Note on Newsletters

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Final Event

Ticket Cancellation Policy

Cancellations must be submitted in writing via email to info@seedstarsworld.com. A full refund minus a 75chf processing fee will be given for cancellations received on or prior to one month before the first day of the event. No refunds will be made for cancellations received after that date but a transfer to the following year maybe offered upon written request. Student tickets are non-refundable.

Substitutions / Transfers

Substitutions must be made in writing via email to info@seedstarsworld.com and received at least 48h before the first day of the event. After that date, substitutions will no longer be accepted.

Photography and recording

The final event is held in a public space, therefore we do not prohibit participants, exhibitors, partners and other companies from photographing conference activities and participants. By participating in the event, you acknowledge that your talks, interventions and presence may be recorded, and pictures be taken. You hereby waive any right to oppose, and expressly authorize, the Organizer to record the event activities and make them available on the Internet or as it may see fit.


When you register for an event, we communicate important logistical information to your address (normally 2-3 messages per event). We also send a couple of emails a year to past attendees to signal the launch of new events and offer them access to exclusive offers. We will never communicate your email address to a third party, but could invite you to special events (dinner, workshop, etc.) on behalf of one of the partners of the event. You can ask us to remove your email from all communications by sending an email to info@seedstarsworld.com with the subject REMOVE.

Privacy statement

In processing your personal information, we shall comply with Swiss data protection law. Please send an email to info@seedstarsworld.com if you would like your information removed from our database.

Intellectual property

Seedstars World is a registered trademark of Seedstars SA. All other marks are trademarks of their respective companies. (c) 2014. All rights reserved.


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