Seedstars Summit CEE which brought together over 100 entrepreneurs from 20 countries has started
Seedstars Summit CEE has started today. It is one of the season’s leading regional startups events. Summit has brought together the region’s best startups, investors, industry leaders, and innovative partners from more than 20 countries to help bring changes and sustainable growth in regions.
Nur Sultan, Kazakhstan — November 20, 2019 — The leading startup community in emerging markets and the investor Seedstars officially launched in Nur Sultan. According to the results of the Seedstars World Competition 2019, over 20 the most promising startups from Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia will participate in the summit and present their projects to investors and experts in a particular business field.
The main conference is held at the AIFC FinTech Hub, which brought together 200 key participants from more than 20 countries dealing with relevant fields like Smart Cities, EdTech and AI.
Traditionally, Seedstars Summit runs for three days. On November 20 and 21, on the eve of the main event, an intensive closed bootcamp for startups led by the managing partner of Seedstars Pierre-Alan Masson is held. The participants will learn how to ensure the growth of their companies and scale up their business.
On the second day, the Investor Forum will be held in cooperation with the AIFC FinTech Hub, where more than 20 highly qualified experts and founders of the company, namely Arai Bekembaeva (Bolt), Alena Tkachenko (Nommi), Letizia Monte (Phillips Health Systems), Patrick Bostils (Stage-Co) will hold face-to-face meetings with startups. In addition, the Forum will be a great opportunity for startups to team up with impact investors such as Nurbek Raev (Whitehill), Amirkhan Omarov (BeInTech Company), Arsalan Alfred Ni (AV Ventures), Elena Boytsun (Luminate), Hambartsum Kakhketsn (SmartGateVC) and others.
After the event, the third and main day (November 22) will be open to everyone who wants to learn the latest technical trends, expand their networks and meet inspiring founders and entrepreneurs.
Espree Devora who is known as “the Girl who Gets it Done” will visit Kazakhstan for the first time to perform the WomenInTech podcast live at the summit. She comes from Los Angeles to talk about women entrepreneurship and their opportunities in Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia.
In addition, Jonas Schorr, co-founder of Urban Impact (Germany), Richard Paul Gauthier, global IT director of the Amazon (USA), Ramil Mukhoryapov, co-founder of ChocoFamily (Kazakhstan), Daria Egorina, founder and CEO of CleverBooks (Ireland), and Rudradeb Mitra, Senior Advisor on Artificial Intelligence at EFMA and Leading Product Mentor at Google Developers (Poland), will deliver speeches at the Summit. The summit will end with a press conference and a final cocktail for all participants of the event.
Here is the list of all startups participating in Seedstars World 2019:
Couch Coach, Serbia; Wexplain, Azerbaijan; Lingwing.com, Georgia; Biometric, Kazakhstan; iHotel LLC, Mongolia; StudyFree, Russia; XVision, Romania; Skinive, Belarus; FOM, Uzbekistan; Jeff, Latvia; Velvioo, Armenia; Skyworker, Ukraine; SmartGuide, Czech Republic.
The most promising startups will be selected to participate in the Seedstars Summit 2020 in Lausanne, Switzerland, where they will compete for the title of Seedstars Global Winner. The participating teams will be able to present their idea on the main stage along with more than 60 startups from all over the world and win up to $ 500,000 in investment.
Recall that the Skinive startup won the Belarusian stage of Seedstars World 2019. Now they are in Nur Sultan to compete for the finals. We will be broadcasting the event live from Nur Sultan.