Fidel Representing Ethiopia at Seedstars Summit


Fidel is representing Ethiopia a​t the Seedstars Summit, whereby the winner of the global competition for fast growing startups in emerging markets Seedstars World will be named and awarded with up to USD 500,000 in equity investment.

Seedstars Summit – March 3rd, 2016, Swiss Tech Convention Center at EPFL, Lausanne LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND, February 12th, 2016 – Seedstars, the global organization with the mission of impacting people’s lives in emerging market through entrepreneurship and technology, launched its third edition of the Seedstars World competition in April 2015. The international team covered 54 countries, scouting for the best startups around the world. Fidel has been selected to represent Ethiopia and participate in a two day bootcamp, an Investor Forum and the Grand Final of Seedstars World. The global winner of this edition will be rewarded with up to USD 500’000 in equity investment. The best startups in other sectors such as travel and space will also be rewarded with equity investments and grants of up to USD 550’000.

Fidel won Seedstars Addis Ababa and is offering a oline & offline access for African students to social and gamified learning materials on PCs and mobile. On March 3rd, the ​Ethiopia startup will represent the country and compete with other 53 startups from around the world for the title of “Seedstars World Global Winner”. More than 3,000 startups from Eastern and Central Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia and Latin America applied to participate in Seedstars World this year. Since April 2015, four regional teams and expert local juries have selected the most promising startups in 54 cities, from Santiago to Jakarta, passing by Ramallah and Beirut. At the Summit, the speakers will discuss how technology and entrepreneurship impact billions of people’s lives in emerging markets. “Most people don’t really associate emerging markets to a billion of opportunities and we’re here to show them that these markets are already transforming into centres of innovation where talented people and changemakers grow,” explains Alisée de Tonnac, CEO at Seedstars World.

The Summit will kick off with several workshops covering a wide range of topics, such as “How can governments kickstart an ecosystem?” and “Takeoff: Exploring the next generation of the travel industry”. Some of the top speakers include also Federico Lara, CTO at Bongo International, or Fabio Cannavale, CEO of group, ​who will share their ideas and insights about the latest trends in their respective fields and regions. Around 1000 entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, corporate executives, business angels, government officials, journalists and startup enthusiasts are expected to join for an amazing experience in Switzerland. Get to know more about Fidel on its website: