Why Should You Consider Emerging Markets?
of growth will be accounted by emerging markets soon
was the the B2C e-commerce turnover in Asia Pacific, representing 43% of world market share, in 2014
Sub-Saharan Africa will be home to the majority of the world's population
of all smartphones will be located in Emerging Markets, by 2020
Calling Startups in Vaud, Switzerland
The Seedstars Expansion Program to Emerging Countries is a 4-day program supported by The Office for Economic Affairs and Innovation (SPEI), that enables startups based in Vaud to implement its international expansion objectives in:
Latam - Africa - Asia
The program offers you the possibility to expand, grow and discover emerging economies.
On application only, we’ll evaluate your fit to the program. This is the opportunity to be fully invited and participate in 1 of the Seedstars Regional Summit which will take place in early December 2018 and/or the Seedstars Summit 2019.
(see destinations below)
It is fundamental for Swiss companies to access these high growth opportunities and get the first mover advantage
Meet the experts on the ground: entrepreneurs, investors, government, corporates
ASIA Regional Summit
When: 30th November 2018
LATAM Regional Summit
When: 6th December 2018
AFRICA Regional Summit
Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania
When: 13th December 2018
Program @ Ground
4 days of qualitative meetings + sightseeing
Mentoring sessions with experts to learn the keys and machinery to grow. Themed workshops and knowledge transfer with experts and peers.
Dedicated 1:1 meetings with local and international investors. Sessions of 30 minutes to pitch your startup.
Workshop sessions in the morning followed by a Regional conference in the afternoon. Meet the local ecosystem, key corporates and government officials.
Discover the Ecosystem
Before a long travel, explore the city with an ecosystem tour around the city.
Why join ?
Enter a new market
Grow your network
Unlock sales opportunities
"Through Seedstars I discovered a huge system that has been created in the last five years. Tremendous work has been done to stimulate emerging market and connect them with the competent network to make things happen. I was pleased to be invited and proud to be part of such a great organisation.”
Gabriel, LATAM 2018
"It was a great experience to get in touch with LATAM investors
as well as possible partners. I started the conversation with all of them and we are studying possible collaborations.
Ion, LATAM 2018
“My overall experience was very positive and I would recommend other Swiss startups to participate in order to better know specificities of the emerging markets.
Seedstars have built a strong team of young, professional and enthusiastic people, a strong brand and a vast network.”
Bertrand, AFRICA 2018
We Are Present in 75+ Countries
They Talked About Us
Who We Are
Since 2013, the Office for Economic Affairs and Innovation (SPEI) of the State of Vaud and Seedstars Group, together with Lausanne Region, Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CVCI) and Innovaud, have collaborated in supporting the vibrant innovation and technology.
Indeed Switzerland and the State of Vaud have an economy that is largely open to the world and Europe. Exports make up almost one third of Switzerland’s gross domestic product (GDP), and 20% of output in the State of Vaud and principally to the rest of Europe. But what about the rest of the world?
57% of the Global GDP and 85% of the world's population are located in Emerging markets (source: IMF). We believe it is fundamental that "Swiss made" companies access these high growth opportunities and this is how we count on supporting you.
The Office for Economic Affairs and Innovation of the State of Vaud (SPEI)
The Office for Economic Affairs and Innovation of the State of Vaud (SPEI) supports companies that are located in the State of Vaud, especially those involved in the sectors of advanced technology and industry. The Office for Economic Affairs of the State of Vaud advises entrepreneurs and puts them in contact with organizations that are appropriate to their specific needs and can also provide direct financial support.
Seedstars, a swiss-based international organisation, has for mission to impact people's lives in emerging markets through technology and entrepreneurship. The group's objective is to connect, build and invest in high growth companies in these regions with the support of its international network of investors, corporates, government agencies, incubators/accelerators and entrepreneurs. It is most famous for its international startup competition, Seedstars World, which is now present in over 75 countries.