Seedstars Celebrates A Decade of Transforming Emerging Markets at Building Bridges 2023


Seedstars Celebrates A Decade of Transforming Emerging Markets at Building Bridges 2023

Seedstars Global

AUGUST 29, 2023

GENEVA, August 28, 2023 - Seedstars will cap its global tour celebrating its 10-year anniversary at the Building Bridges 2023 conference on October 3-5 at the CICG in Geneva. Seedstars will commemorate its journey of catalyzing change in emerging markets through its dedicated "Seedstars Villa."



Founded on the principle of leveraging technology and capital to uplift entrepreneurs and Small & Growing Businesses (SGBs) across developing regions, Seedstars' anniversary coincides with its global tour finale which canvassed Asia, MENA, Africa, USA, and LATAM.

"We started Seedstars with the aim of spotlighting talent in emerging markets. A decade on, the impact is palpable," shared Alisée de Tonnac, co-founder of Seedstars. "We’re looking forward to sharing our journey and connecting with visionaries equally committed to forging global change."

Set against the backdrop of the Building Bridges conference, the Seedstars Villa promises a deep dive into its initiatives. Attendees can look forward to a plethora of panel discussions deep diving into essential conversations:

October 3:

Decoding Impact: Can Blockchain Truly Revolutionize Sustainable Investments?

Shattering Illusions: Local VC Funds and the Reality of Emerging Markets

Zebras Unleashed: Redefining Latin America's Entrepreneurial Landscape

October 4:

Equality Fast-Track: Can Entrepreneurship Be Latin America's Gender Equality Catalyst?

Ecosystems Uprising: Razing Barriers for Untamed Economic Growth

It takes a village: Why we need an ecosystem revolution to foster sustainable economic development

October 5:

Redefining Economic Impact: Unleashing Entrepreneurship Through Bold Program Interventions

Startup Engagement and Collaborative Philanthropy: Is this a solution to create global impact at scale across Asia?

Amid the celebrations, Seedstars will also unveil its 10-year impact report, capturing a decade's worth of achievements, from its inception with the Seedstars World Competition, which became the flagship startup event in over 100 countries, to driving over $100 million in impact funds that touched over a million lives. Pierre-Alain Masson, co-founder of Seedstars, remarked, "This report not only showcases our milestones but the undying passion behind each entrepreneurial venture we've supported."

Guests visiting the Seedstars Villa can expect insightful dialogues, networking opportunities with global leaders, a glimpse into emerging market investment potentials, and a showcase of Seedstars' tangible impact in various regions.

"We've always believed in the power of collaboration," Tonnac added. "Building Bridges 2023 is more than a milestone celebration for us. It's a call to action for everyone to join and shape the next ten years."

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Seedstars is a Swiss-based company with a mission to impact people’s lives in emerging markets through technology and entrepreneurship. Seedstars works with the private and public sector to implement entrepreneurial capacity-building programs in order to create jobs and fuel economic growth.

The group operates Seedstars Programs that are designed to support entrepreneurs in varying stages of growth via training, education, mentoring, and access to resources. The company also partners, operates and invests in emerging venture capital funds and makes direct co- and follow-on investments in their portfolio companies through Seedstars Capital. To further support the next generation of changemakers, Seedstars Academy, a talent incubator, provides digital skills and startup-based immersive education.

Through these initiatives and partnerships, Seedstars is building a world-class community and network of changemakers in over 90 emerging ecosystems. For more information, visit



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