Seedstars is coming to Tashkent to find the best startups in Uzbekistan!

March 2, 2018

On May 18th, 10 of Uzbekistan’s best seed stage startups will compete to represent the country at the Seedstars Summit 2019 and win up to USD 1 million in equity investment.

Seedstars World, the global seed-stage startup competition for emerging markets and fast-growing startup scenes is coming to Uzbekistan for the first time. Seedstars World will be holding a dynamic pitch event on May 18th. In line with its mission to place the spotlight on entrepreneurs from emerging markets, Seedstars World is travelling to more than 65 countries this year to identify the best seed-stage entrepreneurs and provide them with an opportunity to win up to USD 1 million and network with investors and mentors from around the world. Its previous participants have raised over USD 61M collectively, providing employment to more than 800 employees worldwide.

Seedstars Mongolia

Seedstars Mongolia 2017 Competition

The companies selected to pitch at the Seedstars Tashkent event need to be less than 2 years old, have raised less than USD 500,000 in funding and have built a minimum viable product, ideally with existing traction. The Seedstars World team is searching for one additional criterion - the startup’s regional and global scalability. With a strong network of international partners such as BBVA, Merck, Enel, Trecc and Standard Bank, Seedstars World is looking for smart startups that solve regional issues and develop profitable products for the global market, to support their regional businesses and growth.

Seedstars Georgia

Seedstars Georgia Competition 2017

“Seedstars is a platform connecting investors to the next generation of startup entrepreneurs, pulling the spotlight from Silicon Valley and Western Europe. As this will be our first time to organize our event in Tashkent, our excitement level and expectations are high. We have heard so much about the bustling startup ecosystem in Uzbekistan and we are now here to witness the reality” explains Igor Ovcharenko, Regional Manager at Seedstars World, “We are impressed by what we have seen in the continent so far and cannot wait to add startups from Uzbekistan on our map.”

The application form for the startups willing to participate will be opened at the end of March, we'll keep you updated!