……Hosts Seventh Edition In Lagos
Seedstars, a Switzerland based private group of companies with a mission to impact people’s lives in emerging markets through technology and entrepreneurship partners with GrowthLab, formerly known as Starta an online content-driven membership platform providing top business executives, entrepreneurs and professionals with access to curated resources, training and tools for growth, to Launch Seedspace GrowthLab and host Seedstars World Lagos event for the 7th time in the Lagos city.
At this iconic event, Ten of Nigeria’s best seed-stage startups will compete at Seedspace GrowthLab to represent the country at the Global Seedstars Summit; a flagship event of Seedstars, filled with breakout sessions, panel discussions, specialized workshops and the best minds from emerging markets in Switzerland where startups compete for up to $500,000 in investment.
Seedspace GrowthLab is one of the 16th hub by Seedstars in more than 10 cities around the world including: Abidjan, Cairo, Cape Town, Casablanca, Dar es Salaam, Geneva, Lima, Mexico City, Nur-Sultan, and Yangon would be the second Seedspace location in Lagos city being part of the largest network of campuses for entrepreneurs in emerging markets. It will be an exclusive growth hub for entrepreneurs and executives in Africa to access a global network.
Speaking about the growth hub for entrepreneurs and executives in Africa, the General Manager of Seedstars Nigeria, Alessia Balducci, said “Our hub in Ikoyi was the first Seedspace ever opened in our network. Today, we are proud to say that Seedstars is here to stay, and this new hub in partnership with Growthlab is a testament to our willingness to continue our work to support and invest to build the next success stories.”
The Co-Founder and Non-executive Director at GrowthLab; Dotun Olowoporoku in responding to the media inquiries said: “We are committed to supporting entrepreneurs who are building high growth businesses in Africa with the relevant content, community and connection to capital that will help them succeed.”
The winner will get a chance to represent Nigeria in Johannesburg, South Africa during the Seedstars Summit Africa (December 5-7, 2019), and join an all-inclusive trip to Switzerland, to compete at the Seedstars Summit for the title of Seedstars Global Winner and up to USD 500,000 in equity investments and other prizes.