Feb. 4–6 2015 – CICG, Geneva, Switzerland

Seedstars World Conference - Opportunities in Emerging Markets

Pitching Competition
Curated by the Lift community / Seedstars World
Wed, Feb. 04 2015 - 17:00 to 17:55
Big Stage (Floor 1)

While the jury deliberates, we have invited three major players in the startup ecosystem to discuss with you the opportunities in emerging markets.


16:55 - 17:10 Cornelius Boersch: "The experienced Mountain Climber"

Dr. Cornelius Boersch, or “Conny”, is going to share with you his insights about what it takes to be an entrepreneur in a world where almost everything has been already invented, and how there is nothing inherently bad about copying ideas, as long as you give them your own spin.

17:10 - 17:25 Jorn Lyseggen: “Africa’s next chapter, do you believe in it?”

Jorn Lyseggen will talk about his beginnings as an entrepreneur and what lead him to establish the MEST, Entrepreneurial School of Technology - a non-profit designed to provide training and mentoring to young African entrepreneurs aspiring to launch new, Ghana-based software companies.

17:25 - 17:40 Wempy Dyocta Koto: “The art of entrepreneurial hustle”

Weaker economic realities, the absence of social security, the uneven distribution of wealth, education, knowledge and opportunities has meant that the art of the entrepreneurial hustle is well entrenched into the fabric of developing nation DNA. Wempy Dyocta Koto will examine the different forces driving innovation, the different ways digital platforms are being capitalised for economic and social development, and why emerging markets are better positioned to force the entire world to reimagine the future.

17:40 - 17:55 Announcement of the Seedstars World Global Winner

The jury members will announce which startup is to take home the equity investment of up to $500,000. The Seedstars World Finals will be the perfect place to meet entrepreneurs and investors from all around the world, and learn from experts about the untapped opportunities available in emerging markets.


 Read more at http://www.seedstarsworld.com/final-event/