We are glad to announce that Seedstars World is coming back to Tehran with the partnership of TechRasa and Iran Entrepreneurship Association (IEA). The event is taking place on September 3rd, at Avatech startup accelerator.
This year, Seedstars World is traveling to more than 50 countries. The goal of this global competition is to find the world’s most innovative startups in emerging markets and fast-growing startup scenes.
To enter the competition, startups are either invited with an invitation code, or they can fill up the preliminary application form, from the Seedstars World Tehran page. Applications are then reviewed and the qualified startups will be invited to complete the full application form. The deadline to apply for the competition is August 20th.
12 startups will be selected for the local pitch competition on September. Each team gets 6 minutes pitch and 4 minutes Q&A. The winning team wins an all-inclusive trip to Switzerland to attend the global pitch event. At last, the winning team in the final event, receives 500,000 USD equity investment and access to Seedstars’ network of investors.
Last year 15 of the best startups in Iran competed in this event. Blocks, a modular smart watch won the first place and advanced to world finals.
Criteria to enter the competition:
- Maximum 2 years since founding date
- Maximum USD 0.5m funding
- Minimum Viable Product (MVP)
Guidelines advised by Seedstars World for pitch presentation:
Apply for the competition here.
To attend the event, please reserve a ticket from here.
For more information on the event in Farsi, visit this blog post on Karya.
Follow Seedstars Tehran Twitter @SeedstarsTehran
Apply your project on Seedstars Tehran page now and see if you get invited to pitch.
UPDATE 1: The deadline to apply for the pitch competition got extended till August 29.
UPDATE 2: Here are the 12 teams which have been selected for Seedstars Tehran pitch competition:
3gaam, Appsi, Cortado, Hamgardi, Koodakoo, Lahzenegar, Namlik, Navaar, Nobatyar, Smart Been, Taskulu, Touchi.