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On May 18th, 9 of India’s best seed stage startups will compete to represent the country at Seedstars Delhi  event and win up to USD 1 million in equity investment. 

Delhi, India, May 14th - Seedstars World, the largest seed-stage startup competition for emerging markets and fast-growing startup scenes has brought its pre-selection rounds to an end. Seedstars World will be holding a pitching event on May 18th at 3pm at Wework Gurgaon.

The top startups to advance to the finals are: 

Act it out ​platform that connects Actors and Production houses online from comfort of their home through a smartphone to host and upload auditions.
Aether Biomedical ​medical device innovation platform with its core focus on medical robotics and rehabilitation developing Zeus - A bionic limb for amputees.
BYKUP​ ​single marketplace for motorbikes for emerging India’s 600 Mn population.
Curie Labs ​ground-breaking technology to help big commercial facilities reduce their power consumption by 25% leveraging the power of sensors and artificial intelligence.
Impel Labs ​AI driven audience engagement platform for digital media portals, retail kiosks and displays virtual assistants, web/mobile apps.
Love in Store ​mobile Application to - manage and track retail loyalty programmes, create, audit in store assets, receive payments and engage customers.
Navia Life Care ​health tech co. building patient engagement solutions improve health outcomes, through increased compliance, monitoring & engagement.
Str8bat ​gives players affordable and easy access to instant and visual feedback, which they can use every time they play.
Wobot AI platform that uses computer vision to automate processes and help businesses make sense of data.

The entrepreneurs will pitch in front of a jury that consists of Shreyasi Singh ​(Vedica Scholars Programme for women), Sandro Stephen (Indian Angel Network), Arpit Agarwal ​(Blume VC), Farheen Ahmad ​(CRON Systems) ​and Gabriela Fernandez Scala​, Associate of Seedstars World for Asia.

The winning startup will secure a place in the competition finals at the Seedstars Summit, that annually takes place in Switzerland. The most promising startup from India will compete against other 65 countries for up $1M equity investment, among other prizes.

In addition, Seedstars World is closely working with Merck Accelerator in order to support seed-stage companies with a focus on the fields of healthcare, life science and performance materials. The most promising HealthTech startups will receive office space in the Merck Innovation Center in Kenya or Germany, mentoring and coaching on a regular basis and financial support of up to €50,000.

Seedstars Delhi counts with further support provided by Startup Safari and WeWork, both active promoters of the India tech startup ecosystem. Members of the public and press are welcome to come join the fun and should register on the Seedstars Delhi website:


​"They tried to bury us, they didn’t know we were seeds." - Mexican proverb Seedstars ​is a Swiss based group with the mission to impact people’s lives in emerging markets through technology and entrepreneurship​. Seedstars connects stakeholders, builds companies from scratch with public and private partners and invests in high growth startups within these ecosystems. Through different activities, that range from startup scouting to company building and acceleration programs, the team has built the most powerful network of entrepreneurs, investors, incubators, corporations and government officials from 65+ fast growing economies around the globe. Seedstars group includes Seedstars World, a worldwide startup competition, sourcing the top talent in technology and entrepreneurship in emerging markets; Seedstars Growth, a three month virtual acceleration program; Seedspace, a network of coworking and co-living spaces now in 35+ countries and Seedstars Academy, a six months intensive training for aspiring local entrepreneurs on how to build sustainable businesses. Some of Seedstars main partners are Enel (Energy), School of Management Fribourg (HEG Fribourg) & TRECC - Transforming Education in Cocoa Communities (Education), BBVA (Finance), Tag Heuer (Entrepreneurship and Innovation), Merck (Health) and Continental (Mobility).


Seedstars World is the first global startup competition focused on emerging and fast-growing markets. For five years now, it has built a network in 65+ countries, with the teams traveling the world to source innovative startup investment opportunities. We run 80+ local competitions to identify the best seed-stage startups and host an inspirational set of disruptive tech and networking sessions. We also organise 5 regional Summits, reuniting all local winners of each region to network with speakers, investors, corporates, incubators, accelerators, governments and all other relevant stakeholders. Finally, Seedstars Summit, the competition’s final, is our exciting flagship event filled with breakout sessions, panel discussions, specialized workshops and the best minds from emerging markets, where local winners compete to be crowned the #Seedstars World Global Winner and win up to $1M in investment. 


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