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Seedstars Summit 2018

GG Zurich
GG Zurich posted on March 27, 2018

We discovered an inspirational reason to visit Lausanne for a weekend this April…We have been following the story of the very talented, Alisée de Tonnac, CEO & Co-founder of Seedstars World, the global startup competition aiming at impacting people’s lives in emerging markets through technology & entrepreneurship. This 12 April, she is hosting the Seedstars Summit in Lausanne, bringing together the fastest growing startup entrepreneurs, investors, and community leaders in the tech industry to share their skills, insights and experiences. Last year, the global winner won seed capital worth $500,000!

For those interested to support “impacting billions of lives in emerging markets through tech and entrepreneurship” we recommend you attend the summit in Lausanne to watch over 60 startups compete to win.  Register online today with our 10% discount code! Not only will you meet some of the most innovative entrepreneurs in the 21st century, you will also connect with investors, government officials, and CEOs from all over the world. The reason we are interested in going? To expand our horizons and see what young passionate entrepreneurs are doing to benefit their local economies!

Did you know that 84% of the world’s population is located in emerging markets and 59% of global GDP comes from these markets? Statistics confirm that emerging markets are the future and we need to pay attention. Did you know that by 2025 annual consumption in emerging markets will reach $30-trillion and that two-thirds of global growth is coming from these markets?

All of that boils down to one thing:  Opportunity.

Take the opportunity to expand your horizons with us and to learn from other successful individuals like Seedstars’ own co-founder, Alisée de Tonnac, who also happened to be one of the finalists in this years Veuve Cliquot Female Business Award!

Where to Stay:

Conveniently located just 10 minutes from the city center and adjacent to the famous Rolex Center and the SwissTech Convention Center (EPFL), the Starling Hotel Lausanne is the preferred hotel for the Seedstars Summit.

We recommend going for the conference and staying there through the weekend to explore Lausanne and Morges. This cheerful and colorful hotel is also family oriented with a ping-pong table and a petanque ground (boules pitch well-known in the South of France!). The panoramic terrace is the perfect setting to enjoy breakfast or an evening cocktail with a breathtaking view of the Alps. Le Star*s bar and restaurant with an open terrace, offers delicious  modern cuisine with fresh and local products. With 154 rooms and suites, as well as modular conference space (to accommodate up to 250 people) this is a great destination to keep on your radar if you ever have a need for a team meeting in Switzerland!

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