• The Growth Program


    All our investments pass through the Growth Program. The growth program is a three month virtual acceleration program focused on growth and traction. We select top startups from emerging markets that are ready to invest in growth.

    Rather than taking you out of your market, we bring the expertise to you virtually so you remain close to your market. We bring in a wide variety of experts focused on growth marketing, product optimization, user testing, sales, fundraising and more. We teach you the best methodology to accelerate your startup and be ready to raise Series A.

  • 3 key components

    $30k Cash

    14 Weeks
    Growth Program

    values at $20k

    Follow on up to $500k

  • Investment Terms

    During the growth program we invest in two distinct phases. First we do a small investment to fund growth experiments during the Growth Program and optionally follow on with a larger ticket as part of the Series A round after the program.

    Phase 1 - $50k

    The first investment includes:

    • $15k at the start of the program

    • $15k half way through the program (first evaluation)

    • $20k to cover Growth Program fees

    Phase 2 - $500k

     

    The second phase investment happens post April 2018 giving us the right to up to $500k

     

    Equity taken: up to 20%

  • Program Timeline

    Application & Screening

    May-Nov

    We source startups through our global startup competition; Seedstars World. Winners of each local event are screened fully and may be selected for participation in the Growth program.

    Regional Bootcamp & Selection

    Nov-Dec

    The growth program team will travel to 5 events in Africa, Asia, Latam, CEE and MENA to meet potential candidates face to face and run a free 3 day bootcamp. The final selection will be made by mid December.

    Growth Program Kick-off

    Jan

    The Growth Program starts in early January and kicks off by defining OKRs, setting up tools and building the foundation for growth.

    Virtual Program

    Feb

    The virtual program runs through a series of 10 modules focused on growth and Series A fundraising through weekly 1:1 mentoring sessions and expert webinars with subject gurus.

    Bootcamp, Investor Forum & Summit

    Apr

    The program culminates with an intensive week in Lausanne, Switzerland at the global Seedstars Summit. The week includes a two day bootcamp, an investor forum and the conference with participants from 80+ markets. Our participation in the follow-on round is determined during this week.