The winners for this year’s regional Seedstars World startup competition have been chosen. The event travels to 30 countries where tech startups compete for a spot in the SSW finals to be held in February of 2015 in Geneva, Switzerland.
This was the second annual SSW event held in Singapore. The competition is based in Switzerland and supported by the venture builders Seedstars. For this year’s event, they teamed with their Singapore partner, the consultancy firm Galixo.
Alisee De Tonnac, the CEO of SSW, said of the competition,
“Seedstars World will hold its worldwide competition every year and we are expecting to grow exponentially to all the corners of the world and put all the fast growing startup scenes on the map. Indeed, our goal is to create THE network for quality entrepreneurs around the world and help entrepreneurs, accelerators/incubators, co-working spaces and investors to interact with one another.”
This year’s winner of the Seedstars World event for Singapore was the startup 6Degrees, the developers of a contact directory app for mobile devices. In taking first place in the event, the team at 6Degrees has won a spot in the SSW finals in Switzerland and the opportunity to pitch their idea to the grand jury of the final event.
Finishing just behind 6Degrees were the startups RingMD and CreoPop. RingMD took second place with a communications platform that is designed to connect patients and doctors and CreoPop was placed third with their 3D printer ink startup. While the judges were impressed by these competitors, their attempts fell short of winning first place and the chance to compete in the world finals.
On winning the opportunity to compete in Geneva, Niranjan Rao of 6Degrees said,
“Winning Seedstars Singapore means a lot to the 6Degrees and we’re excited to be representing Singapore on the final event stage.”
The winners of the 30 regional events will be invited to Geneva where they will participate in a four-day boot camp and then proceed on to the grand finale where they will present their ideas to the international jury. In the final event, the different startups are competing for an opportunity to win up to $500,000 USD in investment capital.