Seedstars World to hold regional pitch competition event in Tokyo this Friday



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Following its first edition last year, Seedstars World is on a global tour to organize a series of regional pitching competition events worldwide. At this event, winners from regional events will be invited to the global final in Geneva, Switzerland, to compete for the top prize, which includes a chance to fundraise up to $500,000 from partnering investors.

Retail store analytics solution Locarise won at the regional event in Tokyo last year, and the global top prize went to Kenya-based physical address sharing solution startup OkHi.

Seedstars World 2013 global event (Geneva, Switzerland)

This year’s Tokyo event will be held this Friday, July 25th, at The Terminal, a co-working space in Harajuku, Tokyo. The event organizer is accepting last-minute applications for presenters and audience members.

Seedstars World is hosted by Sandbox, the Europe-based organization comprised of over 800 young entrepreneurs from around the world. Sandbox holds more than 150 entrepreneurship events in 25 countries worldwide annually, with the aim to find prominent startups and to put them in the spotlight, especially through the Seedstars World events.

The below video is an interview with last year’s Tokyo chapter winner Locarise. It will be exciting to see who will win the regional top award this year. The Bridge is proudly serving the event as a media partner, and we’ll let you know the competition results soon.