Seedstars, the leading emerging market startup community and investor, has unveiled its first documentary. Available online since Thursday, October 17th, the project was directed by Beppe Tufarulo and produced with the support of lastminute.com, the online travel player backing Seedstars since 2015.
Exclusive screenings will be held for the impact community all over Europe during private cocktail receptions until mid-November, in different Seedstars coworking hubs (Seedspace) and during Seedstars Regional Events in Casablanca, Johannesburg, Medellin, Nur-Sultan & Phnom Penh.
Seedstars aims at shining a light on entrepreneurs in emerging markets who create a positive impact through technology and innovation. This documentary focuses on CowTribe’s story, a startup in Ghana that helps farmers tackle preventable livestock mortality by providing on-demand vaccination services throughout the country. As winners of the local Accra Seedstars event, Alima and Peter are on their way to the Global Summit in Lausanne as they were selected amongst hundreds to take part in the prestigious international competition.
From their home place in Ghana to the main stage of the Swiss Tech Convention Center in Lausanne, the documentary follows their footsteps as entrepreneurs and agents of change in their community. Telling not only their story but that of many entrepreneurs from other emerging markets who, like them, want to make a difference.
Including Federico Hernandez from Blended (2019 Seedstars Global Winner), Jay Kong from Joonaak, Sully Siucho from Rebejastuscuentas.com, Hugo Jacove from Talov, Arifur Rahman from Parkingkoi, or Andrea Puente from Panal Fresh.
“We’re really proud to be part of this project,” commented Fabio Cannavale, lastminute.com holding co-founder & CEO. “Seedstars is doing an amazing job
identifying and coaching the best innovative and pioneering startups enabling them to find socio-economic solutions where they are most needed and generate social change. We feel this documentary is a great resource in order to spread the voice of these incredibly talented people who are the fuel to boost the local economies generating a direct impact on people’s lives”.
With this new endeavour, the Seedstars group creates a new range of editorial assets to better serve emerging markets stakeholders, to ultimately give a voice to the game changers of the developing world and making these voices be heard way beyond its confines. The documentary also marks the launch of a series of short videos that will each shine a light on a different entrepreneurial journey across the developing world.
Pierre-Alain Masson, partner at Seedstars, states: “Our mission is to support high growth companies that are driven by ambitious entrepreneurs, as we believe that they are the one that can tackle huge challenges as well as leverage great opportunities that the developing world is facing. We wanted to put the spotlight on these entrepreneurs that are dedicating their lives to improve the world, one startup at a time. The journey of an entrepreneur is made of ups and downs and this is what the documentary is trying to show by following the path of a contestant during the Seedstars World adventure.“
For more information on the documentary and to watch it today, visit the dedicated Seedstars, The Documentary website.
“They tried to bury us, they didn’t know we were seeds.” – Mexican proverb
Seedstars is a Swiss-based private group of companies with a mission to impact people’s lives in emerging markets through technology and entrepreneurship. The groups’ activities cover over 80 emerging ecosystems through a variety of events such as the Seedstars World Competition, acceleration programs, physical hubs called Seedspace, venture capital investments and company building activities.
The group is organised into two business areas (lm group and lm venture), consolidated under a holding, listed on SIX Swiss Exchange since 2014. lm group is among the worldwide leaders in the online travel industry and operates a portfolio of well-known brands such as lastminute.com, Volagratis, Rumbo, weg.de, Bravofly, Jetcost and Hotelscan. The Group’s mission is to be the most relevant and inspiring travel company, committed to enriching the lives of travellers. Every
month, the Group touches 60 million users across all its websites and mobile apps (in 17 languages and 40 countries) that search for and book their travel and leisure experiences with us. More than 1,200 people enjoy working with us and contribute to providing our audience with a comprehensive and inspiring offering of travel related products and services. lastminute.com N.V. is a publicly traded company listed under the ticker symbol LMN on SIX Swiss Exchange
Source:Laura Eboa Songue, Seedstars