Academy Program – October to December 2016


All participants taking part in the bootcamp are invited to join the academy program, which will be a mix of case studies, inspirational talks (successful entrepreneurs, investors & CEOs) and concrete learnings on how to build a startup.


Idea behind the academy.

The purpose of the Academy is to introduce participants to the nature of business in emerging markets, the role of startups and technology in these economies, and the importance of social and sustainable business.

The academy is to be as interactive and practical as possible and will be structured around a group project, where teams develop business solutions that aim to improve selected indicators on the Social Progress Index. The project will be the main basis upon which Seedstars will make decisions regarding the offering of internships.

Participants will be aided in this endeavour by unique insights from leading experts, actual startups in emerging markets and high-wattage mentors. 

All successful Academy participants will be awarded a Seedstars Certificate.


Preliminary Schedule.

The final schedule is still in planning and is therefore subject to changes.

Introduction to Startups in Emerging Markets

Learn about startups as a development tool in emerging markets and about what makes a good entrepreneur.

– Introduction to Startups in Emerging Markets

– Knowing yourself as an Entrepreneur

– Guest Speaker

Introduction to Social Progress Index & Specific Industries

Learn about different indicators of social progress and how entrepreneurship in the healthcare and IT sectors of emerging markets can affect them.

– Introduction to Social Progress

– Introduction to Healthcare in Emerging Markets (incl. Case Study, Skype with relevant Startup)

– Introduction to IT-Industry in Emerging Markets (incl. Case Study, Skype with relevant Startup)

– Guest Speaker

Introduction to Lean Canvas Method & Business Plan Creation

Learn about the Lean Canvas Method and apply it to your own business plan.

– Introduction to the Lean Canvas Method

– Exercise: Lean Canvas Method

– Presentation of the Results

– Feedback by Mentors

– Guest Speaker

Final Project Presentation

Present your team’s work in front of a Seedstars jury. Get feedback and compete for an internship at Seedstars!

– Keynote & Panel

– Final presentation: Team projects

– Certificates & Dinner