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February 23, 2016

ODESHI 028 - Seedstars World CEO Alisee De Tonnac shares startup stories from across the globe

In this week’s episode, we chat with Alisee De Tonnac the CEO of Seedstars World, a global startup competition platform and venture builder. Alisee quit her dream job as a product manager for luxury brands at L’oreal to travel around the developing world looking for the best under-the-radar startups.

In the first year of running Seedstars World, she travelled to 20 countries with her co-founder to run the inaugural edition of the competition. Along the way, she admits that the team made every mistake imaginable, but noted that as long as there was an opportunity to learn something then it was worth it. She notes that her lack of startup experience seemed like a disadvantage starting out, but later observed that it proved to be a hidden advantage as she was able to provide useful insights from a consumer's perspective during pitches.

Today, Seedstars runs the competition across 60 countries and considers over 400 companies in 800 pitches. . After learning the ropes and gaining some operational experience with the first edition of Seedstars World, Alisee is now managing the company and taking it to the next level!Today, she shares some of the secrets she uses to evaluate businesses So listen, be inspired and take massive action.

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