Seedstars World, the global seed-stage startup competition for emerging markets and fast-growing startup scenes, was held on 19 October at the Hive. The selected 8 Startups were Alakazam, BotFactory, Bluelotus 360, DirectPay, Jendo Innovations, Mogo Super, Omentra, and GradChat.
Each startup had 5 minutes to present their product, followed by 5 minutes of Q&A by the judges. The winners of Seedstars Colombo 2017 were:
· 3rd Place – Lotus360
· 2nd Place – Alakazam
· 1st Place – Jendo Innovations

The winner of Seedstars Colombo 2017, Jendo Innovations represented Sri Lanka at the Seedstars Asia Summit in Thailand. They will also be a part of the Global Summit held in Switzerland and Seedstars Growth Programme.