It was an exclusively-online event, which, no doubt lacked some of the excitement you would normally expect if you were planning to physically attend it. However, in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and the ensuing lockdown in most parts of the world, it was definitely the next big thing you could expect from the organizers.
The event kick-started on March 31 and continued through April 3. It was completely free and open to anyone willing to participate. Even the usual electric atmosphere of the actual physical event was missing, there was one silver lining — the event this year brought its content to a much wider audience.
Seedstars, a Switzerland-based collective of private companies, announced last month that they would host the Global Seedstars Summit 2020 online rather than calling it off.
“[….] we could not be prouder to be part of a community that is eager and capable of taking concrete and constructive steps. By remaining independent while always standing in solidarity, we aim to go beyond physical interactions in order to create a digital impact on broader audiences», said Pierre-Alain Masson, Co-Founder of Seedstars, at the time.