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Marcello Schermer

Seedstars
Managing Director, Seedstars world
Johannesburg, South Africa

Marcello Schermer is the Regional Manager for Africa at Seedstars World, where he identifies top local startups and connects them to the right investors, partners and countries to fuel their growth. This year Seedstars has hosted competitions in 18 different cities to catalyze the African startup ecosystem.

After graduating from the University of Innsbruck with a double degree in Economics & Psychology, Marcello moved to Silicon Valley to work for Detecon, an innovation & strategy consulting subsidiary of Deutsche Telekom. In that role, he helped global telcos identify, implement and incubate new ideas. He's also strongly involved in startup communities all over the world as a board member of StartupBus, an organizer of the AMPION venture bus in Africa as well as an advisor to the Academy for Corporate Entrepreneurship and volunteer entrepreneurship initiatives such as BUILD and UnternehmerTUM . When he’s not staring at a screen or organizing events, you can find him scuba diving the world's oceans.

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