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Born in France, Alisée de Tonnac was well on her way to es­tab­lish­ing a sto­ry­book ca­reer at L’oréal when she gave it all up to co-found the Geneva-based in­ter­na­tional start-up com­pe­ti­tion for the de­vel­op­ing world. “I was ob­sessed with hav­ing the best CV, mak­ing the most money.” And then she met her fu­ture busi­ness part­ner, who sug­gested that they team up to es­tab­lish Seed­stars World. The start-up com­pe­ti­tion is now held in more than 65 coun­tries, and its ecosys­tem in­cludes in­vestors from in­dus­tri­al­ized coun­tries who can sup­port start-ups, a ta­lent pool, and lots of in­fra­struc­ture such as the global net­work of start-up hubs in emerg­ing mar­kets (Seedspace). “En­trepreneur­ship and tech­nol­ogy are es­sen­tial for devel­op­ment,” says de Tonnac.

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