CEE Scaleup Challenge

Join The Biggest 100% ONLINE Competition For Growing Companies in Central & Eastern Europe!


Meet the CEE Scaleup Challenge Winners


  • Join 100% ONLINE to get wide exposure to global investors, corporates and media
  • Apply for funding in one place and focus on growing your business
  • Gain access to the biggest matching platform in CEE and tools to automate and manage fundraising
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Investors & Corporates

  • Join 100% ONLINE and don’t miss the best scaleups from Central & Eastern Europe
  • Minimize workload with pre-screened deals aligned with your strategy
  • Get access to the biggest matching platform in CEE and arising investment opportunities
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CEE Scaleup Challenge is an online competition for companies from Central & Eastern Europe raising Pre-Series A, Series A and beyond in following verticals:

Business & ICT

AI & Analytics & Big Data

Fintech & Insurtech

Smart Cities & Home

Industry 4.0 & Proptech

Transport & Logistics

Planet & Sustainability

Healthcare & Wellbeing


23 November, 2020

Application closes

30 November - 9 December, 2020

Jury work

8 December, 2020

10 Finalists announced

10 December, 2020

Winners announced


Fast Track To Investment

Fast Track to up to 1M EUR investment for TOP 3 scaleups

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Fast Track To InnoEnergy

Nomination to InnoEnergy Investment program dedicated for energy, cleantech and mobility scaleups

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$25,000 For TOP 10

AWS Credits: $25,000 for TOP 10 & $10,000 for all participants!

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€30.000 Credits

Stripe Credits: €30.000 for TOP 10 scaleups & €15.000 for all participants!

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Up To 90% Off For TOP 3

HubSpot For Startups for TOP 3 and 30% discount for all shortlisted teams!

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Dedicated Support From Startup Success Team!

1-on-1 onboarding with Startup Success team for TOP 10 and 6 months FREE for all participants!

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Free IT Consultations

120 hours for the Winner, 40 hours for TOP 10 and 10 hours for all applicants!

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$2,000 Credits

2,000 infrastructure credits for all applicants!

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3 Months Free

3 Months Business Account For all applicants!

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Annual Premium Access

Annual Premium Access for the Winning Team, 6 months free for 2nd and 3rd place & 1 free month for all applicants!

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Annual Free Premium Access

Annual Business Plan for the Winner, 6 free months for TOP 10 and 3 months for all applicants!

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€500 Free Credits For Finalists

Startup credits for team-building support and 1h of free HR consultations for all applicants!

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Media Coverage

For The Winner & 35% discount for all applicants!

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Media Coverage

For The TOP 3

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Free Startup Passess

For selected Finalists and 20 % discount for all participants

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Free Tickets For TOP 3

And 25 % discount for all participants

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10 BUILDER Tickets

For TOP 10 Teams

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Meet the Judges who will be bringing their industry knowledge to assess the Winners

Ewa Chronowska

Partner, Next Road Ventures

Jan Habermann

Partner, Credo Ventures

Markus Lang

Partner, Speedinvest

Cem Sertoglu

Partner, Earlybird Venture Capital

Marcin Kurek

Managing Partner, Market One Capital

Marcin Laczynski

Partner, Next Road Ventures

Gerald Parloiu

Partner, Global Founders Capital

Michał Bajda

Business Creation Manager, InnoEnergy Central Europe

Szymon Kwiatkowski

Business Creation Manager, InnoEnergy Central Europe

Bartosz Lipnicki

Managing Partner, Alfabeat

Zygimantas Susnys

Managing Partner, Iron Wolf Capital

Numan Numan

Managing Partner, 212

Joe Bond

Principal, PROfounders Capital

Michał Rokosz

Partner, Inovo Venture Partners

Piotr Czak

CEO, PGE Ventures

Leopold Lerach

Investment Manager, Project-A Ventures

Henry Jefferies

Senior Associate, Accel

Sławomir Borkowski

Investment Director, EVC Fidiasz

Michael Claes

Senior Technology Manager, SABIC Ventures

Jean-Michel Reynaud

Head Of Startups Relations, Engie

Leszek Orlowski

Investment Director, bValue

Rokas Tamosiunas

Partner, Open Circle Capital

Vlad Sarca

Partner, Sparking Capital

Dilek Dayinlarli

Managing Partner, ScaleX Ventures

Ivan Aleksandrov

Partner, Enviros Ventures

Dmitry Smirnov

Investment Director, Flashpoint

Wojciech Majewski

Managing Director, Simpact Fund

Laszlo Hradszki

CEO Advisor, Hiventures

Tomas Vyšný

Investment Advisor, 365.fintech

Erik Anderson

Venture Partner, Tera Ventures

Adam de sola Pool

Business Angel, MIT Angels

Abdul Khaleq Al-Qasaily

Business Angel, Venture Builder

Pedja Predin

Investment Manager, South Central Ventures

Julien Coustaury

Partner, Fil Rouge Capital

Jennifer Austin

Partner, Risky Business Ventures

Todor Breshkov

Partner, LAUNCHub Ventures

Gytenis Galkis

Partner, 70Ventures

Milan Pokecz

Investment Manager, Day One Capital

Magdalena Balcerzak

Manager, CEE Business Angels Network

Malin Stefanescu

President, TechAngels

Branko Drobnak

President, Business Angels Of Slovenia

Daniel Senkyr

CEO, Keiretsu Forum CEE

Wojciech Przybylski

President, Krakow Technology Park

Agnieszka Poznanska

Head Of Origination, Shape VC

Alexandros Nousias

Country Director, Envolve Entrepreneurship

Carlos Rubal

Business Development Expert, EIT Digital

Mathias Asberg

CEO & Co-Founder, Nextgrid

Piotr Danielewicz

Investment Manager, YouNick

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