CEE Startup Challenge

Join The Biggest Online Startup Challenge in Central & Eastern Europe!

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We Take Pitching To The E-level

Tired of catching up with all startup competitions and events? Save time and find the best match without leaving your office!

Startups & Scaleups

  • Get wide exposure to leading 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

Investors & Corporates

  • Don’t miss the best startups and 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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We are looking for regional startups and scaleups raising seed, 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


December 1, 2019

Application closes

December 9-17, 2019

Jury work

December 16, 2019

10 Finalists announced

December 18, 2019

Winners announced


1M EUR Investment

Up to 1M EUR investment for selected startup after positive due diligence

Fast Track

Fast Track to InnoEnergy’s Investment Program for startups for selected Team

Fast Track To weXelerate

Nomination to corporate program finals for selected startup from TOP 10

Free Spark Package

Free Spark Package for all finalists!

3 Months Free

3 Months Business Account For all applicants!

Annual Premium Access

Annual Premium Access for the Winning Team and 3 free months for all applicants!

Free Training For TOP 10

Free training on "How to negotiate with a VC fund" for TOP 10 teams!

Financial Due Diligence

Free financial due diligence for the Winning Team and 20% discount for accounting services for all applicants!

Media Coverage

For the Winning Team

8 Startup Passess

For selected Teams

10 BUILDER Tickets

For TOP 10 Teams


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

Ewa Chronowska

Partner, Next Road Ventures

Marcin Laczynski

Partner, Next Road Ventures

Alexander Pak

Investment Director, TMT Investments

Sebastian Siuchta

Business Creation Officer, InnoEnergy Central Europe

Łukasz Skarka

Business Creation Manager, InnoEnergy Central Europe

Michał Bajda

Business Creation Manager, InnoEnergy Central Europe

Kasparas Jurgelionis

Managing Partner, Iron Wolf Capital

Marvin Liao

Partner, 500 Startups

Bartosz Lipnicki

Managing Partner, Alfabeat

Carlo Biggio

Associate, Accel Partners

Guillaume Fournier

Investment Team, Credo Ventures

Kamil Mieczakowski

Associate, Notion Capital

Magdalena Łukaszewicz

Investment Associate, Balderton Capital

Rokas Tamosiunas

Partner, Open Circle Capital

Laszlo Hradszki

CEO Advisor, Hiventures

Stefan Sommeregger

Investment Manager, Constantia New Business

Paweł Maj

Investment Director, bValue

Jan Myszkowski, PhD

Head of Best Practice Labs, Talanx

Ranjan Dash

Manager Best Practice Labs, Talanx

Wojciech Majewski

Managing Director, Simpact Fund

Kimmo Irpola

Partner, Trind VC

Joao Duarte

Venture Partner, Lighthouse Ventures

Adam de sola Pool

Business Angel, MIT Angels

Ivana Stankovic

Manager, South Central Ventures

Marcin Szczecinski

Investment Manager, Adamed

Martin Mossler

Managing Director, Science Park Graz

Anna Magiera

COO, X100lab

Julien Coustaury

Partner, Fil Rouge Capital

Jennifer Austin

Partner, Risky Business Ventures

Diana Koziarska

CEO, Reaktor

Aurel Pasztor

Partner, Day One Capital

Zoltan Sz. Kis

Investment Manager, Day One Capital

Janos Toth

Investment Associate, Sustainable Ventures

Magdalena Balcerzak

Manager, CEE Business Angels Network

Igor Madzov

Associate, South Central Ventures

Filip Costal

Director, Keiretsu Forum CEE

Michael Sonenshine

Founding Partner, Symfonie Capital

Monika Rostarova

CEO, Flemio

Gytenis Galkis

Partner, 70Ventures

Wiktor Rybicki

Senior Analyst, Innovation Nest

Rafal Olesinski

Managing Partner, Olesinski & Wspolnicy

Dariusz Landsberg

Director, Genprox

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