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
Apply!

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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Sectors

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

Timeline

December 1, 2019

Application closes

December 9-17, 2019

Jury work

December 16, 2019

10 Finalists announced

December 18, 2019

Winners announced

Prizes

1M EUR Investment

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

Fast Track

Nomination to Innoenergy individual startup program for selected Team

Online Media Package

Global online media package for the Winner and 10-15% discount for CISION services for all applicants!

Fast Track To weXelerate

Nomination to corporate program finals for selected startup from TOP 10

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!

Media Coverage

For the Winning Team

8 Startup Passess

For selected Teams

10 BUILDER Tickets

For TOP 10 Teams

Judges

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


Pavel Bogdanov

General Partner, Almaz Capital


Bartosz Lipnicki

Managing Partner, Alfabeat


Rokas Tamosiunas

Partner, Open Circle Capital


Kamil Mieczakowski

Associate, Notion Capital


Magdalena Łukaszewicz

Investment Associate, Balderton Capital


Guillaume Fournier

Credo Ventures


Stefan Sommeregger

Investment Manager, Constantia New Business


Paweł Maj

Investment Director, bValue


Marvin Liao

Partner, 500 Startups


Maciej Plichta

Manager, Innogy Innovation Hub CEE


Jan Myszkowski, PhD

Head of Best Practice Labs, Talanx


Ranjan Dash

Manager Best Practice Labs, Talanx


Marcin Wozniak

Managing Partner, AgriTech Hub


Wojciech Majewski

Managing Director, Simpact Fund


Laszlo Hradszki

CEO Advisor, Hiventures


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


Maxim Artyomenko

CEO, X100lab


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

President, LITBAN


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