CEE Startup Challenge

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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 startups and scaleups with innovative solutions in sectors:

Transport & Logistics

Proptech & Construction

Industry 4.0

Energy & Cleantech


Smart Cities & Home


ICT & Big Data


9th November, 2018

Application closes

19th-23rd November, 2018

Jury work

26th November, 2018

10 Finalists announced

29th November, 2018

Winners announced

Strategic Partner Prize

1M EUR Investment

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

Paid Tests & Mentorship

Budget for Product-Market-Fit tests on 8000 clients base, 10 hrs of mentorship & 1 MOVE'19 Pass for selected team

Investment & Pilot

Investment process invitation & introduction to relevant innogy core business unit for selected team

Annual Premium Access

With fundraising support and advisory!


Annual Premium Access

And 3 FREE MONTHS for all applicants!

Media Coverage

For the Winning Team

Media Coverage

For selected Team from Top 10

Pitching On Stage

For 3 Teams from Top 10

8 Startup Passess

For selected Teams that apply before October 15th

8 Startup Passess

For selected Teams from Top 100 Startups


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

Ewa Chronowska

President, CEE Business Angels Network

Paweł Maj

Investment Director, bValue

Marcin Laczynski

Partner, Next Road Ventures

Jennifer Austin

Partner, Risky Business Ventures

Bartosz Lipnicki

Managing Partner, Alfabeat

Marcin Wozniak

Managing Partner, AgriTech Hub

Maxim Artyomenko

CEO, X100lab

Anna Magiera

COO, X100lab

Maciej Plichta

Manager, Innogy Innovation Hub CEE

Martin Mossler

Managing Director, Science Park Graz

Julien Coustaury

Partner, Fil Rouge Capital

Wojciech Majewski

Managing Director, Simpact Fund

Diana Koziarska

CEO, Reaktor

Janos Toth

Investment Manager, DayOne Capital

Michael Sonenshine

Founding Partner, Symfonie Capital

Magdalena Balcerzak

Manager, CEE Business Angels Network

Filip Costal

Director, Keiretsu Forum CEE

Monika Rostarova

CEO, Flemio Startup Accelerator

Gytenis Galkis

President, LITBAN

Andreas Cser

Business Angel

Adam de sola Pool

Business Angel

Ivana Stankovic

Manager, South Central Ventures

Igor Madzov

Associate, South Central Ventures

Natasa Lazaroska

Co-founder, Startup Macedonia

Strategic Partners

NextRoadCEEBANx100labinnogy Innovation Hub


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Meet the Winners of the previous CEE Startup Challenge edition

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