CEE Scaleup Challenge

Join The Biggest Online Scaleup Competition in Central & Eastern Europe!


Meet the CEE Scaleup Challenge Winners

Find The Best Match Online!


  • 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 scaleups 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


9th June, 2019

Application closes

17th-25th June, 2019

Jury work

25th June, 2019

10 Finalists announced

27th June, 2019

Winners announced


1M EUR Investment

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

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Fast Track To Boostway

Nomination to Boostway individual scale-up program for selected Team

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Online Media Package

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

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Fast Track To weXelerate

Nomination to corporate program finals for selected scaleup from TOP 10

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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 and 3 free months for all applicants!

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Media Coverage

For the Winning Team

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8 Startup Passess

For selected Teams

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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

Marcin Laczynski

Partner, Next Road Ventures

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

Andreas Cser

Business Angel

Natasa Lazaroska

Co-founder, Startup Macedonia

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