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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