CEE Scaleup Challenge

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CEE Scaleup Challenge is an online competition for companies from Central & Eastern Europe and DACH region 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


29th March, 2020

Application closes

6th-15th April, 2020

Jury work

15th April, 2020

10 Finalists announced

16th April, 2020

Winners announced


1M EUR Investment

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

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Fast Track To InnoEnergy

Nomination to InnoEnergy Investment program dedicated for energy, cleantech and mobility scaleups

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Fast Track To weXelerate

Nomination to corporate program finals for selected scaleup from TOP 10

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$25,000 For TOP 10

AWS Credits: $25,000 for TOP10 & $10,000 for all participants!

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Up To 90% Off For TOP 3

HubSpot For Startups for TOP 3 and 30% discount for all shortlisted teams!

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$3,000 Credits

3,000 infrastructure credits for TOP 10 Teams

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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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Q&A Legal Online Session

Free Q&A legal online session on "Investment Process For Scaleups" for TOP 10 Teams

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Media Coverage

For The Winner & 35% discount for all applicants!

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Media Coverage

For The TOP 3

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Free Tickets For Top 10

10 PRO tickets for Finalists and 10 % discount for all participants

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Free Startup Passess

For selected Finalists and 20 % discount for all participants

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Free Tickets For TOP 3

And 25 % discount for all participants

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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

  • Jan Habermann

    Partner, Credo Ventures

  • Michał Bajda

    Business Creation Manager, InnoEnergy Central Europe

  • Szymon Kwiatkowski

    Business Creation Manager, InnoEnergy Central Europe

  • Bartosz Lipnicki

    Managing Partner, Alfabeat

  • Zygimantas Susnys

    Managing Partner, Iron Wolf Capital

  • Joe Bond

    Principal, PROfounders Capital

  • Piotr Czak

    CEO, PGE Ventures

  • Sławomir Borkowski

    Investment Director, EVC Fidiasz

  • Jean-Michel Reynaud

    Head Of Startups Relations, Engie

  • Paweł Maj

    Investment Director, bValue

  • Rokas Tamosiunas

    Partner, Open Circle Capital

  • Ivan Aleksandrov

    Partner, Enviros Ventures

  • Wojciech Majewski

    Managing Director, Simpact Fund

  • Laszlo Hradszki

    CEO Advisor, Hiventures

  • Dmitry Smirnov

    Investment Director, Flashpoint

  • Tomas Vyšný

    Investment Advisor, 365.fintech

  • Magdalena Łukaszewicz

    Investment Associate, Balderton Capital

  • Erik Anderson

    Venture Partner, Tera Ventures

  • Joao Duarte

    Venture Partner, Lighthouse Ventures

  • Adam de sola Pool

    Business Angel, MIT Angels

  • Pedja Predin

    Investment Manager, South Central Ventures

  • Martin Mossler

    Managing Director, Science Park Graz

  • Julien Coustaury

    Partner, Fil Rouge Capital

  • Jennifer Austin

    Partner, Risky Business Ventures

  • Gytenis Galkis

    Partner, 70Ventures

  • Stefan Sommeregger

    Investment Manager, Constantia New Business

  • Diana Koziarska

    Partner, SMOK Ventures

  • Zoltan Sz. Kis

    Investment Manager, Day One Capital

  • Magdalena Balcerzak

    Manager, CEE Business Angels Network

  • Branko Drobnak

    President, Business Angels Of Slovenia

  • Daniel Senkyr

    CEO, Keiretsu Forum CEE

  • Jan Myszkowski, PhD

    Head of Best Practice Labs, Talanx

  • Ranjan Dash

    Manager Best Practice Labs, Talanx

  • Wojciech Przybylski

    President, Krakow Technology Park

  • Jasmina Popovska

    ARISE Country Lead, EIT Digital

  • Carlos Rubal

    Business Development Expert, EIT Digital

  • Peter Parragh

    Business Analyst, Oktogon Ventures

  • Dorottya Szarka

    Manager, Design Terminal

  • Adam Piwakowski

    Partner at Zieba & Partners

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