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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