CEE Startup Challenge

Join The Biggest 100% Online Startup Challenge In Central & Eastern Europe!

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Find The Best Match Online!

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 companies aligned with your focus
  • Get access to the biggest matching platform in CEE and arising investment opportunities
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We are looking for regional startups and scaleups raising seed, 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


July 5, 2020

Application closes

July 13-23, 2020

Jury work

July 21, 2019

10 Finalists announced

July 23, 2020

Winners announced


1M EUR Investment

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

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Fast Track

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 startup from TOP 10

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$2,000 Credits

2,000 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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Free IT Consultations

120 hours for the Winner, 40 hours for TOP 10 and 10 hours for all applicants!

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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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8 Startup Passess

For selected Teams

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Free Tickets For Top 10

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

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10 BUILDER Tickets

For TOP 10 Teams

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Meet CEE Startup Challenge 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

Erik Anderson

Venture Partner, Tera Ventures

Bartosz Lipnicki

Managing Partner, Alfabeat

Rokas Tamosiunas

Partner, Open Circle Capital

Laszlo Hradszki

CEO Advisor, Hiventures

Joe Bond

Principal, PROfounders Capital

Wojciech Majewski

Managing Director, Simpact Fund

Joao Duarte

Venture Partner, Lighthouse Ventures

Adam de sola Pool

Business Angel, MIT Angels

Jean-Michel Reynaud

Head Of Startups Relations, Engie

Marcin Szczecinski

Investment Manager, Adamed

Martin Mossler

Managing Director, Science Park Graz

Julien Coustaury

Partner, Fil Rouge Capital

Piotr Czak

CEO, PGE Ventures

Jennifer Austin

Partner, Risky Business Ventures

Tomas Vyšný

Investment Advisor, 365.fintech

Ivan Aleksandrov

Partner, Enviros Ventures

Pedja Predin

Investment Manager, South Central Ventures

Aurel Pasztor

Partner, Day One Capital

Branko Drobnak

President, Business Angels Of Slovenia

Vlad Sarca

Partner, Sparking Capital

Bartosz Podhorecki

Investment Manager, AgriTech Hub

Magdalena Balcerzak

Manager, CEE Business Angels Network

Daniel Senkyr

CEO, Keiretsu Forum CEE

Janos Toth

Investment Associate, Sustainable Ventures

Monika Rostarova

CEO, Flemio

Gytenis Galkis

Partner, 70Ventures

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