CEE Startup Challenge

Join The Biggest Online Startup Challenge in Central & Eastern Europe!

Winners

Meet CEE Startup Challenge Winners

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
Apply!

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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Sectors

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

Timeline

December 1, 2019

Application closes

December 9-17, 2019

Jury work

December 16, 2019

10 Finalists announced

December 18, 2019

Winners announced

Prizes

1M EUR Investment

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

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Fast Track

Fast Track to InnoEnergy’s Investment Program for startups for selected Team

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Fast Track To weXelerate

Nomination to corporate program finals for selected startup from TOP 10

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Free Spark Package

Free Spark Package for all finalists!

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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 Training For TOP 10

Free training on "How to negotiate with a VC fund" for TOP 10 teams!

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Financial Due Diligence

Free financial due diligence for the Winning Team and 20% discount for accounting services for all applicants!

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Media Coverage

For The Winner & 35% discount for all applicants!

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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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Judges

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

  • Alexander Pak

    Investment Director, TMT Investments

  • Sebastian Siuchta

    Business Creation Officer, InnoEnergy Central Europe

  • Łukasz Skarka

    Business Creation Manager, InnoEnergy Central Europe

  • Michał Bajda

    Business Creation Manager, InnoEnergy Central Europe

  • Kasparas Jurgelionis

    Managing Partner, Iron Wolf Capital

  • Marvin Liao

    Partner, 500 Startups

  • Bartosz Lipnicki

    Managing Partner, Alfabeat

  • Carlo Biggio

    Associate, Accel Partners

  • Guillaume Fournier

    Investment Team, Credo Ventures

  • Kamil Mieczakowski

    Associate, Notion Capital

  • Magdalena Łukaszewicz

    Investment Associate, Balderton Capital

  • Rokas Tamosiunas

    Partner, Open Circle Capital

  • Laszlo Hradszki

    CEO Advisor, Hiventures

  • Joe Bond

    Principal, PROfounders Capital

  • Stefan Sommeregger

    Investment Manager, Constantia New Business

  • Paweł Maj

    Investment Director, bValue

  • 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

  • Kimmo Irpola

    Partner, Trind VC

  • Joao Duarte

    Venture Partner, Lighthouse Ventures

  • Adam de sola Pool

    Business Angel, MIT Angels

  • Kasparas Jurgelionis

    Managing Partner, Iron Wolf Capital

  • 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

  • Jennifer Austin

    Partner, Risky Business Ventures

  • Pedja Predin

    Investment Manager, South Central Ventures

  • Aurel Pasztor

    Partner, Day One Capital

  • Zoltan Sz. Kis

    Investment Manager, Day One Capital

  • Branko Drobnak

    President, Business Angels Of Slovenia

  • Magdalena Balcerzak

    Manager, CEE Business Angels Network

  • Daniel Senkyr

    CEO, Keiretsu Forum CEE

  • Janos Toth

    Investment Associate, Sustainable Ventures

  • Diana Koziarska

    Partner, SMOK Ventures

  • Monika Rostarova

    CEO, Flemio

  • Gytenis Galkis

    Partner, 70Ventures

  • Wiktor Rybicki

    Senior Analyst, Innovation Nest

  • Jagoda Zychlewicz

    Senior Analyst, SpeedUp

  • Rafal Olesinski

    Managing Partner, Olesinski & Wspolnicy

  • Dariusz Landsberg

    Director, Genprox

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