CEE Startup Challenge

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


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

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 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


December 1, 2019

Application closes

December 9-17, 2019

Jury work

December 16, 2019

10 Finalists announced

December 18, 2019

Winners announced


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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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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