CEE Startup Challenge

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

We Take Pitching To The E-level

Tired of catching up with all startup competitions and events? Save time and find the best match without leaving your office!

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 startups and scaleups with innovative solutions in sectors:

Transport & Logistics

Proptech & Construction

Industry 4.0

Energy & Cleantech


Smart Cities & Home


ICT & Big Data


9th October, 2018

Application closes

19th-23rd October, 2018

Jury work

26th October, 2018

10 Finalists announced

29th October, 2018

Winners announced


Annual Premium Access

And 3 FREE MONTHS for all applicants!

Annual Premium Access

With fundraising support and advisory!

8 Startup Passess

For selected Teams that apply before May 11th

8 Startup Passess

For selected Teams from Top 100 Startups


Meet CEE Startup Challenge Judges who will be bringing their industry knowledge to assess the Winners

Ewa Chronowska

President, CEE Business Angels Network

Paweł Maj

Investment Director, bValue

Jennifer Austin

Partner, Risky Business Ventures

Julien Coustaury

Partner, Fil Rouge Capital

Bartosz Lipnicki

Managing Partner, Alfabeat

Diana Koziarska

CEO, Reaktor

Janos Toth

Investment Manager, DayOne Capital

Magdalena Balcerzak

Manager, CEE Business Angels Network

Michael Sonenshine

Founding Partner, Symfonie Capital

Filip Costal

Director, Keiretsu Forum CEE

Gytenis Galkis

President, LITBAN

Andreas Cser

Business Angel

Igor Madzov

Associate, South Central Ventures

Natasa Lazaroska

Co-founder, Startup Macedonia

Ivo Hristov

CEO, Startup Bulgaria

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Meet the Winners of the previous CEE Startup Challenge edition

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