European Startup Challenge

Join 100% Online Startup Challenge In Europe To Get Valuable Benefits, Business Support And More!

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 Europe and tools to automate and manage fundraising
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Investors & Corporates

  • Don’t miss the best startups and scaleups from Europe
  • Minimize workload with pre-screened companies aligned with your focus
  • Get access to the biggest matching platform in Europe and arising investment opportunities
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We are looking for regional startups and scaleups from Europe 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


November 21, 2021

Application closes

November 29 - December 6, 2021

Jury work

December 7, 2021

Top 10 announcement

December 9, 2021

Winners announcement


Fast Track To 1M EUR Investment

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

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Up To $25,000 For TOP 10

AWS Credits: up to $25,000 for TOP 10 & $10,000 for all participants!

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Dedicated Support From Startup Success Team!

1-on-1 onboarding with Startup Success team for TOP 10 and 6 months FREE for all participants!

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Microsoft For Startups Program

Participation in Microsoft For Startups program for selected teams

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6 Months For FREE

6 months for FREE for the Winner and 3 months for all applicants!

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Annual FREE Premium Access

Annual Business Plan for the Winner, 6 FREE months for TOP 10 and 3 months for all applicants!

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Annual FREE Premium Access

Annual Premium Access for the Winning Team, 6 months FREE for 2nd and 3rd place & 1 free month for all applicants!

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Up To 500,000 FREE Credits

500,000 FREE email verifications for TOP 3; 100,000 for TOP 10 and 25,000 + 20% off for all participants

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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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Special Startup Mentions

Most interesting startups will be featured by special mentions in the following categories:

CEE Startup



Impact Startup

Female Founder


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

  • Ewa Chronowska

    Partner, Next Road Ventures

  • Jan Habermann

    Partner, Credo Ventures

  • Michał Bajda

    Business Creation Manager, EIT InnoEnergy Central Europe

  • Szymon Kwiatkowski

    Business Creation Manager, EIT InnoEnergy Central Europe

  • Gregory Leschenko

    Chief Investment Director, Huawei

  • Numan Numan

    Managing Partner, 212

  • Gerald Parloiu

    Partner, Global Founders Capital

  • Marcin Laczynski

    Partner, Next Road Ventures

  • Alexander Pak

    Investment Director, TMT Investments

  • Daniel Tomov

    Founding Partner, Eleven Ventures

  • Tomas Martunas

    Founding Partner, Iron Wolf Capital

  • Marcin Kurek

    Managing Partner, Market One Capital

  • Henry Jefferies

    Senior Associate, Accel

  • Bartosz Lipnicki

    Managing Partner, Alfabeat

  • Dilek Dayinlarli

    Managing Partner, ScaleX Ventures

  • Michał Rokosz

    Partner, Inovo Venture Partners

  • Wojciech Majewski

    Managing Director, Simpact Fund

  • Georg Ioannidis

    Managing Director, Uniqa Ventures

  • Krzysztof Tokarski

    Managing Director, PKO VC

  • Michael Claes

    Senior Technology Manager, SABIC Ventures

  • Assaf Shamia

    Investment Partner, Giesecke+Devrient Ventures

  • Martin Mossler

    Managing Director, Science Park Graz

  • Claudia Czigony

    Investment Manager, Impact Ventures

  • Agnieszka Poznanska

    Head Of Origination, Shape VC

  • Adam de sola Pool

    Business Angel, MIT Angels

  • Branko Drobnak

    President, Business Angels Of Slovenia

  • Magdalena Balcerzak

    Manager, CEE Business Angels Network

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Corporate Partners

  • Huawei logo
  • Microsoft logo
  • Brand24 logo
  • TrustMate logo
  • Avisto Eastern logo
  • Zendesk for startups logo
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  • Accel logo
  • Credo Ventures logo
  • TMT Investments logo
  • Uniqa Ventures logo
  • Market One Capital logo
  • Eleven Ventures logo
  • 212 logo
  • PKO TFI logo
  • Inovo Venture Partners logo
  • Iron Wolf Capital logo
  • Impact Ventures logo
  • ScaleX Ventures logo
  • augere venture fund logo
  • Shape Venture Capital logo
  • Sabic logo
  • GD Ventures logo
  • Science Park Graz logo
  • Starta Ventures logo
  • Simpact logo
  • alfabeat logo
  • reveris logo
  • Wexelerate logo
  • ReaktorXlogo
  • Business Angels of Slovenia logo
  • Lithuanian Business Angels Network logo

Community Partners

  • Bulgarian Private Equity & Venture Capital Association logo
  • cLAB Ventures logo
  • bSpherik Accelerator logo
  • Female Founders logo
  • Huge Thing logo
  • Bird Incubator logo
  • Sampo Accelerator logo
  • Proptech Romania logo
  • The Startup Club logo
  • logo
  • 150sec logo
  • Brief logo
  • ITKey Media logo
  • Up21 logo
  • Smart Everything Everywhere logo
  • Sieć Otwartych Innowacji logo
  • Open Data Incubator logo
  • SPI logo
  • Startup Europe Networks logo
  • Invest in Wroclaw logo
  • Betahaus logo
  • FTRNW logo
  • Agro Innovation Lab logo
  • Unicorn Events powered by Startup Network logo
  • Compus Cowork logo
  • Vernadsky Challenge logo
  • betaHaus logo
  • CEE Changers logo
  • Czech Startups logo
  • Startup Campus logo
  • StartupHub Poland logo
  • OMGKRK logo
  • Finance Project Manager logo
  • CESA Awards
  • HowToWeb logo
  • Impact CEE logo
  • InfoShare logo
  • TechChill logo
  • Techyslvania logo
  • Webit logo

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