Applications open for CEE Startup Challenge – biggest in competition in CEE

CEE Startup Challenge is the biggest online competition for startups and scaleups in Central & Eastern Europe. The Challenge is organized by CEE Business Angels Network and Vestbee – leading regional platform connecting global business angels, accelerators, VC funds and corporates with promising CEE startups.

WHO SHOULD APPLY? –  CEE Startup Challenge would be a right fit for all regional startups and scaleups that address a real problem and that are looking for funding or corporate partner. The applicants for the current edition of the Challenge should fit into such categories as ICT, AI, Data & Analytics, Fintech, Insurtech, Blockchain, E-commerce & Marketplace, Adtech & Martech, Edtech, Media & Entertainment.

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Thanks to many great partnerships CEE Startup Challenge provides startups with a range of benefits. First and foremost, participants can win up to 1M EUR investment from Next Road Ventures. Apart from that, we offer access to Vestbee fundraising management and engagement tracking tools as well as exposure to the global network of angels and VC funds. Chosen startups can get media coverage by leading regional magazines like 150sec, tickets to well-known events (Techsylvania, infoShare, Startup World Cup & Summit) or the opportunity to pitch at Impact CEE Prizes.

“The local and regional startup ecosystem has been growing at a very fast pace, and it’s currently impossible to keep up with every startup event. As a virtual edition, CEE Startup Challenge effectively connects investors with projects and saves all attendees time and money.” – Ewa Chronowska, CEE Business Angels Network President

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