CEE Business Angels Network together with Vestbee, a leading dealflow platform that connects global VC funds, corporates, accelerators and business angels with startups from Central & Eastern Europe, has launched the second edition of CEE Startup Challenge – the biggest online competition for startups and scaleups in the whole region, according to a press release from CEE Business Angels Network.
The first edition of CEE Startup Challenge was very successful, attracting more than 300 applications just from CEE and a number of industry-related corporates, investors, fund managers, accelerators, and business angels, CEE Business Angels Network said.
Who should apply to CEE Startup Challenge? All regional companies that fit in the categories of Transport & Logistics, Proptech & Construction, Industry 4.0, Energy & Cleantech, Agritech, Smart Cities & Home, Space, and ICT & Big Data, the press release reads.
Welcome the judges of CEE Startup Challenge! Maxim Artyomenko, CEO of @x100lab, Martin Mossler, Managing Director of @scienceparkgraz and Maciej Plichta, Manager of Innogy Innovation Hub CEE will help us handpick the next winner. Apply to https://t.co/Qho6YTWk4Q before November 9 pic.twitter.com/ST6fk0ZuWY
— vestbee (@vestbee_com) September 26, 2018
CEE Startup Challenge is supported among others by innogy Innovation Hub and X100lab that are looking to invest in regional startups and help them speed up their growth using global resources and wide networks, according to the press release.
For instance, X100lab offers paid tests of product-market-fit on 8,000 clients’ database, 10 mentorship hours from X100lab experts, sessions with T&L experts, serial entrepreneurs & VCs and ticket to MOVE’19 event worth more than EUR 1,100 for the selected team from Transport & Logistics.
Applicants will also get exposure to global investors, corporates and media, opportunity to get funded, business development support, media coverage, tickets to many startup events and access to different business tools.
The full list of benefits and rewards as well as the latest news about the Challenge will be announced on the event website and via social media. The applications close on November 9. Don’t miss this opportunity and register.