Celebrating the startup spirit across Central Europe

The Central European Startup Awards is a series of events in the CEE countries, to recognize and celebrate the entrepreneurial spirit and startup ecosystems of this colourful and diverse region.

What is CESA

How it works

  • Nomination is open: anyone can nominate their own startup hero on the website.

  • After nominations are closed, shortlists will be announced on national level

  • National winners are chosen from the shortlisted by our ambassador team.
    Public voting opens online and anyone can support their favourites.

  • Grand Finale winner are chosen from the National winner by our selected Jury Board.
    The final winners will be announced on the Grand Finale on the 8th October in Hotel Schani, Vienna.

Timeline

Nominations open

National Winners shortlist announced

National Events Start

National Events End

Grand Finale