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Season 2020

Categories

  • Startup of the Year

    Startup of the Year

    Description

    A high growth potential startup not older than 5 (five) years of age founded in the country from where they are participating.

  • Best Newcomer

    Best Newcomer

    Description

    A startup with up to 2 years of age that has shown the greatest development over the last year based on growth, innovation and impact with the product/service.

  • Founder of the Year

    Founder of the Year

    Description

    Founder of a high growth potential startup that has shown notable achievements over the last year in terms of great customer growth and/or sales, funds raised, uniqueness and/or impact of the product/service and leadership.

  • Best FinTech Startup

    Best FinTech Startup

    Description

    A startup that has shown the greatest development over the last year based on growth, innovation and impact with a product/service/technology in the delivery and/or infrastructure of financial services.

  • Investor of the Year

    Investor of the Year

    Description

    An individual or company that has displayed the best investment acumen over the last year. This could be for example as an exit, early investment of a notable startup, or realization of an earlier investment.

  • Best Co-working Space

    Best Co-working Space

    Description

    A co-working space that deserves the recognition for its services, support and resources to fast-growth tech startups, and for creating a culture and environment that fosters innovation.

  • Best Accelerator/Incubator Program

    Best Accelerator/Incubator Program

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    VirBELA

    Description

    A fixed-term, cohort-based, mentorship-driven program that helps and empowers entrepreneurs to foster the growth of their innovative companies by providing tools, resources, connections, knowledge and expertise.

  • Ecosystem Hero of the Year

    Ecosystem Hero of the Year

    Description

    An individual known by passion for entrepreneurship and ability as well as willingness to
    help startups and entrepreneurship grow. Key words: Passion, pay-it-forward, ability and willingness to use experience and/or ability to help.

  • Best Virtual Teamwork Solution

    Best Virtual Teamwork Solution

    Description

    A startup that has shown the greatest development over the last year based on growth, innovation and impact with a product or service that solves connectivity between people, companies or teams in a smart, engaging way, with the potential to shape the future of connectivity, especially in times of crisis and social isolation.

  • People's Choice

    People's Choice

    Description

    An Individual or company that got the most accumulated votes through out the national and regional round.

  • Best Social Impact Startup

    Best Social Impact Startup

    Description

    A startup that has shown the greatest development over the last year based on growth, innovation and impact by developing, and implement solutions to social, cultural, or environmental issues.

Regional Winners

Winners

  • Startup Wise Guys

    Startup Wise Guys

    Estonia

    Best Accelerator/Incubator Program

    Website

    Description

    Startup Wise Guys is Europe's most international startup accelerator and top 3 in terms of portfolio size. Our unique approach to full time acceleration, 100+ active mentors per batch and a values driven management team has ensured a startup survival rate above 77% since 2012.

  • Impact Hub Bucharest (Ropot Development as a legal entity)

    Impact Hub Bucharest (Ropot Development as a legal entity)

    Romania

    Best Co-working Space

    Website

    Description

    Impact Hub Bucharest is a dynamic space where professionals and entrepreneurs work in developing projects and business initiatives. Being the first coworking space in Romania, with a growing community of 2000 members, we are present in 3 central locations in Bucharest.

  • ABC Hub

    ABC Hub

    Slovenia

    People's Choice

    Website

    Description

    Spread across more than 2.000 m2, the ABC hub offers everything a young company needs for a successful start. We are building a community that, in combination with state-of-the-art infrastructure, offers you everything you need in order to grow successfully.

  • Crassula

    Crassula

    Latvia

    Best FinTech Startup

    Website

    Description

    Powerful and flexible engine in a cloud. Crassula provides White Label Core Banking platform that allows to launch PSPs, NEObanks, Wallets, FX services and other FinTech products in a cloud in days, not months.

  • Pixofarm

    Pixofarm

    Austria

    Best Newcomer

    Website

    Description

    Pixofarm is a mobile application that helps apple producers optimize their harvest by measuring and forecasting fruit size and providing reliable data.

  • CastPrint

    CastPrint

    Latvia

    Best Social Impact Startup

    Website

    Description

    CastPrint brings fracture treatment to the 21st century.

  • Bunnyshell

    Bunnyshell

    Romania

    Best Virtual Teamwork Solution

    Website

    Description

    Bunnyshell is a DevOps platform as Service company, whose commercial grade solution enables developers to focus on creating great applications, instead of managing platform and infrastructure operations.

  • Patrik Juránek

    Patrik Juránek

    Czechia

    Ecosystem Hero of the Year

    Website

    Description

    Startup Disrupt is a platform designed to provide knowledge, inspiration, connection to entrepreneurs, startup founders, technology innovators and other startup enthusiats. Let's disrupt the old ways of thinking!

  • Martin Behrens

    Martin Behrens

    Austria

    Founder of the Year

    Website

    Description

    presono leads presentations into the 21st century and enables teams and companies to easily create professional presentations and analyse their usage: Present, collaborate & manage - all in one.

  • LAUNCHub Ventures

    LAUNCHub Ventures

    Bulgaria

    Investor of the Year

    Website

    Description

    LAUNCHub Ventures is a leading early-stage venture capital fund, investing in technology startups in the Seed and Series A funding stages.

  • BOOKR Kids

    BOOKR Kids

    Hungary

    Startup of the Year

    Website

    Description

    BOOKR Kids is a unique reading-based edutainment tool, designed to engage and delight the youngest learners in reading.

National Finalists

Competition Stakeholders

Country Partners

  • Rijeka Development Agency PORIN

    Rijeka Development Agency PORIN

    Croatia
    Website
  • Startup Wise Guys

    Startup Wise Guys

    Baltic Region (Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania)
    Website

Ambassadors

  • Andrea Zrubcová

    Andrea Zrubcová

    Slovakia

    Manager of Co-working Space

    Linkedin
  • Barbora Rusinakova

    Barbora Rusinakova

    Slovakia

    Executive Manager at OpenLab

    Linkedin
  • Branka Susa

    Branka Susa

    Croatia
  • Claudiu Zamfir

    Claudiu Zamfir

    Romania

    Journalist

    Linkedin
  • Damian Wielechowski

    Damian Wielechowski

    Poland

    Marketing and Communication Specialist

    Linkedin
  • Dario Zoric

    Dario Zoric

    Croatia

    CEO at Rijeka Development Agency PORIN

    Linkedin
  • Gergana Stoitchkova

    Gergana Stoitchkova

    Bulgaria

    Investment Associate

    Linkedin
  • Jakob Gajšek

    Jakob Gajšek

    Slovenia

    Startup Hub Manager

    Linkedin
  • Kristina Eskenazi

    Kristina Eskenazi

    Bulgaria

    Founder and CEO of MassMedia Foundation

    Linkedin
  • Kristiyan Mihaylov

    Kristiyan Mihaylov

    Bulgaria

    Business Development Manager

    Linkedin
  • Tomasz Jakubczyk

    Tomasz Jakubczyk

    Poland

    Head of Strategic BD at Cashap

    Linkedin
  • Zoltán Csaba

    Zoltán Csaba

    Hungary

    Entrepreneur | Consultant

    Linkedin
  • Joanna Sitkowska

    Joanna Sitkowska

    Poland

    Senior Product Owner

    Linkedin
  • Lan Anh Vuova

    Lan Anh Vuova

    Czech Republic

    Entrepreneur

    Linkedin
  • Oana Groza

    Oana Groza

    Romania

    PR & Marketing Strategist for Tech Companies

    Linkedin
  • Julius Norkunas

    Julius Norkunas

    Lithuania

    CEO at Mobility Innovation Center, Ecosystem builder

    LinkedIn
  • Alona Belinska

    Alona Belinska

    Latvia

    HR & Partnerships Manager at Startup Wise Guys

    LinkedIn
  • Pavlina Louzenska

    Pavlina Louzenska

    Czech Republic

    Founder #HolkyzMarketingu, Lead Mentor Google for Startups, Stratég manGoweb, Partner LAB24

    LinkedIn
  • Daniel Hastik

    Daniel Hastik

    Czech Republic

    Partner in Nextech Ventures, Seed stage CEE VC fund based in Prague.

    LinkedIn
  • Gytenis Galkis

    Gytenis Galkis

    Lithuania

    Fund manager / Partner

    LinkedIn
  • Jitka Pšejová

    Jitka Pšejová

    Czech Republic

    Entrepreneur & Superconnector/Business development & connecting peopl

    LinkedIn
  • Martin Andrle

    Martin Andrle

    Czech Republic

    CEO & Co-founder at Kilta

    LinkedIn
  • Tomas Martunas

    Tomas Martunas

    Lithuania

    Early stage investor

    LinkedIn
  • Viktorija Vaitkevičienė

    Viktorija Vaitkevičienė

    Lithuania

    Fund Manager

    LinkedIn
  • Tautvydas Pipiras

    Tautvydas Pipiras

    Lithuania

    Project Manager at Lithuanian Innovation Centre

    LinkedIn

Jury board

  • Yuri Kozik

    Yuri Kozik

    Ukraine

    Entrepreneur and Ecosystem Builder. Expert and Pitch Jury member at Ukrainian Startup Fund

    Linkedin
  • Lennaert Jonkers

    Lennaert Jonkers

    Netherlands

    Entrepreneur

    Linkedin
  • Rashid Aliyev

    Rashid Aliyev

    Azerbaijan

    I'm Master of Commerce and Advertising by education and entrepreneur by life. I'm done software startup and now doing hardware startup.

    Linkedin
  • Joanna Sitkowska

    Joanna Sitkowska

    Poland

    Product Manager (IT Industry)

    Linkedin
  • Kirill Babich

    Kirill Babich

    Germany

    Founder, Entrepreneur, Venture Builder & Advisor

    Linkedin
  • Emmanuel Lowe

    Emmanuel Lowe

    Ukraine

    Business Accelerator, Speaker in IT and Investment conferences, Mentor, Coach, Business Maker

    Website
  • Daniel Lind

    Daniel Lind

    Luxembourg

    Programme Manager, Venture Mentoring Services - Univserity of Luxembourg, I work with early stage to scale up start ups in the Luxembourgish ecosystem.

    Website
  • Claes Radojewski

    Claes Radojewski

    Sweden

    Tech scout and Program Manager at MobilityXlab - an industry led initiative accelerating startups in the automotive and connectivity industry.

    Linkedin
  • Drew Calin

    Drew Calin

    Singapore

    CEO at Greenhouse

    Linkedin
  • Arthur Gopak

    Arthur Gopak

    Netherlands

    CEO & Editor-in-Chief at AlphaGamma

    Linkedin
  • daniel.dippold@kairossociety.org

    daniel.dippold@kairossociety.org

    Germany

    Founder, EWOR

    Linkedin
  • Stephan Horvath

    Stephan Horvath

    Germany

    Dipl. Kfm (t.o.), Master Economics and Computer Science Founder and CEO, Ideations Partner, BurjFinancial Board Advisor, several companies

    Website
  • Tanja Sternbauer

    Tanja Sternbauer

    Austria

    co-founder | the female factor

    Linkedin
  • Xavier Sarras

    Xavier Sarras

    Germany

    VC investor and strategic consultant

    Linkedin
  • Daniel Harcek

    Daniel Harcek

    Slovakia

    Engineering Director @ Avast

    Linkedin
  • David Simon

    David Simon

    Vietnam

    Founder of YNI International. Committed to reduce plastic waste, pollution and redefine sustainability on a socio-economic level.

    Linkedin
  • Brian Perley

    Brian Perley

    Philippines

    International intellectual property lawyer, tech entrepreneur, executive and professional pianist.

    Linkedin
  • Ahmad Piraiee

    Ahmad Piraiee

    Poland

    Director at Startup Grind

    Linkedin
  • Maja Miljevic

    Maja Miljevic

    Bosnia and Herzegovina

    I am an economist by profession. I have been an entrepreneur since I was 25 years old. The youngest female entrepreneur and social entrepreneur in BiH. I also built my career in the IT industry. I was the director of the only Tech accelerator "SPARK" in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and today I am Head of Startup Enablement at Maestral Solutions.

    Linkedin