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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    Website

    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.

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