Season 2020

Categories

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

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

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

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

Description

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

Best Co-working Space

Description

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

Best Accelerator/Incubator Program

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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

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

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

Description

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

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

Estonia

Best Accelerator/Incubator Program

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)

Romania

Best Co-working Space

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

Slovenia

People's Choice

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

Latvia

Best FinTech Startup

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

Austria

Best Newcomer

Description

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

CastPrint

Latvia

Best Social Impact Startup

Description

CastPrint brings fracture treatment to the 21st century.

Bunnyshell

Romania

Best Virtual Teamwork Solution

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

Czechia

Ecosystem Hero of the Year

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

Austria

Founder of the Year

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

Bulgaria

Investor of the Year

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

Hungary

Startup of the Year

Description

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

National Finalists

AUSTRIA NATIONAL FINALISTS
BULGARIA NATIONAL FINALISTS
CROATIA NATIONAL FINALISTS
CZECHIA NATIONAL FINALISTS
ESTONIAN NATIONAL FINALISTSTS
HUNGARY NATIONAL FINALISTS
LATVIA NATIONAL FINALISTS
LITHUANIA NATIONAL FINALISTS
POLAND NATIONAL FINALISTS
ROMANIA NATIONAL FINALISTS
SERBIA NATIONAL FINALISTS
SLOVAKIA NATIONAL FINALISTS
SLOVENIA NATIONAL FINALISTS

Competition Stakeholders

Country Partners

FENEK^^

Czech Republic

Techband

Slovakia

Rijeka Development Agency PORIN

Croatia

Besco

Bulgaria

Startup Hansa

Poland

Startup Wise Guys

Baltic Region (Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania)

Ambassadors

Andrea Zrubcová

Slovakia

Manager of Co-working Space

Barbora Rusinakova

Slovakia

Executive Manager at OpenLab

Branka Susa

Croatia

Claudiu Zamfir

Romania

Journalist

Damian Wielechowski

Poland

Marketing and Communication Specialist

Dario Zoric

Croatia

CEO at Rijeka Development Agency PORIN

Gergana Stoitchkova

Bulgaria

Investment Associate

Jakob Gajšek

Slovenia

Startup Hub Manager

Kristina Eskenazi

Bulgaria

Founder and CEO of MassMedia Foundation

Kristiyan Mihaylov

Bulgaria

Business Development Manager

Tomasz Jakubczyk

Poland

Head of Strategic BD at Cashap

Zoltán Csaba

Hungary

Entrepreneur | Consultant

Joanna Sitkowska

Poland

Senior Product Owner

Lan Anh Vuova

Czech Republic

Entrepreneur

Oana Groza

Romania

PR & Marketing Strategist for Tech Companies

Julius Norkunas

Lithuania

CEO at Mobility Innovation Center, Ecosystem builder

Alona Belinska

Latvia

HR & Partnerships Manager at Startup Wise Guys

Pavlina Louzenska

Czech Republic

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

Daniel Hastik

Czech Republic

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

Gytenis Galkis

Lithuania

Fund manager / Partner

Jitka Pšejová

Czech Republic

Entrepreneur & Superconnector/Business development & connecting peopl

Martin Andrle

Czech Republic

CEO & Co-founder at Kilta

Tomas Martunas

Lithuania

Early stage investor

Viktorija Vaitkevičienė

Lithuania

Fund Manager

Tautvydas Pipiras

Lithuania

Project Manager at Lithuanian Innovation Centre

Jury board

Yuri Kozik

Ukraine

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

Lennaert Jonkers

Netherlands

Entrepreneur

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.

Joanna Sitkowska

Poland

Product Manager (IT Industry)

Kirill Babich

Germany

Founder, Entrepreneur, Venture Builder & Advisor

Emmanuel Lowe

Ukraine

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

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.

Claes Radojewski

Sweden

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

Philipe Reinisch

Austria

Drew Calin

Singapore

CEO at Greenhouse

Arthur Gopak

Netherlands

CEO & Editor-in-Chief at AlphaGamma

Daniel Dippold

Germany

Founder, EWOR

Stephan Horvath

Germany

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

Tanja Sternbauer

Austria

co-founder | the female factor

Xavier Sarras

Germany

VC investor and strategic consultant

Daniel Harcek

Slovakia

Engineering Director @ Avast

David Simon

Vietnam

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

Brian Perley

Philippines

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

Ahmad Piraiee

Poland

Director at Startup Grind

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.

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