Innovative startups and scaleups from Central and Eastern Europe can now apply to the CEE Startup Challenge. This is the biggest online competition for leading-edge startups and scale-ups from the region, organized by Vestbee, one of the leading European platforms for startups and VCs.
Selected startups and scaleups will present their businesses to the leading VC funds and corporates such as Northzone, Molten Ventures, Credo Ventures, EIT InnoEnergy Central Europe, 3VC, Huawei, OTB Ventures, Eleven Ventures, Inovo Ventures, Market One Capital, 212, Revo, QNBeyond and more. The winning teams will also land a fast track to the largest, invitation-only gathering for VC fund managers – CEE VC Summit.
Shortlisted companies will also benefit from free credits and discounts on business services provided by the program’s partners, which include, naming a few, up to $100,000 in AWS Activate Credits, €100,000 in infrastructure credits from OVHcloud, 90% off on HubSpot for Startups, €30,000 in Stripe Credits, $50,000 on the Mixpanel Growth Plan.
Applicants will also get a unique opportunity to use free business tools from Zendesk, Notion, Loom, Customer.io, TrustMate, Brand24, Bouncer and more as well as receive media coverage.
Which startups can apply?
CEE Startup Challenge seeks companies raising seed, pre-series A, and series A in the following verticals SaaS & Marketplace, AI & Analytics & Big Data, Fintech & Insurtech, Smart Cities & Home, Industry 4.0 & Manufacturing, Transport & Logistics, Planet & Sustainability, Healthcare & Wellbeing and more.