Central European Startup Awards, the CEE region of Global Startup Awards is back for the fourth year in a row to find, highlight and showcase the futureshapers of Poland, Czechia, Slovakia, Hungary, Austria, Serbia, Slovenia, Croatia, Romania and Bulgaria.
This year the Regional Grand Finale will take place in Sofia, Bulgaria on 23rd November, organized by the wonderful team of ABLE Bulgaria, and will consist of 3 major events:
- An exclusive daytime networking and workshop event with the greatest thinkers and doers of the region and beyond called CEE Ecosystem Summit
- The Awards Ceremony like none other
- An Afterparty that everyone will remember (or not)
The CEE Ecosystem Summit is a networking and knowledge sharing event designed to connect some of the most important players in the region not only with each other, but with the global startup community in an intimate environment, with programmes that foster understanding, acceptance and collaboration, and to aggregate the knowledge into a CEE startup status report to be issued by Q1 in 2018, and circulated through all the global network. All contributors will be mentioned and have the opportunity to place their brand in the report.
Many exclusive partners, national winners and country partners from all the participating countries are expected to join the sessions, also the juries and ambassadors and representatives of large corporations like Telenor, Nestlé, SGL Group, PwC, Alior Bank, Microsoft, SAP, or HP Enterprise, as well as some global influencers, just like Max Kelly (MD of Techstars), Cristobal Alonso (CEO of Startup Wise Guys), Tanya Soman (Venture Partner at 500 Startups), Till Ohrmann (CEO / Co-Founder of PIRATE.Global and Startup Safari), Matteo Penzo (Executive Technology Director at frog, Founder & CEO of Frontiers Conferences, Co-Founder of Talent Garden), George Northcott (Co-Founder & Head of Business Development at Founders Factory), Hussein Kanji (Partner at Hoxton Ventures), and Eddie Arrieta (President and Partner at Publicize, Co-Founder of ESPACIO).
The Awards Ceremony will introduce the regional winners in 12 categories, who will be granted not only with beautiful trophies, but also an amazing package of tickets to great conferences all across Europe (including the EU-Startups Summit), services, fame and shine, and for some of them the chance to compete with the other region’s selected winners at the Global Grand Finale in Tianjin, China in 2018.
Join the futureshapers, the makers, the dreamers and powerhouses of the CEE startup ecosystem, meet the investors and corporate partners and let’s have a day together of no-tie, no-stress and no-bullshit fun in the next-generation epicenter of innovation, Sofia! Tickets are available here.