Central European Startup Awards: Online nominations are closing soon!


The open nominations for the Central and Eastern European chapter of the Global Startup Awards are closing for the public on the 20th of June. Startups, the tech community, investors and incubators can enter into the biggest independent startup competition of the region in 12 categories online.

The Central European Startup Awards will be given to recognise the quality and impact of the region’s most promising startups. The judges will consider applications in the following categories:

  • Startup of the Year
  • Best Newcomer
  • Founder of the Year
  • Investor of the Year
  • Best Coworking Space
  • Best Accelerator Program
  • Best social impact startup
  • Best Fintech startup
  • Best IoT startup
  • Best Smart City solution
  • Best Biotech startup
  • Best AI startup

National Finalists in each 10 participating country will be announced on the 28th of July. The National Jury Board is selecting National Winners who will be announced online and on National Finales across the region in September, 2017.

A prominent Regional Jury Board (see below for some examples) will select the best in each category and Central European Startup Awards will announce the 2017 season Central and Eastern European winners of the Global Startup Awards chapter on the 23rd of November at the Grand Finale held in Sofia, Bulgaria.


The Central European Startup Awards celebrates the achievements and hard work of those who are set out to shape our future and bring great products and solutions to people and the Award show is here to celebrate and recognize those who dream big and break boundaries in the Central and Eastern European region.

Check out the video below to learn more about the Global Startup Awards, which the Central European Startup Awards are a part of.