Central European Startup Awards
Central European Startup Awards is the biggest no-pitch, no-conference startup festival in CE region celebrating the entrepreneurial spirit.
MissionThese days everyone is focusing on the global hubs like the Bay Area, London, Berlin and so on, and that certainly makes a lot of sense. But at the same time, we miss a lot of potential cooperations and synergies on a 100+ million open market as we simply don’t know each other in our own neighbourhood. Our mission is to do something about it, get the startup ecosystems of the region physically together, by celebrating our success stories and breaking down the borders and enhance communication amongst the different players/stakeholders of these neighbouring, still historically isolated countries. By having a look at the sponsors, you will see that we share this vision and mission with a lot of amazing brands.
The CESA startup finalists for the 12 categories
Startup Of The Year
Startup that has shown the greatest development over the last year based on growth, innovation and impact with the product/service.
Founder of the Year
Investor of the Year
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 realisation of an earlier investment.
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.
Best Social Impact Startup
Best IoT Startup
Best FinTech Startup
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.