Pitching competiton at the biggest tech conference in CEE.

For seed and early-stage startups with tech4good solutions

The application will be open soon

Winners 2023 Details

Boost your startup

Present your project to the international investors
Establish business contacts
Get media attention
Win a cash prize

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Contest 2023 Winners 2023

Check out the Startup Contest winners!

A special prize for one selected startup

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Startup Contest prizes

infoshare startup contest prizes. 1st place: 20,000 €, 2nd place: 7,000 €, 3rd place: 3,000 €

Startup Contest is a great opportunity for young entrepreneurs to present their ideas and get support for their implementation. We are proud that as a city, we have been supporting this initiative for 10 years by funding groundbreaking ideas that change our reality for the better. Gdansk has always been a city open to innovation and we want it to remain so.

Aleksandra Dulkiewicz, Mayor of the City of Gdansk

Infoshare 2024

Every Startup Contest Semifinalist will be granted 2 Startup Passes for Infoshare 2024, where they will compete live in front of large tech- and business-oriented audience and investors! The pass grants access to:

Expert speeches

Learn from experts how to grow your business and how to impress investors.

Networking events

Expand your business network and have fun during our side events.


Find investors, other startups, and a great number of potential business partners using the matchmaking tool.

Why attend Infoshare Conference?

Ali Jamal

First Check Ventures

"I came to Infoshare to meet very great early startups. I definitely found several (startups) which I will be following up on and learning more about."

Dr Jules Hammond

Startup Contest Winner, CEO & Co-founder of BeFC

"I am really impressed with this exhibition. I've been to many exhibitions in my life, and this is really diverse mix of people, different technologies, innovations, and backgrounds. This event (Infoshare) really is a hub for technology and innovation."

Gabriele Poteliunaite

"It's fantastic! A lot of people, a lot of international investors. Super well organized, there are great startups and great investors. I feel like a lot of people (here) have a lot drive, inspiration, and passion to build something big."

Stefan Batory


"What I love about Infoshare is that I always come here to listen to others, get inspired by their stories and I always leave with a new dose of energy. [...] I definitely recommend it! This is my favorite conference in Poland."

Aisling & Mark Kirwan

Startup Contest 3rd place Winners, Positive Carbon

"It was a great opportunity, we've met a lot of people who we're gonna get in touch with, that will help us grow our business even more, and... it's fantastic! (...) there's a lot of cool speeches about e. g. AI, tech ethics..."

Ana Wolsztajn

"I was pretty impressed with the organization, everything is on time, the side events are absolutely fantastic, and the matchmaking allows us to meet a lot of startups effectively. It works perfectly."

Olena Iosifova

Ender Turing

"That's a great concentration of business, enterprise, potential customers, startups, and innovations. I didn't see any other place where companies will be so open for cooperation with startups."

What is Startup Contest all about?

Startup Contest takes place every year during Infoshare Conference. It allows innovative startups pitch their businesses to investors and one of the most innovative audiences in CEE.

This year we are looking for seed and early-stage projects ready to present their game-changing products. Our contestants provide solutions in one of the following 17 sustainable development areas:

Evaluation criteria

Business potential

0-10 points

Show your product and name need(s) it addresses, estimate TAM and declare your SOM, present your target client(s).


0-10 points

Introduce your company's founders and key team members. Tell us who's missing.

Product level of innovation

0-10 points

Prove you are working on a real disruption, identify your competitors and mark all your strong points and their weaknesses.

Performance (semifinals, final)

0-10 points

Make sure your presentation is the best ever and the jury have no questions as everything is perfectly clear.


How to win the cash prize?


no later than 01.03.2024

Startup Contest application process

Register for Startup Contest or buy Startup Pass and send us your application form with a detailed pitch deck attached. We will choose up to 20 projects to compete in the semifinals.


no later than 10.04.2024

Semifinalists announcement

Check our website to see which projects are going to the Infoshare Startup Contest semifinals held on the 22nd of May 2024.




Get ready to pitch in front of international investors and experts. Make the most of your 5 minutes. From up to 20 startups that have entered semifinals become one of the 5 projects going to the Final.




Do your best! You have only a 3-minute pitch and a 2-minute Q&A session with the jury board to win the grand prize of 20k euro in cash. Being one of the 5 best projects is something, but there can only be one winner.

Startup Contest Jury

Check who helped us to choose the winners in 2023. The jury for 2024 will be announced soon.

Sarah Drinkwater

Sarah Drinkwater

Angel investor
Dawid Sugier

Dawid Sugier

Inovo VC
Monika Synoradzka

Monika Synoradzka

SpeedUp Venture Capital Group
Esat Acar

Esat Acar

500 Emerging Europe
Jana Budkovskaja

Jana Budkovskaja

Michał Papuga

Michał Papuga

Flashpoint VC
Marta Rautenschild

Marta Rautenschild

Lemon Boost
Nazar Halychanskyi

Nazar Halychanskyi

Flyer One Ventures
Magdalena Pawłowska

Magdalena Pawłowska

Level2 Ventures
Grzegorz Wojcik

Grzegorz Wojcik

Ilena Mece

Ilena Mece

Radosław Czyrko

Radosław Czyrko

Tar Heel Capital Pathfinder
Katarzyna Grondkowska

Katarzyna Grondkowska

Simpact Ventures
Grzegorz Borowski

Grzegorz Borowski

Agnieszka Meller

Agnieszka Meller

Tomasz Pawul

Tomasz Pawul


Investors & Partners 2023


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Julia Nowopolska

Jr. Startup Specialist


+48 453 028 352


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