Pitching competiton at the biggest tech conference in CEE.

For seed and early-stage startups with tech4good solutions

Apply before March 31!

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Boost your startup

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


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

A special prize for one selected Polish startup

Wild card for the seventh edition of InCredibles, a mentoring program for young entrepreneurs with vision created by Sebastian Kulczyk. Read more...

Infoshare 2023

Every Startup Contest Semifinalist will be granted 2 Startup Passes for Infoshare 2023, 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.

Startup Database

Let your startup be found! Present your business to investors and potential partners in our database.

Startup Expo

Present your game-changing product live! Every semifinalist, if they wish so, will be granted their own spot at Expo.

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."

Clarisse Beurrier

Startup Contest 2nd place Winner, Animal Alternative Technologies

"It was an amazing event. We've met some investors, some potential partners. The startups were amazing, there was a very tough competition (...) really a great place to be!"

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..."

Valeri Petrov

Eleven Ventures

"One of the best events I ever visited, VC events especially. The networking opportunities here are great. I've done many new contacts myself, I've also seen quite a lot of investment/startups opportunities."

Is Startup Contest for you?

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.

We are looking for seed and early-stage projects ready to present their game-changing products. Our contestants should 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 31.03.2023

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 14.04.2023

Semifinalists announcement

Check our website to see which projects are going to the Infoshare Startup Contest semifinals held on the 24th of May 2023.




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 will help us choose the winner.

Nico Schoenenberger

Nico Schoenenberger

10x Founders
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
Valeri Petrov

Valeri Petrov

Eleven Ventures
Grzegorz Borowski

Grzegorz Borowski

Agnieszka Meller

Agnieszka Meller

Tomasz Pawul

Tomasz Pawul


Investors & Partners 2023


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