Startup Contest prizes
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...
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:
Learn from experts how to grow your business and how to impress investors.
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.
Let your startup be found! Present your business to investors and potential partners in our database.
Present your game-changing product live! Every semifinalist, if they wish so, will be granted their own spot at Expo.
Why attend Infoshare Conference?
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."
"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."
"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..."
"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."
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:
Show your product and name need(s) it addresses, estimate TAM and declare your SOM, present your target client(s).
Introduce your company's founders and key team members. Tell us who's missing.
Product level of innovation
Prove you are working on a real disruption, identify your competitors and mark all your strong points and their weaknesses.
Performance (semifinals, final)
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
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.
Sarah DrinkwaterAngel investor
Dawid SugierInovo VC
Monika SynoradzkaSpeedUp Venture Capital Group
Esat Acar500 Emerging Europe
Michał PapugaFlashpoint VC
Marta RautenschildLemon Boost
Nazar HalychanskyiFlyer One Ventures
Magdalena PawłowskaLevel2 Ventures
Ilena MeceKOMPAS VC
Radosław CzyrkoTar Heel Capital Pathfinder
Katarzyna GrondkowskaSimpact Ventures
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