Startup Contest 2022 is open!

• Win up to 20 000 € (equity-free cash)
• Get media attention
• Find investors, partners and new clients

Apply

Infoshare Startup Contest

for seed and early stage projects ready to show their game-changing products to investors and businesses looking for innovations.

Boost your startup

Startup Contest takes place every year (from 2014) during Infoshare Conference, allowing authors of innovative business ideas and startup companies to appear before the Infoshare conference audience and investors invited by the organizer.

Present your project to the international investors, establish business contacts, and compete for the main prize of 20 000 euro in cash. Discover the numerous opportunities in just one startup pitching contest.

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Contest 2022 Prizes

AWARDS funded by the City of Gdansk

Gdańsk - www.gdansk.pl

1ST PLACE

20, 000 €

2ND PLACE

7, 000 €

3RD PLACE

3, 000 €

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).

Team

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.

Schedule

How to win 20,000, 7000, 3000 euro in cash funded by the City of Gdańsk?

1

no later than 30.06.2022

Startup Contest application process

Register for Startup Contest Pass or Startup Pass and send us your application form with a detailed pitch deck attached. Based on that, we choose up to 20 projects to compete in the semifinals.

2

no later than 12.08.2022

Semifinalists announcement

Check our website to see which projects are going to the Infoshare Startup Contest semifinals held on the 6th of October 2022.

3

06.10.2022

Semifinals

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

4

07.10.2022

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.

Contest 2021 Winners

Check out the 3 Startup Contest winners!

Why you should book October 6th & 7th, 2022 for Infoshare?

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

Booksy

"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."

Startup Contest 2022 Jury will be announced soon.

Check who helped us choose 2021 winner!

Gitte Bedford

Gitte Bedford

Robert Bosch Venture Capital
Michael Rager

Michael Rager

DTCP
Júlia Sohajda

Júlia Sohajda

Vespucci Partners
Stanislav Ivanov

Stanislav Ivanov

Tera Ventures
Lucia Cerchlan

Lucia Cerchlan

Lumus Investment
Alex Wilson

Alex Wilson

White Star Capital
Ewa Chronowska

Ewa Chronowska

Next Road Ventures
Valeri Petrov

Valeri Petrov

Eleven Ventures
Paulina Skrzypińska

Paulina Skrzypińska

BNP Paribas Polska
Ali Jamal

Ali Jamal

First Check Ventures
Gabrielė Poteliūnaitė

Gabrielė Poteliūnaitė

Change Ventures
Artur Banach

Artur Banach

Movens Capital
Anaïs Monlong

Anaïs Monlong

AXA Venture Partners
Sandra Golbreich

Sandra Golbreich

Baltic Sandbox
Jana Budkovskaja

Jana Budkovskaja

Prototron
Iwona Cymerman

Iwona Cymerman

FundingBox Deep Tech Fund
Grzegorz Borowski

Grzegorz Borowski

Infoshare
Agnieszka Meller

Agnieszka Meller

Infoshare
STARTUP COMMUNITY PARTNERS

Contact

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Agnieszka Meller

HEAD OF STARTUP RELATIONS

startup@infoshare.pl

Infoshare

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Olivia Four, 2nd floor
80-309 Gdańsk
Our office is located in Olivia Business Centre!