BOOST YOUR STARTUP
Win a cash prize
The Mayor of Gdańsk is offering prizes worth €30,000 in total. You could secure up to €20,000 for your startup!
Get Wild Ticket to InCredibles
among valuable prizes, there is also access to InCredibles mentoring program for young entrepreneurs running startups in Poland. Reach for it!
Participate in the biggest tech conference in CEE
every Startup Contest semifinalist will receive 2 Startup Passes, which allow participating in the Infoshare Conference. You want to arrive at the conference with a larger team? Let us know! We’ll see what we can do.
Show your project to investors
you can present your product or service to investors during the pitching contest, watched by both experienced investors and Infoshare conference attendees.
Establish business contacts
you can expect two days of intensive networking at the venue, during the contest and (obviously) during our attractive side events. Startups can also leverage our Matchmaking tool. Use it to meet with specific investors or potential business partners face to face.
Get media attention
Infoshare conference media partners include business magazines with high traffic. They never miss our Startup Contest. Promote your startup with their support.
WHAT IS STARTUP CONTEST ALL ABOUT?
Infoshare as an organization aims to share what is worthy in the world of technology. The Startup Contest is a chance to achieve two goals: support young entrepreneurs and their ideas, and to speed up delivery of products and services that change lives.
Pitch in front of experienced investors!
The Startup Contest takes place every year during Infoshare Conference. It allows innovative startups to introduce their businesses to investors and one of the most tech-savvy audiences in CEE and win exceptional prizes (including funding and participation in a mentoring program — the InCredibles).Apply
We support positive change by promoting tech4good startups!
We’d like to promote solutions that can make the world a better place. This year, we are again looking for seed and early-stage projects ready to present their game-changing tech4good products.
Our contestants must provide solutions in one of the following 17 sustainable development areas:
How to win the cash prize?
no later than 01.03.2024
Apply to Startup Contest
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
Check the Semifinalists announcement
Go to our website to see if your startup has been selected to participate in the pitching competition at the Infoshare conference on the 22nd of May 2024.
Pitch in the semifinalist round
Get ready to pitch in front of international investors and experts. You have up to 5 minutes to make jury speechless. Only 5 startups advance to the Final.
Pitch in the final round
Do your best! You have only a 3-minute pitch and a 2-minute Q&A session with the jury board. Make it count! You can win the grand prize of 20k euro in cash.
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.
Scale up and develop!
The Startup Contest is not only an opportunity to grow your company, but also to attend the biggest tech and startup conference in CEE!
Every Startup Contest Semifinalist will be granted 2 Startup Passes for Infoshare 2024.
Compete live in front of a large tech- and business-oriented audience and investors, and learn from professionals.
Check out what awaits you!
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.
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."
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...
InCredibles mentoring program
a special prize for one selected startup with great potential
Once again, startups will have a chance to win the wild card for the InCredibles mentoring program created by Sebastian Kulczyk for young entrepreneurs with a vision.
“Traditionally, we invite young entrepreneurs who care about how, with whom, and why they do business — responsible ones — to cooperate”
What can you get?
• Dozens of hours of individual and group consultations led by founders.
• Opportunities to learn the point of view of diverse investors.
• Support from business counsellors.
• Practical tips from HR, marketing, sales, management specialists and others.
You don’t want to miss it!
Startup Contest Jury
Your performance will be assessed fairly by group of seasoned experts with wide knowledge of VC and tech4good solutions.