Boost your startup at the biggest tech conference in CEE!

Are you a seed or early-stage startup with tech4good solution?
Join the pitching competition — win €20 000 and more!

Winners 2024 Details

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.

Contest Winners 2024

Check out the Startup Contest winners!

SeaSoil takes the first place and gets the main reward of 20,000€! Second place goes to Mewery, and the thrid place to ImmunoTroincs

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

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).

Application closed

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:

Schedule

How to win the cash prize?

1

no later than 15.03.2024

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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.

2

no later than 10.04.2024

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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.

3

22.05.2024

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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.

4

23.05.2024

FINISHED

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.

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.

Infoshare 2024

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!

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.

Matchmaking

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

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..."

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."

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

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”

Sebastian Kulczyk

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.

Eva Abel

Eva Abel

Oryx Impact
Samo Zalesak

Samo Zalesak

Zaka VC
Katarzyna Grondkowska

Katarzyna Grondkowska

Simpact Ventures
Max Moldenhauer

Max Moldenhauer

Sunfish Partners
Daniela Aldescu

Daniela Aldescu

Smart Impact Capital
Piotr Pawłowski

Piotr Pawłowski

Level2 Ventures
Monika Borowiecka

Monika Borowiecka

Tangent Line
Pavel Petřek

Pavel Petřek

Tilia Impact Ventures
Żaneta Kurszewska

Żaneta Kurszewska

Aligo Venture Capital
Piotr Grabowski

Piotr Grabowski

AC/VC Foodtech Impact Fund
Emily Kegels

Emily Kegels

Pitchdrive
Adam Radzki

Adam Radzki

Impact Angel Investor
Grzegorz Borowski

Grzegorz Borowski

Infoshare
Agnieszka Meller

Agnieszka Meller

Infoshare
Tomasz Pawul

Tomasz Pawul

Infoshare

Investors & Partners

Contact

picture of infoshare's startup specialist

Julia Nowopolska

Jr. Startup Specialist

startup@infoshare.pl

+48 453 028 352

Infoshare

al. Grunwaldzka 472b
Olivia Four, 2nd floor
80-309 Gdańsk
Our office is located in Olivia Business Centre!