Startup Contest submissions are now closed. 466 companies applied!
Learn interesting facts about this year’s contestants
We’ve just started the verification of applications for the Startup Contest. We are happy to inform that 466 startups have applied for this year’s edition.
Startups from all over the world
This year we received applications from startups from 62 countries. The majority of them, per usual, came from Europe, with 136 applications sent from Poland, 36 from the UK, 28 from Germany, and 17 from Spain. The Czech Republic, Estonia, France, and Izrael follow shortly after with 16 applications each.
Top 6 industries in Startup Contest
The most dominant industry among this year’s applicants was Health & Medtech & Wellbeing (67). Other very popular industries were: E-commerce & online marketplaces (39), Finance & Banking & Insurance (36), Artificial Intelligence (30), Cleantech/Energy (27), and Food & Nutrition & Agtech (27).
Interesting facts for investors
Nearly 30% of startups competing were founded by women. A vast majority (~94%) of applicants are looking for investors and about 62% already make revenue.
Startup Contest semifinals and final held at Infoshare 2022
Only the best 20 startups will move on to the Startup Contest semifinals, held on October 6 at the Arena Stage at Infoshare 2022, where they will present their solutions to investors, representatives of corporations, VC funds, and CVCs. The top 5 contestants will pitch their startups again in the final of the contest held at the Inspire Stage a day later. They will compete for the main prize of 20,000 EUR in cash. The second-place winner will get 7,000 EUR and the third-place – 3,000 EUR.
The total prize pool of 30,000 EUR is funded by the Mayor of the City of Gdańsk.
Join us at Infoshare 2022
Find your next investment among seed and early-stage projects competing in the Startup Contest or get inspired by them. Register for Infoshare 2022 today and make sure you don’t miss out on this celebration of innovation!
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