Vestbee, the leading regional deal flow platform that connects global VC funds, corporates, accelerators and business angels with startups and scaleups from Central & Eastern Europe launched the next edition of the biggest regional online competition – CEE Startup Challenge (

Innovative, fast-growing SMEs from Central & Eastern Europe and DACH (Germany, Austria and Switzerland) that will apply to CEE Startup Challenge by the end of November will have a chance to win 1 million euro from Next Road Ventures and land investment from many recognizable partners such as Accel, TMT Investments, Balderton Capital, Notion Capital, Credo Ventures, Engie New Ventures, Talanx, Adamed, Alfabeat, Iron Wolf Capital, Apex Ventures, Hiventures, Trind VC, Open Circle Capital, bValue, 70Ventures and Innovation Nest.

One of the special prizes is a fast track to InnoEnergy Highway acceleration program, which supports energy, cleantech and mobility startups in their early phase. The selected team will get direct support from InnoEnergy’s wide network of experts in the areas of product development, team building, fundraising and market entry.

Selected applicants will also get ex. media coverage from MamStartup, tickets to leading tech events, special discounts on different business tools and services (ex. Google Cloud, Revolut, Brand24, Genprox) and training from Olesinski & Wspolnicy law firm on how to negotiate with a VC fund.

Who should apply for CEE Startup Challenge?

All companies that fit in the broad categories of Business & ICT, SaaS, AI, Analytics, Big Data, Fintech & Insurtech, Smart Cities & Home, Industry 4.0 & Proptech, Planet & Sustainability, Healthcare & Wellbeing.

Additional information about the program and participation opportunities is available at