Applications Bootcamp OPEN
Once a local startup competition grew over 9 years to what are now Oscars for early-stage innovative companies from CEE region.
FTRNW Awards showcases TOP innovative early-stage startups in the ecosystem. Applications for the year 2019 are closed and the selection process will take place now. On October 11th we will announce TOP 20 startups from CEE joining the first batch of semifinalists (winners of Regional Rounds & MastersGate’s e-HubHub Day) at FTRNW Bootcamp in October.
Cherry on the top? TOP 6 startups coming from FTRNW Bootcamp will be pitching at Grand Finale at the technological highlight of the year – FTRNW Conference.
How it works
FTRNW Regional Rounds with HubHub
Try hard, improve deeply, win HubHub membership and get direct access to Bootcamp! Co-organized by FTRNW and HubHub to showcase the best of the local ecosystem in Bratislava, Prague, Budapest and Warsaw. Regional rounds opening in July, stay tuned!
Only 25 startups will make the cut to our intense, inspiring and 3-day improving FTRNW Bootcamp bringing the coolest CEE projects together. Allowing startups speak vis-à-vis with 40+ premium mentors - VC investors, CEOs of major companies and tech ambassadors at a world class recreational facility.
FTRNW Grand Finale
Who will get the “Oscar” for early - stage companies in CEE and receive a 20 000,- € cash prize? FTRNW Awards is cherry on top and the highlight of the Conference day bringing top 6 CEE early-stage startups together on one stage.
Startups at FTRNW Awards have to meet this criteria
- Early stage companies – in existence no more than 5 years
- Investment cap – no more than 1M EUR initial external investment
- Should have a tangible product and global potential
- Companies must either be based and operational in Central European countries or have at least one founder from these countries: Slovakia, Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary, Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine.
Applications for FTRNW Awards - Regional Rounds & Bootcamp
Applications for Regional Rounds in HubHubs OPEN
Regional Rounds Applications CLOSED
Pitching at Regional Round - Bratislava
Pitching at Regional Round - Warsaw
Pitching at Regional Round - Budapest
Pitching at Regional Round - Prague
Bootcamp Applications CLOSED
Grand Finale at FTRNW Conference
The first startup competition in Slovakia, supporting and developing ecosystem and showcasing the most innovative companies.
“Oscars” for early-stage Slovak startups, one of the biggest startup and tech events in the region.
An event platform gathering innovators, startups & tech enthusiasts from the Central European region at one place with the aim is to inspire and spread entrepreneurship.
A non - profit event platform building a wider inclusive innovation ecosystem across the CEE and thus inspire people of all ages to become entrepreneurs.
TOP 25 startups from CEE got selected!
It took 5 committees, 4 countries and 150 startup applications to select TOP 25 startups joining us at FTRNW Bootcamp. After 3-day intense accelerator only 6 of them will make it through another selection and will pitch at Grand Finale during FTRNW Conference.