December 1, 2017
Slovak National Theatre, Bratislava
December 1, 2017
Slovak National Theatre, Bratislava

Competition and “oscars” for early stage startups with global potential

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What is Startup awards?

is a competition for Slovak early-stage tech companies with global potential. Apply and get a chance to present in front of hundreds of guests, including top investors, entrepreneurs and corporate executives at the final pitching event and award ceremony.

Winner receives grand prize worth 50 000 EUR!

Our finalists raised over 16.5 million EUR

Who can apply?

Application process

  1. 7th September Applications open
  2. 8th October Applications closed
  3. 11th October Semifinalists announced
  4. 3th - 5th November Bootcamp for semifinalists
  5. 5th November Finalists announced
  6. 1st December Finalists pitch on stage
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Who is it for


Whether you want to apply for the competition or just join in on the fun, the opportunity doesn’t get better to talk to potential investors, get specific, actionable help from truly experienced mentors, or to pitch your future business partners for access to new customers, industry experience and funding.


Meet dozens of carefully chosen early-stage startups looking for investment, all in one place.

Join the region’s top angel and VC investors in search for interesting investment opportunities, share your experience with young entrepreneurs and explore business opportunities for your existing portfolio companies.


Showcase your company’s innovation, gain access to new technologies and initiate business partnerships.

Meet young innovative minds and key policy makers. Gain new industry insight, explore progressive solutions for your business needs and help shape the innovative ecosystem in Slovakia.



Startup Awards
+ Future Now Conference

57 €


Startup Awards
+ Future Now Conference

77 €

Late Bird BUNDLE

FutureNow + Startup Awards

97 €


Late Bird

Future Now Conference

67 €


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