Overview

The first edition of the Eastern Europe Tech Tour will take place on 11-13 of June 2018 in Warsaw, Poland and Sofia, Bulgaria.

As in every year, we embark on a Discovery Tour to a region that has great potential for high-tech entrepreneurship. This year we are very excited to showcase a region on the radar for many. The region of Eastern Europe is realizing one of the highest economic growth and also is a hotspot for thriving entrepreneurial ecosystems that have generated $5 billion in liquidity back to investors in the past few years.

The Eastern Europe Tech Tour will showcase a total of 30 of the most promising high technology companies – 15 from CEE region (including Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Ukraine, Belarus and Hungary) in Warsaw and 15 from SEE region (including Bulgaria, Romania, Serbia, Croatia, Slovenia, Macedonia, Montenegro and more).

Entrepreneurial companies will present their business to an invited delegation of 40 international investors, active in the region as well as 40 local investors and regional key players.


 
The objectives of the Tech Tour are to:
1. Identify the next wave of top privately held companies from the Eastern European Countries.

2. Promote investment and partnering by introducing a delegation of international investors and top European entrepreneurs to the key players in this region.

A dedicated selection committee will unite leading international investors, senior business leaders, and representatives from development institutes to identify up the selected 30 high-quality companies to present their businesses at the Eastern European Tech Tour. Over 200 companies will go through a rigorous review process and be assessed based on the uniqueness of their technology, the strength of their business model, vision, a capability to execute on the business plan, and the quality and track record of their management.
 

Some key numbers concerning the Eastern Europe Tech Tour:

  •    15 presenting companies from CEE in Warsaw on the 11 and 12 of June
  •    15 presenting companies from SE in Sofia on the 12 and 13 of June
  •    30 elevator pitches of the best emerging companies in both locations, 15 in each city
  •    40+ attending VCs, corporate investors and business angels 
  •    40+ local investors, corporates and key players in each location