The second edition of the South East Europe Tech Tour 2019 took place on 28-29 May in Bucharest, Romania and Sofia, Bulgaria.
As in 2018, this year we embarked on a Discovery Tour to a region that has great potential for high-tech entrepreneurship. We were 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 objectives of the Tech Tour were to:
1. Identify the next wave of top privately held companies from the South East Europe Countries.
2. Promote investment and partnering by introducing a delegation of international investors and top European entrepreneurs to the key players in the region.
3. Sector and stage scope of companies - 30 selected 'expansion' tech ventures active in Deeptech, Mobility, Blockchain, Fintech, Energy, Agritech.
The South East Europe Tech Tour 2019 promoted innovation and investment into the best technology companies from across Europe and is your chance to connect with VCs, entrepreneurs, industry experts and thought leaders to foster new connections, business and investment.
The Eastern Europe Tech Tour showcased a total of 30 of the most promising high technology companies from SEE region:
Entrepreneurial companies presented their business to an invited delegation of 30 local and 30 international investors, active in the region.
President of South East Europe Tech Tour 2019
Co-founder and Managing Partner at Almaz Capital
Vice-President of the Selection Committee
Partner at 3TS Capital Partners
A dedicated Selection Committee united 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 South East Europe Tech Tour. Over 150 companies went through a rigorous review process and were 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 South East Europe Tech Tour 2019:
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