Innovative startups and scaleups from Europe have the chance to win a one million euro investment from Huawei, and many other valuable prizes in the European Startup Challenge. This is a new online competition open to companies from the whole of Europe. The competition is organised by Vestbee, the leading matchmaking platform for startups, VC funds, accelerators and corporates.
Valuable prizes for winners
The winners have the chance to win a one million euro investment from Huawei. Moreover, the best companies will be able to present their businesses to many well-known VC funds and corporates such as EIT InnoEnergy, Credo Ventures, Market One Capital, 212, Eleven Ventures, TMT Investments, 500 Startups (Istanbul), OXO Holdings, PKO VC, Uniqa Ventures, Impact Ventures, Iron Wolf Capital, Inovo Venture Partners, Shape VC, OVH Cloud, 500 Istanbul and more.
Free tools, startup credits and discounts
Applicants will get startup credits and discounts on different business services and free access to business tools provided by many well-known partners. Some of the valuable prizes include up to $25,000 worth of credits on Amazon Web Service, up to 90% off on Hubspot For Startups, and an invitation to Microsoft For Startups Program. Applicants will also get the unique opportunity to use free business tools from Brand24, Beautiful.ai, TrustMate, Zendesk, Avisto and more, and receive media coverage and tickets to leading startup events.
Moreover, the most interesting startups will be handpicked and featured in the following categories: CEE Startup, Newcomer, Scaleup, Impact Startup, and Female Founder. All of them will receive a “special mention” title, marketing support and media exposure.
Who should apply?
European Startup Challenge seeks companies raising seed, pre-series A, series A and beyond in the following verticals: Business & ICT, SaaS, AI, Analytics, Big Data, Fintech & Insurtech, Smart Cities & Home, Industry 4.0 & Proptech, Planet & Sustainability, Healthcare & Wellbeing.