Apply or nominate your startup hero from the CEE region and join the award ceremonies at 10 CEE countries
Apply or nominate your startup hero from the CEE region and join the award ceremonies of 10 CEE countries
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September 19, 2016

The Central European Startup Awards has just opened its nominations for CEE startups. The Central European Startup Awards is an annual award show, committed to advocate and celebrate the startup spirit of the CEE region and to pin the region to the global startup map. The festival brings together 10 countries, nearly 4.000 startups and their ecosystems for the third time by the end of this year.

Central European Startup Awards is part of the Global Startup Awards network, now consisting of 25 countries across the globe. In Central Europe 10 countries compete in 12 categories, which focus heavily on current tech trends and innovation: IoT, Social Entrepreneurship, Most influential women in tech, Best indie game developers and AI, among others. Apply or nominate your startup hero before 24th  September.

Why should you nominate a startup for CESAwards?
CESAwards is indeed a regional competition but it nevertheless attracts attention on a global scale. Participating as a nominee ensures the startup will get the attention of the press and high level investors like GE or from VC firms such as Hoxton Ventures or Index Ventures.
The decision on who are the next superstars of the CEE startup ecosystem is decided by the CESAwards Jury Board, which includes acclaimed think tanks, opinion leaders and industry experts like the co-founders of companies such as Electronic Arts or CyberDust.
The possibilities for entrepreneurs and startups in the region to meet with innovators, investors and pioneers of the tech & startup ecosystem, and gain visibility in new markets are endless, which is also the sole purpose of the CESAwards - to show the world the innovation power Central and Eastern Europe possesses.
CEU Business School is the Academic Partner of CESA  and contributes with presenting the "Best Social Impact Award 2016" category prize.
Make sure that you follow the latest news regarding CESA on the award's Facebook page. To get some impressions from last year's edition of CESA, check out the video below:

During the accelerated, one year program it all became clear to me. I wanted to create my own business however I have realized I needed to develop both, professionally as well as personally. Both, the CEU BS and consulting experience gave me the chance to achieve my dream, having my own business consulting company in yet another field.
Dénes Horváth MBA Class of 2010
Maciej Kisilowski, Associate Professor of Law and Public Management
  • "I have been recently nominated as the Regional IT Manager for West Africa at Unilever. My CEU Business School education has been a key differentiator during an otherwise very competitive recruitment process. I would like to thank all my great peers of the 2013-14 cohort and the wonderful faculty at the B-School for the valuable learning experience I had during my time in BP."

    Moussa Moumouni

    MSc in IT Management class of 2014

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