Emerge Challenge
Pitching competition for early stage and growth startups with a global product vision
Challenge!
industry tracks
Mobile banking, mobile payments, insurance, trading, AI systems for structuring conductives, etc.
FinTech 

B2B
SaaS, HRtech, MarTech, data analytics, automation, infrastructure development - data center & networking solutions, energy efficiency, AIOps, etc.
Consumer & Marketplaces
B2C, creator economy and D2C, innovative and scalable consumer goods, marketplaces, peer-to-peer, etc.
Industrial
Logistics, manufacturing, IoT, сonstruction, etc.
HealthTech & Wellbeing
Mobile health apps, electronic health records, electronic medical records, wearable devices, telehealth and telemedicine, personalised medicine, mental health apps, sleep, etc.
Edtech
New channels of communication with users, gamification in education, learning analytics systems, AR/VR technologies, anti-fraud, quality assessment of educational content, etc.
Cybersecurity
Critical infrastructure cybersecurity, network security, cloud security, IoT security, application security, physical security, etc.
ClimateTech
Improvement of environmental sustainability, waste management, Energy storage, alternative protein, sustainable tourism, etc.
DeepTech
Advanced materials, biotechnologies, robotics, quantum computing, aerospace, food & agriculture, medtech, mobility, smart city, etc.
Web3 & Crypto
Liquid tokens and digital assets, infrastructure, DeFi, NFTs, gaming, DAOs, dapps, metaverse, etc.
$5K PRIZE
$5K USD in AWS Credits

х1 mentorship session with AWS Startup Business Development (pitch deck audit, fundraising tips&tricks, product-market fit, team building)

Intros to relevant VC/Enterprise client/one of the Amazon departments (Amazon Pay, Amazon Devices, Amazon Alexa, Amazon Prime, etc.)
The winner of each track will get:
pitch to the Demium team
10 selected pre-seed participants of the EMERGE Challenge will be given the opportunity to pitch to the Demium team.

If convincing, the project will obtain Demium's assistance prior going to our Fund. Demium invests in early-stage startups that look for their first ticket - with a €100k euros initial investment, and a follow-up of up to €500k euros.
SELECTION Process
Get startup ticket (EXt-ED TILL 5 MAY)
This is the form for ALL startups at EMERGE that we distribute to our investors
Online Pitch review
1-on-1 pitch feedback and selection with investor/experts for EMERGE CHALLENGE
EMERGE CHALLENGE
Offline pitching by industry tracks on 1-2 June
You win!
Fill in the startup form
This is the form for ALL startups at EMERGE that we distribute to our investors
Deadline to fill in the startup form: 5 MAY
SELECTION CRITERIA
Get your ticket
Startups will be selected to pitch upon the following criteria:
Working prototype
For deeptech/hardware startups only
Early proof of demand
First traction (users/clients)
Global vision
Scalable to many geographics
Up to certain growth
Funding up to €5mln and up to 5 years since incorporation
emerge 2022 investors
Favorite people
Vojtech Rocek (CZ)
Partner
Presto Ventures
Olga Shikhantsova (DE)
Principal
Speedinvest
Stanislav Ivanov (EE)
Founder / CEO
Tera Ventures
Gunce Onur (TR)
Venture Partner
Startup Wise Guys
Konstantin Gnyp (DE)
Associate
Runa Capital
Yervand Sarkisyan (UK)
Co-Founder & Partner
Granatus Ventures
Sebastian Sulva (CZ)
Associate
DEPO VENTURES
Konstantin Siniushin (LV)
Managing Partner
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