Here at EMERGE we help startups scale globally and connect with the right people to accelerate their business. This year we welcome startups that are solving a global problem and are originally from across CEE, the Balkans, Turkey, MENA & Central Asia.
worth of investments raised
We are proud of our EMERGE startups success cases. Check out some of our recent deals:
€ 25 000 000
OVER € 25 000 000
VOCHI $1.3M — Angelsdesk $300k — joint investment
Andata $900k — Angelsdeck
CEREBRA $1M — Freedom Holding Corp
ZENOO $120k — Angelsband
Emerge Challenge
Pitching opportunity for early stage and growth startups with a global product vision*

EMERGE CHALLENGE participants will receive a chance to pitch their product in front of top investors, get global recognition and some perks from our partners.

Yellow Rocks! will select EMERGE CHALLENGE startups for up to $200k for pre-seed and up to $500k for seed investment consideration. Yellow Rocks!, a SF based VC by Sergei Bogdanov, invests in fast growing early stage startups aimed at the global market with potential to skyrocket in the next 5−8 years, and provides them with networking possibilities and further fundraising, as well as HR & marketing support.
NRG Ventures will provide a $100,000 grant and participation in the NRG Accelerator program for one EMERGE CHALLENGE participating startup.NRG Accelerator, a business acceleration program from NRG Ventures, focused on localization and business development of post-revenue international startups in the most fast-growing country in the G20 & MENA region - the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). The program is a turn-key solution to launch your business in Saudi Arabia, supported by the leading private institutions and government organizations of KSA.For more information please check out website.
A brand new fund Constellation VC will select a startup for up to $250k investment consideration. Constellation is a place where investors, startups and industry experts support each other and exchange insights. Get nat only funding, but warm leads and trusted vendors & service companies
Fast Track to Ultralab Acceleration Program - a three-month journey that takes you from exploring a business idea to starting the development of an impactful tech-focused business. The program offers four hours of one-on-one mentorship to founders and startup teams.

This is the form for ALL startups at EMERGE that we distribute to our investors
Till 8 May
Online pitch competition with EMERGE investors/experts
You win!
Choosing winners from semifinals
Offline pitching by industry tracks at EMERGE conference
18 — 19 May
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
Pre-seed to series A stage, up to 5 years since incorporation

*The application process for Startup Challenge is now closed.


Startup Alley — startup expo with an opportunity to meet potential clients, partners, media, and of course investors, as well as recruit new team members. Startup Alley at EMERGE will be a home for 100+ startups for two conference days.

All Startups who got confirmation of eligibility after going through the application process will be able to showcase their products during 1 conference day in May. You'll get your stand number and the day of exposition before the event.

*Startup Alley is a part of EMERGE Conference
and is applicable only for EMERGE STARTUP ticket holders


Prior to the conference all EMERGE startups will have a chance to get advice and feedback from EMERGE mentors. The mentorship sessions will be held online.

We carefully select mentors focusing on what specific advice they can give to startups. It's a good chance for you to dive with an expert into particular pain points, learn how to develop business from a new perspective, and find new areas for growth.

*Mentorship Sessions are a part of EMERGE Conference
and is applicable only for EMERGE STARTUP ticket holders

Apply till 15 Apr!
It’s free for startups to be featured in the report.
EMERGE 100 Report is an annual long list featuring 100 emerging and growing startups with global vision that are originally from the New East (CEE, the Balkans, Türkiye, MENA & Central Asia). The goal is to gather truly exceptional startups from the region and present them to the global community.

Startups are selected by the internal EMERGE team together with our network of experts.

Free online bootcamp for startups that want to stay local but go global.
We are preparing for you an intensive program with awesome experts in various fields from investing millions in startups to public speaking professionally. Stay tuned, invite mates and get ready!

Dream big, go global, stay local
Even bigger!

Started in Belarus in 2018, EMERGE conference has become the hotbed for tech, founders, community leaders, bigger companies and investors from across the New East — including countries from Eastern Europe, the Balkans and Central Asia.