We are looking for early-stage to scale-up startups who are looking to raise funds. Preferred applicants have a strong mission and a scalable business model. Your startup should have a functioning product with traction/feedback, a strong team, and be ready for an investment. If your startup is not ready for an investment, you can still apply and compete for other prizes.
⚡️ Up to €200,000 EstBAN-led syndicate investment
EstBAN is putting together an angel syndicate to invest up to €200k in the most investable startup team from sTARTUp Day 2023 deal flow. EstBAN syndicates have invested almost 3.6M € into awesome startup companies. You can find skyrocketing teams from our portfolio like VSight, Jeff App, Fractory, TranslateWise, ATOM Mobility, Adact, and numerous others.
⚡️ Up to €100,000 investment from .Cocoon Ventures
.Cocoon Ventures is putting together a syndicate to invest up to €100k for one team. This investment includes the price of the founder(s) ticket to join .Cocoon Program for a year (1:1 mentoring, events, and team assessment) to support startups during rapid growth, investment round, and facing different challenges.
Our partner Swedbank will give €10k equity-free cash to one of the teams to fund their growth.
⚡️More awards will be announced soon⚡️
|4 November 2022||
|5 February 2023||Deadline for applications
|6-9 February 2023||Valuation of the startups|
10 February 2023||Announcing publicly Top 40 teams who will pitch at sTARTUp Day|
|13-16 February 2023||TOP 40 pre-finals in Zoom|
|23 February 2023 ||
Pitching training TOP 40
|16 March 2023||TOP 40 pitching at sTARTUp Day pitching stage|
|17 March 2023||
TOP 5 pitching at sTARTUp Day & award ceremony. |
Ϟ Technical details for TOP 40 startups pitching on the stage
All the teams will have 3 minutes for the pitch and 2 minutes for the questions. The working language is English. Slides are strongly recommended. All the TOP 40 teams will receive one free Startup ticket per team.
“A week ago I was super happy because we had recently closed our pre-seed round, and now this… This is a good example of how things in the startup world can change. It takes a day or two to really get used to this idea."
– Toms Niparts, the founder of Jeff App & sTARTUp Pitching 2020 winner