Overview

The first edition of the Eastern Europe Tech Tour will take place on 11-13 of June 2018 in Warsaw, Poland and Sofia, Bulgaria.

As in every year, we embark on a Discovery Tour to a region that has great potential for high-tech entrepreneurship. This year we are very excited to showcase a region on the radar for many. The region of Eastern Europe is realizing one of the highest economic growth and also is a hotspot for thriving entrepreneurial ecosystems that have generated $5 billion in liquidity back to investors in the past few years.

The Eastern Europe Tech Tour will showcase a total of 30 of the most promising high technology companies – 15 from CEE region (including Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Ukraine, Belarus and Hungary) in Warsaw and 15 from SEE region (including Bulgaria, Romania, Serbia, Greece, Croatia, Slovenia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Moldova, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina).

Entrepreneurial companies will present their business to an invited delegation of 40 international investors, active in the region as well as 40 local investors and regional key players.


 

The objectives of the Tech Tour are to:
1. Identify the next wave of top privately held companies from the Eastern European Countries.

2. Promote investment and partnering by introducing a delegation of international investors and top European entrepreneurs to the key players in this region.                                                                                                                                                                                                      
 
       
 
                                            Working for a startup is becoming more and more acceptable in Eastern Europe, local governments are supporting regional innovation and VC ecosystems, so starting a technology company in the region today is easier than ever. Since globalization allows regional startups to tap large global markets from day one, my advice to local CEOs would be to rely on local strengths and aim at large global problems.

Pavel Bogdanov - 
General Partner, Almaz Capital (Germany)
Co-President of Eastern Europe Tech Tour


A dedicated selection committee will unite leading international investors, senior business leaders, and representatives from development institutes to identify up the selected 30 high-quality companies to present their businesses at the Eastern European Tech Tour. Over 200 companies will go through a rigorous review process and be assessed based on the uniqueness of their technology, the strength of their business model, vision, a capability to execute on the business plan, and the quality and track record of their management.
 

Some key numbers concerning the Eastern Europe Tech Tour:

  •    15 presenting companies from CEE in Warsaw on the 11 and 12 of June
  •    15 presenting companies from SE in Sofia on the 12 and 13 of June
  •    30 elevator pitches of the best-emerging companies in both locations, 15 in each city
  •    40+ attending VCs, corporate investors and business angels 
  •    40+ local investors, corporates and key players in each location

 

 

Tech Tour is pleased to invite all EETT participants to join on the 14 of June in Sofia for:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Innovative Enterprise Week Sofia 2018 - 14 June

 

Innovative Enterprise Week Sofia 2018 – Financial Instruments Fostering Research and Innovation” will take place in SofiaBulgaria on 14 June 2018


The event intends to bring together more than 300 key participants to discuss the opportunities and further needs of financial instruments fostering research and innovation.


The overarching goal of the conference is to enhance access to finance for research and innovation by facilitating the public discussion and attuning of European policy to encourage and support the brightest innovators and break-through ideas to scale into world-class businesses, including the appropriate financial instruments.


The event is an initiative by the European Commission, organised by the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of Europe and the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Bulgaria, run in association with the European Investment Bank (EIB), the European Investment Fund (EIF) and heavily involving the Bulgarian ecosystem, supported by Tech Tour Global.


Fill out the free registration form online: https://www.innoweeksofia2018.eu/registration/. Please confirm your interest to join before 1 June 2018

We hope that you can make it and are looking forward to welcoming you in Sofia!