Are you ready for a challenge?

Autumn is here, but have no fear: at Tech Hub Bucharest we�re ready with plenty of challenges to keep your energy levels up!

Besides the weekly Meetups, Open Hours and all the exciting events that we constantly plan, this month you have the chance to enter a challenge that could change the course of your startup and propel you to the next level.

On November 20 and 21, Startup Spotlight will focus all the tech lovers� attention on the most innovative 32 startups in the region! This will be the second edition of an intense competition and orientation program created by our friends at How to Web, that will provide access to dedicated workshops, mentoring sessions and private meetings with investors and specialists for the accepted teams. More than that, there will be cash prizes of $20.000, awarded after the projects will be evaluated and after the pitches will be held on the How to Web event stages.

If your team is tech startup that complies with the following conditions, then you should definitely start writing your application:

  • Your project has less than 2 years of activity
  • Your team has at least one co-founder from CEE
  • Your team has at least part of the team residing in CEE
  • You have at least a prototype to show on stage and give users for testing at the conference
  • You haven�t raised more than �100k funding until the present moment.

A group of expert judges will evaluate all the startups� applications according to the following criteria:

  • Team fit & experience
  • Market size & trend
  • Market validation & traction
  • Overall feasibility / scalability / customer acquisition cost, etc.

Startup Spotlight is a chance for your startup to gain feedback from experienced mentors, actionable insights and an opportunity for you to improve your presentation and pitching skills. You�ll have the chance to participate in mentoring sessions and compete against other statups from CEE. This is also an event that could increase your exposure and awareness in the regional tech startup ecosystem, which could prove to be very useful along the road.

If you�re interested in participating at Startup Spotlight, we recommend you apply at Startup Spotlight, until October 20. There are only 2 weeks left to write your application, so it would be a good idea to get started. Some of the Tech Hub Bucharest residents are already planning to compete and are busy preparing their pitches.

As a side note, you should know that attendance to Startup Spotlight is free for the 32 finalists that are going to be selected by a jury of international experts.

Hope to see you there!