About the event

Rzeszow Regional Development Agency, Podkarpackie Science and Technology Park “Aeropolis” and Partners invite to participate in the 2nd edition of the Carpathian Startup Fest (CSF22). The agenda of the event will include a Demo Day during which incubating startups, owners of MVPs (Minimum Viable Product), startups with already marketable products/services, as well as selling startups/scaleups, will be able to pitch to potential individual investors and venture capitals. If you have a business idea or run a startup, join us and exploit funding opportunities!

Why register?

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Pitching

Present you project to venture capitals and individual investors.

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Prize pool

Overall prize pool for the best ideas and startups: 100 000 PLN.

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Promotion

Promote your project in social media and event materials

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Registration

Free of charge and as simple as possible.

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Ideas

Consult your idea with experts regularly working with startups..

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Connections

Meet interesting people and make business contacts

Four categories of participants

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Category I - The Best Business Idea

Projects submitted by natural persons not running a business in the subject of the application

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Category II - The Best Startup

Projects submitted by enterprises that are at the stage of incubation, MVP creation, or first sale of a product/service, whose revenues in the last fiscal year did not exceed PLN 200,000.00

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Category III - The Best Scaleup

Projects submitted by enterprises selling products/services whose revenues in the last fiscal year exceeded PLN 200,000.00

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Category IV - Smart specialisations

Projects submitted by startups and scaleups within the smart specialisations of the Podkarpackie Province (i.e. aviation and aerospace, quality of life, information and telecommunications, automotive).

Rewards

Participation in Carpathian Startup Fest 2022 brings many amazing benefits! One of them is cash prizes for the best ideas and startups with a total pool of as much as PLN 100,000, which will be allocated as follows:

Category I

THE BEST BUSINESS IDEA

  • 7 000 PLN
  • 5 000 PLN
  • 3 000 PLN

Category II

THE BEST START-UP

  • 20 000 PLN
  • 15 000 PLN
  • 10 000 PLN

Category III

THE BEST SCALE-UP

  • 7 000 PLN
  • 5 000 PLN
  • 3 000 PLN

Special category

INTELLIGENT SPECIALISATIONS

  • SPECIAL AWARD: 5 000 PLN

*One financial prize will be awarded within each of the four smart specialisations. The organiser reserves the right not to award a prize within the intelligent specialisations of the Podkarpackie Voivodeship if there is no competition in a given specialisation.

Extra prize

INVITATION to Sebastian Kulczyk's InCredibles monitoring programme. InCredibles is a comprehensive mentoring and education programme for Poland's most innovative startups, initiated by Sebastian Kulczyk in 2017.

InCredibles is several months of free support for startups by Polish and foreign mentors - recognised investors, advisors and specialists in the fields of management, sales and marketing, communication, strategy financing and HR, among others.

Why register as an investor?

  • Get information on registered ideas, startups and scaleups before the event.
  • Participate in the Carpathian Startup Fest.
  • Find most interesting ideas, startups and scaleups at the same place and time, get a report with a summary of all projects.
  • Talk to authors of promising projects individually.
  • Meet new companies and help them grow. Join our startup society.
  • You will become a member of our startup community

Timeline

17.05-12.08.2022

Entries in three categories:

Applications are accepted by filling in the application form apply and filling ONE PAGER.

12.08.2022

Call ends

09.09 - 16.09.2022

Selection and annoucement of the finalists

The Competition Chapter - investment funds and individual investors - will analyse the One Pager submissions and select the finalists.

24-25.09.2022

CAMP

The selected finalists will be invited to CAMP. Piotr Bucki will prepare for the presentation in front of funds and investors. Make the most of your 5 minutes.

13.10.2022

DemoDay finale and announcement of winners

Each of the finalists will present their project to the Chapter. Based on the presentation, the Chapter will select the winners and award prizes. A 5 minute presentation and a 5 minute question session. Be one of the best projects in your category.

13-14.10.2022

CARPATHIAN STARTUP FEST 2022

  • Demo Day - final of CSF'22 competition. Listen to surprising stories about ideas and high-tech projects.
  • DeepTech conference - during which topics related to the use of artificial intelligence will be discussed
  • Inspire Stage - featuring leading figures of the Polish startup scene
  • Matchmaking Zone - where you will meet investors, potential partners and even clients
  • HR/IT Fair - job fair for the technology industry
  • StartupExpo - an exhibition zone for startups

Speakers

Michał Sadowski

Founder Brand24
Piotr Bucki

Piotr Bucki

Architect IT
Hubert Mrozek

Hubert Mrozek

Founder i CEO Polaron oraz Magnetiqa
Łukasz Bis

Łukasz Bis

CEO InternetBeta Conference
Eryk Wdowiak

Eryk Wdowiak

Director of Sales at Sagitum S.A.

Agenda

09:00

REGISTRATION OF PARTICIPANTS IN THE EVENT1

10:00

INAUGRATION

Welcoming participants to the Carpathian Startup Fest 22 conference

10:15

HIGH PROFILE PANEL DISCUSSION

10:45

Speech from the StartUp Success Story CSF'21 series

11:00

STARTUP. Pitching session

Presentations of final projects (5 min.), Q&A session.

12:40

COFFEE BREAK

13:00

StartUp Success Story

Michał Sadowski founder and CEO of Brand24 S.A.

13:15

SCALEUP. Pitching session

Presentations of final projects (5 min.), Q&A session.

14:15

LUNCH

15:15

StartUp Success Story

Stefan Batory - CEO and co-founder of the Booksy platform

15:30

IDEA CHALLENGE. Pitching session

Presentations of final projects (5 min.), Q&A session.

16:30

ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE CSF'2022 LAUREATES

Presentation of awards

17:30

CLOSING OF THE CONFERENCE

20:00

AFTER PARTY

1 For verification purposes, before entering the room, the Participant will be required to provide his/her name and/or sign the attendance list. In addition, the Participant will receive: ID badge/carnet, event agenda, gift pack (conference materials issued at the registration desk after CSF22).

09:00 - 10:00

REGISTRATION OF PARTICIPANTS IN THE EVENT1

10:45 - 11:30

Data - the power, potential and risks hidden in it

Paweł Lubiński – Data Scientist, Sagitum S.A

10:15

The use of cloud computing in business and artificial intelligence

Paweł Cisło – MLOps Engineer

11:30 - 11:50

COFFEE BREAK

11:50 - 12:35

Artificial intelligence-enabled mobile solutions

Grzegorz Dworak – Senior IT Developer

12:35 - 13:20

Does a human have to work? How about robotisation and process automation?

Paweł Lubiński – Data Scientist, Sagitum S.A

13:20 - 14:05

The power of the image! Neural networks - how they see and process satellite data

Rafał Bodziony – Machine Learning Engineer

14:05 - 15:00

LUNCH

15:00 - 15:45

How does machine learning save lives during a pandemic?

Marcin Jędrzejczak, M.Sc. - CEO Biovelt sp. z o.o.

15:45 - 16:30

Cooperation between business and academia in shaping future technology solutions

dr inż. Arkadiusz Lewicki – WSiZ Rzeszów

16:30 - 17:15

Project Manager 2.0

Gracjan Walczak – IT Project Manager – CCC Group

17:15

END OF THE CONFERENCE

20:00

AFTER PARTY

1 For verification purposes, before entering the room, the Participant will be required to provide his/her name and/or sign the attendance list. In addition, the Participant will receive: ID badge/carnet, event agenda, gift pack (conference materials issued at the registration desk after CSF22).

10:00 - 11:00

Mobile solutions using artificial intelligence

Grzegorz Dworak – Senior IT Developer

11:00 - 11:10

COFFEE BREAK

11:10 - 12:10

Satellite data - image processing

Rafał Bodziony – Machine Learning Engineer

12:10 - 12:20

COFFEE BREAK

12:20 - 13:20

Project management - frameworks and best practice.

Gracjan Walczak – IT Project Manager – CCC Group

13:20 - 13:30

COFFEE BREAK

13:30 - 14:30

Data analysis - the power of exploratory data analysis

Paweł Lubiński - Data Scientist, Sagitum S.A

14:30 - 15:30

LUNCH

15:30 - 16:30

Robotics & automation - build your own bot

Michał Blajer, Digital Robots sp. z o.o

16:30

END OF WORKSHOP

Event partners

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Contact us

  • Feel free to contact the organisers of the Carpathian Startup Fest 2022. Want to join us as a partner, expert or offer a prize? Interested in pitching your business idea, startup or scaleup to a jury? Contact us! We will answer all your questions! Please note that everyone interested in participation is obliged to complete an on-line registration form.

Partnership cooperation

COOPERATION WITH VENTURE CAPITALS AND INVESTORS

ORGANISATIONAL MATTERS

Recruitment for Idea Challenge. Startup. Scaleup.

MEDIA PARTNERS,
MEDIA COOPERATION

Exhibitors' zone

INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION

RECRUITMENT OF INSPIRE STAGE SPEAKERS

REGISTRATION FOR THE EVENT

How to get there?

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