Hackquarters Partners With Wolves Summit

October 1, 2021

Get ready for the biggest networking and tech conference in the CEE (Central and Eastern European) region! Wolves Summit is coming back on October 19-21 with an expansive lineup of investors, speakers, and partners. 

The event will be hybrid, where the in-person event will be held in Wroclaw, Poland’s AI hub for the first time. The online event will run parallel, offering guests the same opportunities to connect, learn and engage 1:1 with the most influential voices, investors, and partners in the CEE startup ecosystem. 

Embracing the theme “Connections that Matter”, this year's event includes many topics like IPO & Private Equity, Corporate Venturing, AI for Earth, Circular Economy, Technology Transfer, Embedded Finance, Manufacturing, 5G & IoT, Emerging Industries, Healthcare & Sexual Wellness. 

Many influential rockstars from across Europe will showcase the latest in tech innovation, offering inspiration, insight, and opportunities to connect, including:

  • Michał Dubisz, Country Manager, Bolt
  • Yoram Wijngaarde - Founder, Dealroom
  • Stanislav Ivanov, Tera VC
  • Donatella Calligaris - Flashpoint VC
  • Vargha Moayed, Chief Strategy Officer, UiPath
  • Boris Krumrey, Global VP Automation Innovations, UiPath
  • Nora Wagner-Varady - CEU Innovations Lab
  • Thomas Koesters - Startup Heat Map by Deep Ecosystems
  • Roderick Beer - UK Business Angel Association
  • Ana Wolsztajn - Kaya VC
  • Franka Godina - Techstars Israel
  • Zoltan Vardy - The Launch Code
  • Peter Cowley -  DeepTech Labs, Board Observer, UK
  • Glen Waters -  PwC Raise | Ventures
  • Ola Miedzynska, CEO, Sx.Tech
  • Ondrej Bartos, General Partner, Credo Ventures
  • Ursula Morgenstern, President Global Growth Markets, Cognizant
  • Reshma Sohoni, Founding Partner Seedcamp

This year’s event will include Wolves Summit’s own pitching competition - the Great Pitch Contest, as well as a new CEE Innovation Track, matchmaking, and investor events for startups, investors, and executives. Each edition attracts over 1000 startup applications out of which only 100tech game-changers get to pitch in the Semi-finals in front of investors, corporations, and other attendees. The top 10 startups will be selected to pitch in the Finals on Thursday, October 21st.

The full prize for the upcoming Great Pitching Contest is yet to be announced, but here are some of the major benefits that await this year’s winners: 

  • AI Startup Incubator - opportunity to pitch directly in front of AI Startup Incubator's investment board committee with a chance to get €50k funding.
  • Techstars - guaranteed interview with a Techstars Global Startup Pipeline Manager.
  • Hubspot for Startups - the startups that successfully reach the Pitch Contest Finals, will be granted a scholarship on the HubSpot for Startups program. 
  • PLUGin Foundation - invitation to compete in Pitch to London, provided by Plugin Foundation, to pitch in front of a Jury of British and international investors and experts. 
  • Navispace - the award from Navispace is for the best IoT and Healthcare startups with the direct semi-finals entry to the 13th IoT Innovation World Cup® and the 13th Healthcare Innovation World Cup®.
  • SOSV - up to 3 winning teams selected from the finalists will skip the screening process and receive a guaranteed investment meeting with SOSV for the next batch of its accelerator program (Chinaccelerator or MOX). 

Hackquarters as a partner of Wolves Summit for its 14th edition

A new partnership has been announced between Wolves Summit and Hackquarters for October 2021’s Wolves Summit edition. As a part of the cooperation, Wolves Summit is inviting our Program participants to take part in the event, in-person or online, with a 20% discount for every type of ticket on its website. 

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