Founders Games by Webit is the platform (and place) where the investors and enterprise business leaders know will meet best of the best - 1 500 hand picked startups!
Founders Games selectes the 1 500 most promising startups from over 4000 applications from Europe (over half coming from the new markets of CEE) and beyond. Founders Games became an investment platform for matchmaking hand-picked early-stage/post seed stage startups and Round A scaleups with investors, corporates and media.
Family offices, corporate ventures (BMW ventures, IBM Ventures, Intel Ventures, Qualcomm Ventures, Novartis Ventures Fund, Pro Sieben Ventures, Time Warner Investments, GE Ventures, M12 - Microsoft's Venture Fund to name a few), VCs including 500 Startups, Happinnes Ventures, Speedinvest, LUMA Ventures, CREDO Ventures, Early Bird Capital, Open Ocean and best accelerators from all around the world @ Webit.Festival Europe and the Founders Games.
Webit was among the first in the world (11 years ago) to start connecting the startup and the enterprise worlds. We were the first to provide grants (over €1 million yearly) to selected startups. Today over 4000 starups apply get 1500 are selected turning the Founders Games into one of the worlds biggest startups challenges and platforms.
Join today and:
Applying here for Founders Games and get this all for free*
* if selected the only payment on your side will be 80 EUR (excl VAT) for your comapany's branding package.
400+ top speakers
including the Shark in the Tank - Mark Cuban, Presidents, CEOs of some of the world's largest innovation companies, thought leaders and beautiful minds, investors and inventors. Find the list of last year's speakers here.
Special 1:1 meetings
Webit’s Business Speed Dating: 1 hour, investors & startups get together, one on one, to receive the best out of both worlds.
Startup Academy and Investors Summit
Webit.Foundation is more than speaking, more than judging - we wish to provide startups with the best tools to help them sell their idea with the encouragement and guidelines provided by our speakers.
Founders Games Expo
put your company (product or service) in front of all 10,000+ attendees of the festival. Exhibit and present your product/service in front of 500+ investors and thousands of corporate partners.
Take a stroll through the alleys of the Startup Village and immerse in what’s new and who’s who in Europe’s tech scene.
The seed investment up to 200 000 EUR is provided by Plamen Russev (chairman of Webit.Foundation, investor and serial entrepreneur) and prominent entrepreneurs and investors.
Тhe form in which the seed investment will be paid out is a convertible loan. The loan will convert into shares of preferred stock upon the closing of a next equity financing at market terms for such an instrument.
There will be 2 tranches. The first tranche of 50 000 EUR will be transferred within a month after winning Webit’s Founders Games.
The second tranche will be released upon achieving certain milestones negotiated between the investors and the winner.
The investment offer is non-obligatory for the startup winner of Webit's Founders Games and subject to standard due diligence processes on behalf of the investors.
As far as your company is active in the following disciplines:
& Big Data
internet & IoT
WEBIT.FESTIVAL will provide startups with a free expo table and 600 free expo tickets.
The startups that qualify shall have access to all attendees of WEBIT.FESTIVAL - the major and most influential tech and digital global event for CEE.
The selection is made on 5 major milestones:
- Team capacity - 10 points
- Project Scalability - 10 points
- Business approach - 10 points
- Marketing approach - 10 points
- Uniqueness of the idea - 10 points
WEBIT.FESTIVAL is the only place where startups meet investors, reporters, the CEOs, CMOs and CTOs of the world's largest and most innovative companies along with the biggest global and regional advertisers. Only at WEBIT.FESTIVAL your startup will have access not only to hundreds of investors but also to major potential partners and clients making WEBIT.FESTIVAL the most StartUp friendly digital and tech industry event.
Hundreds of accredited journalists from all over the world will be present during WEBIT.FESTIVAL, searching for the next great startup. At the event you may meet and connect with editors in chief, editors and correspondents from Wall Street Journal, Mashable, The Next Web, Wired, Bloomberg, Guardian, TechCrunch, e27, Wamda, ITP, Forbes, CNN, The New York Times, Business Insider, The Economist and many more.
In case you are selected - all you have to do is to book your travel and accommodation
and pay your expo table branding package at as low as 80 EUR.
Investor? Meet amazing startups from all around the world.
StartUp? Meet governmental investment agencies from Europe and investors and grow your business.