Founders Games


for your free expo stand, free Webit.Festival Tickets
and an investment up to € 200'000

If you are looking for an Investor or a Business Partner
join World's Biggest Startup Challenge
the Founders Games by Webit

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.

Join Mark Cuban:

and more than 500 investors:

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:

  • Get free Webit.Festival tickets for your team (1,500 free startup tickets)
  • Get a free expo space (selected 200 startups shall receive a free exhibition @ Webit.Festival)
  • Get an opportunity to pitch in front of hundreds of investors and global business leaders
  • Get the opportunity to win up to 200'000 EUR cheque

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.

Apply now!

The Seed Investment

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:

Advertising Analytics
& Big Data
Blockchain Cleantech Clothing
& Fashion
& Media
Cryptocurrencies Cyber
E-commerce &
Online marketplaces
eLearning Enterprise
Fintech Food &
Health Industrial
internet & IoT
Infrastructure Manufacturing tech
& Materials
Med tech
& Pharma
Mobile Money Non-Profit On-demand
& dating
Social Media
& Messaging
& Automotive
Travel Virtual


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.

Startup Village

Investor? Meet amazing startups from all around the world.
StartUp? Meet governmental investment agencies from Europe and investors and grow your business.

Why exhibit?

  • Direct access to the top startups from over 2500 applications
  • Access to investors in different industries
  • Media Coverage
  • 1:1 meetings between investors and industry disruptors

Attending Companies

The Winner
Of Founders Games Europe 2018

Category: Biotech Stage: Post Seed
Country: Spain

Watch Founders Games 2018 Award Ceremony

The Finalists
Category: Blockchain Stage: Post Seed
Country: United Kingdom
Category: Analytics & Big Data Stage: Post Seed
Country: United Kingdom
Category:Cleantech Stage: Post Seed
Country: Italy

Webit Media

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