This is for you, #futureshaper!

Be part of a vibrant event dedicated to those who dare to shape our world!

November 21st, Bucharest

At the 6th edition of Central European Startup Awards Grand Finale, we gather over 500 ecosystem players in order to celebrate, connect and bring into the spotlight #futureshapers in Central and Eastern Europe.
Here’s what we prepare for the day!

Ecosystem Summit

Awards Ceremony

ecosystem shapers

Best startups in CEE

Awards Ceremony

The Awards Ceremony will offer recognition to the best entrepreneurs, tech startups and ecosystem players in CEE. After the national phase of Central European Startup Awards competition, the winners of each of the 10 countries (Austria, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Romania, Bulgaria, Serbia, Croatia, Slovenia and Hungary) participate at an intense, regional competition!

The winners of the regional competition are announced at the Awards Ceremony, on November 21st in Bucharest! Save the date for an evening dedicated to inspirational talks, high quality networking, awards and unique opportunities!

Want to know more about the competition?

Special Guest:

Florin Talpeș, Bitdefender

At the Awards Ceremony, we will get in the ”shape the future mood” with a practical and motivational speech held by our special guest, Florin Talpeș, Founder & CEO of Bitdefender!

Founded in 2001, Bitdefender is a global security technology company, delivering solutions protecting over 500 million users in more than 150 countries, from private individuals to employees of the world’s largest corporations. Florin Talpeș, Bitdefender’s CEO and founder, is a visionary entrepreneur, who has worked in the high-tech security business for the past 20 years.


Only the best entrepreneurs, most skilled professionals and motivated future stars will be present at this invitation-based Awards Ceremony, so make sure you’ll get your invitation!

The networking opportunities we put at your disposal are priceless, so come prepared to meet people who can support you in influencing the world.

Ceremony Agenda

November 21st 
Radisson Blu Hotel Bucharest

  • 18:00 – 18:45 Welcome & Networking
  • 18:45 – 19:15 Welcome speeches
  • 19:15 – 19:40 ”Shaping the Future” Live Interview with Florin Talpeș, Founder & CEO, Bitdefender & Oana Cosman, Online Editor,
  • 19:40 – 21:30 Announcing Winners
  • 21:30 – 22:00 Closing Remarks & Light drinks
  • Event host: Alex Grecu


After an evening of inspiration and happiness, we will party, of course! We are waiting for you at Statia Universitate (8-10 Tudor Arghezi street) for the after-party to raise the glass for those who are brave enough to believe we can actually change the world and make it better. 

Registration for the Awards Ceremony

Participation is free, but please take into account that filling this form is just the first step towards participating at the Central European Startup Awards Ceremony. You will also need our confirmation so check your e-mail every week for our response.

Registrations are now closed

See you at
Radisson Blu Hotel, Bucharest!




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