Startup Spotlight 2013: who are this year’s applicants?

Yesterday night we called “time” on the Startup Spotlight applications period. The jury sure has its work cut out this year and until they check back with updates, here are some stats about the applicants.

We had applicants from 14 countries in the CEE region:
– Romania
– Bulgaria
– Montenegro
– Greece
– Croatia
– Serbia
– Poland
– Hungary
– Macedonia
– Moldavia
– Estonia
– Finland
– Albany
– Ukraine.

Big thank you to all our Startup Spotlight Ambassadors, who come from all around CEE and have helped us a ton in reaching out to great teams in their regions, and to everyone else who’s helped us promote our program!

We’re proud to see that former participants in the competition applied this year too!
– 3 finalist startups from 2012 reapplied
– 2 finalist entrepreneurs/teams from 2012 reapplied with new projects.
It’s a good sign for us and we hope they have a great experience again this year.

And, to get a sense of what types of startups we may see this year in November, here are some cool statistics of the applicants’ development so far:



product stage


Fingers crossed to everyone who applied! Now, jury hard at work and next Monday we’ll all know who the finalists are!

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