15th October, 2019

Austrian Angel Investors Association (aaia) set an important goal for 2019: wants to strengthen the Central-European ecosystem, create a real competitor for the Silicon valley and growing Asian market. It is possible if CEE startups and investors get together!

For this purpose, aaia launched CEE Unlimited which is a series of pitching contests in 8 CEE countries to give visibility for the most promising local startups to introduce their projects to Hungarian Business Angels and VC’s.  During this competition, one startup will be selected and invited to Investors Day ’19 in Vienna held on the 14th of November. Besides of listening to the keynote presentations and panel discussions, they will have the possibility to pitch and compete for valuable prizes in front of 200+ leading investors of CEE&DACH region like Hansi Hansmann, Superangel; representatives of Credo Ventures, European Investment Bank, Speedinvest, Uniqa, etc. Check out more on the audience and agenda of the Vienna final.

Budapest event will be organized on the 15th of October in partnership with Hungarian Business Angel Network.

Planned agenda:

  • 3-5:30 pm Media workshop for startups lead by RTL
  • 6-8:30 pm Pitch Night with panel discussion, pitch contest and networking


1. Media workshop

This will be a 2-3 hours workshop with the title of ‘TV and its unbreakable power to reach consumers, build brands and increase turnover’.

You will learn about media research, realising that the TV medium is a very detail-oriented, data-driven channel, essential for every company’s media mix. Find out how you can accelerate growth with TV ads in the No.1 German-speaking test market (Austria) through a special startup offer and formulate your startups’ media plan to have a look at your market potential.

2. Pitching contest – Budapest final

We are searching for 3 – 5 promising startups:

  • From all business areas
  • Pre-seed or Seed Phase
  • With working prototype
  • Currently raising max €300K

The selected startups will be informed by the 27th of September and then offered a mentoring session by HUNBAN members to prepare for the pitch event. The format of the pitches will be 4 minutes talk + 6 minutes Q&A in front of a jury of 8-9 members and local investor audience (Business Angels, VC’s). The winner of Budapest contest will be paid the trip to Vienna Investors Day ’19 where the 8 CEE startups will compete for €10K EUR cash prize and €50K EUR media budget for adverts with RTL group.

Please, note, application ended on September, 20th, 2019.

The event is brought to you in partnership with:

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