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FTRNW Regional Rounds with HubHub

Try hard, improve deeply, win HubHub membership and get direct access to Bootcamp! Co-organized by FTRNW and HubHub to showcase the best of the local ecosystem in Bratislava, Prague, Budapest and Warsaw. Regional rounds opening in July, stay tuned!

FTRNW Bootcamp

Only 25 startups will make the cut to our intense, inspiring and 3-day improving FTRNW Bootcamp bringing the coolest CEE projects together. Allowing startups speak vis-à-vis with 40+ premium mentors - VC investors, CEOs of major companies and tech ambassadors at a world class recreational facility.

FTRNW Grand Finale

Who will get the “Oscar” for early - stage companies in CEE and receive a 20 000,- € cash prize? FTRNW Awards is cherry on top and the highlight of the Conference day bringing top 6 CEE early-stage startups together on one stage.

Who can apply?

  • Early stage companies – in existence no more than 5 years
  • Investment cap – no more than 1M EUR initial external investment
  • Should have a tangible product and global potential
  • Companies must either be based and operational in Central European countries or have at least one founder from these countries: Slovakia, Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary, Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine.

Applications for FTRNW Awards - Regional Rounds & Bootcamp

Our story


The first startup competition in Slovakia, supporting and developing ecosystem and showcasing the most innovative companies.


“Oscars” for early-stage Slovak startups, one of the biggest startup and tech events in the region.


An event platform gathering innovators, startups & tech enthusiasts from the Central European region at one place with the aim is to inspire and spread entrepreneurship.