Demo Day of Challenger Urban:Creative Accelerator

Demo Day of Challenger Urban:Creative Accelerator

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Kasárne/Kulturpark, budova Alfa

Kukučínova 2

040 01 Juh


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Join us for the DEMO DAY of CHALLENGER URBAN:CREATIVE ACCELERATOR on Tuesday, June 28, 2022

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Challenger Urban:Creative Accelerator Demo Day

Join us for the in-person GRAND FINALE & DEMO DAY of the startup accelerator CHALLENGER URBAN:CREATIVE on Tuesday, June 28, 2022, starting at 18:00.  

Whether you are an investor, business executive, startup founder, researcher, or policymaker, don't miss your chance to be part of this special Challenger Urban:Creative evening in person!

Demo Day is the final event of the Challenger Urban:Creative acceleration program which will showcase 12 international teams which are developing innovative products or services with the potential to contribute to the development of the city of Košice.

Based on criteria such as innovation, impact on citizens' quality of life, feasibility and progress in the programme, best start-ups will receive the title of Acceleration Progress Award of EUR 10,000 with a possibility to pilot with the city, and People's Choice Award.

The Keynote speaker of the event will be Michaela Kršková, Chief Innovation Officer of the Government Office of the Slovak republic.

Demo Day Agenda

Moderator: Ján Gordulič


17:30 - 17:45 - Registration of Participants

18:00 - Opening

  • Jaroslav Polaček (tbc), Mayor, City of Košice
  • Peter Kolesár, Partner, CIVITTA Slovakia

18:15 - Startups Pitching and Q&A


  • Marcel Gibóda, Deputy Mayor, City of Košice
  • Michal Hladký, Director, Creative Industry Košice
  • Andrea Basilová, Co-founder, Sensoneo
  • Michal Nešpor, Partner, CB Investment Management

20:00 - Keynote Speech

  • Michaela Kršková, Chief Innovation Officer, Government Office of the Slovak republic

20:30 - Award Ceremony

20:45 - Reception


Event will be in English.

Location: Kasárne / Kulturpark - building ALFA, Kukučínova 2, Košice


This project is co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund through the Urban Innovative Actions Initiative.