Startup Challenge

During the event startups will compete in a pitching battle to win the Touch CHALLENGE 2018.

Startup challenge

Startups who want to participate in the Touch Challenge should submit their project till 5th of November. The Participants will be given a chance to tell about their projects at the exhibition area, also make a pitch from the Startup stage and compete with up to 25+ groups, meet with angel investors and become a winner the of Awards.

What is Challenge ?

The competition of the most promising early-stage startups and ideas on the market. We are open for every startup that has made several steps to fulfil their idea into reality, to the new solutions, emerging technologies and working prototypes.

Competing industries

Tech & Gadget

A tech startup is a company whose purpose is to bring technology products or services to market. These companies deliver new technology products or services or deliver existing technology products or services in new ways.

Travel & Tourism

Startups that work to organize and make travel more comfortable, affordable, easier and fun.


Technology for agriculture, horticulture, and aquaculture with the aim of improving yield, efficiency and profitability.


Technologies and solutions in finance industry, that seeks to improve and automate the delivery and use of financial services.


Blockchain & Crypto is open to any pre-ICO companies that use blockchain technology, cryptocurrencies and plan to fundraise using ICO


Medical technology that is diagnosing, monitoring and treating virtually disease or condition.

Startup Award Prizes

  • Get Special Prize
  • Selected startups get a FREE ticket to Touch
  • Semi-finalist startups exhibit at Startup Exhibition for FREE
  • The winners of startup tracks get special prizes from FutureLab
  • Get featured in CoFounder startup magazine and other media
  • Startup will get a free acceleration programme at FutureLab

Meet our jury

The committee of industry specialists, entrepreneurs, Professionals and super amazing people.


Sergii Myronenko


Startups, Export & Entrepreneurship Development


Clement Marcelet


Director of the Airbnb Hospitality Lab


Lukasz Maroszczyk


Digital Marketing Lead CEE


Tarek Ghobar

Entrepreneur, Business founder, and Growth driver


Timon Afinsky


Angel Investor I Co-Founder