Fifty Founders battle is here – prepare your 10 000 EUR pitch!


With just 100 days left to TechChill 2020, Fifty Founders battle is back! Now’s your opportunity to leave a mark on the startup world and compete among 50 most promising early-stage startups from the Baltics, Nordics, and beyond! Apply now to compete for investor attention and the main prize of 10 000 EUR as well as the opportunity to get fast-tracked to Startup World Cup Finals, prizes from LatBAN, AWS, and more!

If you’ve got a strong team and your MVP ready and you’re looking for a seed investment, you’re ready to apply. Dedicated judges – VCs, accelerator representatives and experienced entrepreneurs – will evaluate all received applications and they will select fifty semifinalists based on their demonstrated business cases.

Fifty Founders battle will happen at TechChill 2020. If your application gets accepted, you’ll have an opportunity to present a 3-minute pitch on the semifinals day, February 20, on the Founders stage, followed by a Q&A session with the judges. Five startups will then move on to the finals on February 21 to pitch on the Future stage. The winner will claim the money prize of 10 000 EUR – after-tax, no equity and no strings attached!

Previous winners include successful Baltic startups such as, Edurio, Nordigen, SprayPrinter, Anatomy Next, and Precision Navigation Systems.

Winning is sweet but it’s not just all about the main prize. Our semifinalists will be taken care of and will receive:

  • a ticket to TechChill 2020;
  • AWS credits;
  • a coaching session during Fifty Founders Bootcamp, powered by Startup Wise Guys.

Fifty Founders battle is one of the highlights of TechChill conference – it’s a great opportunity to fix the attention of the audience of 2000 TechChill attendees, while competing for a prize of 10 000 EUR and gaining direct access to international VC’s, business angels, accelerators and media.

WHO CAN APPLY? All early-stage startups, no country restrictions.

HOW TO APPLY? Apply here before January 13, 2020

HOW WE CHOOSE THE STARTUPS? To ensure that the startups are judged by the most qualified judges, we divide the applications into topical verticals. The judges for each vertical will be announced shortly before the application deadline.


  • 10 000 EUR money prize – after-tax, no equity and no strings attached!
  • Pitching at Startup World Cup finals in San Francisco, May 2020;
  • Latvian Business Angel Network (LatBAN) is providing a soft commitment of 100 000 EUR by a syndicate of LatBAN members to invest in one of the finalists of the Fifty Founders Battle;
  • AWS credits and more!

There is no time like today – apply for Fifty Founders battle now!

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