Who will receive the award for the best startup? Come to Demo Day to support your favorite!

  • Budova Alfa, Kasárne/Kulturpark
  • 29. June 2021
  • 18:00

Demo Day is the final event of the Challenger Urban:Creative accelerator program. It will present 8 teams that have been developing innovative products or services with the potential to contribute to the development of the city of Košice over the past few months.

Based on criteria such as innovation, impact on the quality of life of citizens, feasibility, and progress in the program, the best startup will receive the title Acceleration Progress Award and a financial reward of 10,000 EUR.

Expert jury:

  • Marcel Gibóda, Deputy Mayor of Košice
  • Heliodor Macko, CEO at SEAK Energetics
  • Michal Nešpor, Partner at Crowdberry
  • Mária Virčíková, CEO and Co-founder of Matsuko

The audience will also choose their favorite who will be rewarded with a service package from program partners.

ATTENTION! The capacity of the hall is limited in accordance with the applicable anti-pandemic measures. It is, therefore, necessary to register for the event here.

17:30 – 18:00     Registration of participants
18:00 – 18:15


    Welcome speeches

  • Michal Hladký, Director of Creative Industry Košice, n.o.
  • Peter Kolesár, Partner at Civitta Slovakia
  • Representative of the city of Košice
18:15 – 19:25     Presentations by 8 teams involved in the first year of the Challenger Urban:Creative program
19:25 – 19:55     Keynote presentation – Andrea Basilová, Sensoneo
19:55 – 20:10     Announcement of the winners of the first year of the Challenger Urban:Creative program
    Program changes are possible


Keynote speaker

Milota Sidorová, Urban Planner and Director of the Office of Participatory Planning at MIB (Metropolitan Institute of Bratislava). As a landscape architect, facilitator, planner, and analyst, Milota connects and methodically seeks the intersections of common interests between diverse actors to create fairer, more transparent, and less conflicting cities. She will address the topic of citizen participation in improving the quality of life in the city.

8 participants = 8 startups that have shared the goal to improve the city of Košice. Read this article to learn more about each project.