5th Annual

Central European tech Start-ups 2019

Connecting capital with innovation

A unique opportunity to meet the most aspiring tech start-ups from
the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, and Slovakia.

1st October 2019

PWC London

Register now
4 Countries
20 Start-ups
5th Year
10 Sectors
Fintech AI Augmented reality IoT E-mobility Cloud Healthcare Life Sciences Energy Blockchain

Central European Start-ups Day

1st October in London2019

Keynote speaker


Presenting Start-ups


Event industry

Country: Czech Republic
Sector: Event industry
Our products and services: All-in-one event platform (including high-end event app for attendees) for professional conference organizers empowering both organizers and attendees.
What makes us unique: What makes us unique: We believe that everything begins with a handshake. We also believe that high-quality services should be provided to all organizers (not just to the biggest and richest) who wish to simplify their life & to deliver long-lasting value to their attendees in the form of invaluable personal connections made at these events.
We are looking for: Clients, Partners
Clients / References: Forbes CZ, Dex Innovation centre, FutureNow Conference
Key team: Andrea Knopova, Martin Kolesar, Lucia Kolesarova, Vojtech Madr, Stepan Stanc



Country: Czech Republic
Sector: Technology
Our products and services: Truly personalized video experience Motionlab innovative platform producing personalized video experience its a great tool if you want to increase revenue and conversions, strength the brand loyalty, improve customer experience and satisfaction or personalize the communication. We help to transform and increase the impact of video communication across all industries, in all stages of customer lifecycle and to any audience.
What makes us unique: Motionlab platform is a strategic, long term and powerful tool from which enterprises or the digital/creative agencies can benefit in the same way. We provide deep dynamic personalization combined with the highest quality of creative design.
We are looking for: B2C & B2B Brands with high volume of Customers from across industries (Telco, IT, Banking, Retail, Travel, Manufacturing, Massmedia…) who look for the innovative ways how to drive revenue, cost savings or increase their brand image.
Clients / References: Microsoft, Isobar Dentsu, UNIQA, O2
Key team: Jan Sekerka, Filip Koubek, Radek Psurny - Co-owners


Marketing technology

Country: Czech Republic
Sector: Marketing technology
Our products and services: Marketing business intelligence
What makes us unique: ROIVENUE™ is a one-stop solution for marketers to integrate all of their advertising, CRM and web analytics data into one place and harness the power of multi-touch attribution to get more ROI from their marketing campaigns.
We are looking for: Investors who will become a long term partners in our growing start up 🙂
Clients / References: Digiline/Orange, Urbanstore, AXA Assistance, Zenith Optimedia, Top4Sport, Donoci, uni-max
Key team: Pavel Šíma - CEO, Martin Faith - Head of Client Success, Tomáš Čeleda - CTO, Emil Jimenez - CMO


Travel / Augmented Reality

Country: Czech Republic
Sector: Travel / Augmented Reality
Our products and services: SmartGuide builds a global B2B2C platform that turns every phone into a personal AR audioguide. Our interactive app uses geolocation, audio and Augmented Reality to guide travelers like a live guide. Modern travelers expect a quality tour guide in an app, but destinations struggle to digitize content. Their attempts to build own apps are costly and usually fail. We offer them a ready-made solution that allows them to digitize their guide quickly and free. We exchange technology for content and traffic and monetize end users via affiliate booking, advertising and premium.
What makes us unique: Since the top 10 direct competitors serve 1% of the market, our main competitors are traditional guides - guidebooks, paper maps, tour groups, HWaudioguides. We offer more convenience, affordability and interactivity than these traditional guides. The B2B2C model gives us an advantage in distribution over B2C competitors and in cost advantage over B2B competitors. We offer superior technology with Augmented Reality.
We are looking for: We are looking for business partners in the travel industry and for Series A investors in the spring of 2020 to fund global scaling. Join us in disrupting tour guiding!
Clients / References: We are official guide app of 11 attractions including Prague, guided over 70,000 travelers, have paying B2B and B2C customers, A-team with Harvard and McKinsey alums and great in-house engineers.
Key team: Jan Dolezal (CEO, Harvard MBA, McKinsey), Filip Kinsky (CTO, 17 years SW development), Ondrej Panek (COO, entrepreneur excited to Cisco), Vaclav Juricek (Sales, McKinsey), Jan Hlavaty (Content, professional guide)



Country: Czech Republic
Sector: Engineering
Our products and services: We provide new tool for engineering simulation and product optimization
What makes us unique: With new advances in machine learning and stochastic processes, we were able to develop new tool for statistical analysis of engineering processes. This new tool is extremely effective, very robust and provides unique insight into the engineering problem.
We are looking for: Colleagues with market/sales background and investment to start marketing and selling our tool.
Clients / References: Skoda Auto (EKF department), CEAi, MECAS ESI KEY
Key team: Martin Kubicek, Tomas Koutnik, Jiri Otoupal

Rocket Shepherd

Marketplace, IT SaaS

Country: Hungary
Sector: Marketplace, IT SaaS
Our products and services: Automatically refreshed startup profiles, company diagnostic reports, marketplace for startups to sell to other startups.
What makes us unique: Automatically updating profiles, granular data analytics, personalized diagnostics tools, automated documents
We are looking for:
Clients / References: Exclusivity with Deloitte to sell 'company as a service' model; IBM Bluemix wholesale partner; cross-selling partnerships with +10 regional startups in photo, content, mentoring services
Key team: Founder Sebastian Tamas who is an accredited CAIA and his contacts


AI, Retail (online marketplace)

Country: Hungary
Sector: AI, Retail (online marketplace)
Our products and services: ArtConscious is an online marketplace powered by artificial intelligence and advanced e-commerce strategies, featuring carefully selected, luxury art, fashion and design products. Our services also include art rental, art advisory, tailored commissions and event organising. Currently we focus on the Central and Eastern European region, and our key partners are galleries, fashion and design brands, and professional artists and designers.
What makes us unique: Although the use of AI has become essential, the art market is extremely slow in upgrading itself to the 21st century. Surprisingly enough, there aren't many online marketplaces selling curated art and design products powered by AI. From November 2018 ArtConscious offers safe, transparent and personalised online marketplace solutions based on the mix of different recommendation models and e-commerce strategies. With the help of collaborative filtering, natural language processing, colour coding, rating models and customer profiling, we are able to create a uniquely powerful discovery engine for a smooth and transparent customer experience.
We are looking for:
Clients / References: Our key partners are galleries, fashion and design brands, individual professional artists and designers, and other institutions e.g. fine art universities and art markets. Following our official website launch we have been nominated to the Highlights of Hungary Award.
Key team: • Luca Jakab - Founder and CEO, Dénes Csiszár - Senior Business Development Advisor, Dora Pelczer - Communications and Fine Art Relationships Manager, Ivett Zahorjan - Fashion and Design Manager, Ksenia Feher - Sales and Relationships Manager


Fintech / Retailtech

Country: Hungary
Sector: Fintech / Retailtech
Our products and services: An independent multi-company loyalty system
We are looking for:
Clients / References: Contracted, or under negotiation (HUNGARY): • Vision Express • Vista • ALMA+GYÖNGY Pharmacies • ALKO • CEWE • Budai Egézségközpont • ZING BURGER • LIF1 Fitness • DOCKYARDS • Játéksziget (Régió Játék) • Biotech USA • Trilak
Key team: Balazs Zador (CEO), Miklos Nagygyörgy (CMO), Bence Toth (CTO), Peter Zador (CFO), Balazs Keszei (CSO), Andras Wiszkidenszky (Head of Business Development)


Indoor farming, Urban farming

Country: Hungary
Sector: Indoor farming, Urban farming
Our products and services: Growberry – fully-automated mini-greenhouse for urban farming; as part of a subscription-based model we can also provide the plants/seeds and the nutrient solution.
What makes us unique: Value-for-money, integrated AI solution, One-stop-shop for urban farming solutions.
We are looking for:
Clients / References: In progress
Key team: Attila Hudecz - Founder, CEO, Ádám Lipécz - Chief Technology Officer, Judit Körmendy - Chief Marketing officer (CMO), Antal Vass - Chief Operating Officer


Education / Medicine

Country: Hungary
Sector: Education / Medicine
Our products and services: InSimu Patient is an interactive medical case study educational app with simulated patients. We fill the gap between theoretical knowledge and practical skills. InSimu Patient helps medical students and physicians gain clinical experience by making decisions on their own, on simulated virtual patients. Training with our app will enable them to handle real-life cases with higher expertise. Mimicking all possible aspects of real-life diagnostics, InSimu changes the way of thinking and learning of young doctors.
What makes us unique: With InSimu Patient, users can practice the diagnostic work anywhere, anytime. The simulator is built in a way that the user can have access to the infinite number of simulations optimized for their smartphone and tablets. The user can order any diagnostic test on all virtual patients in free gameplay. Realistic cost and time of the ordered diagnostic tests are measured, and the objective feedbacks help the medical professionals improve their cost and time efficient evidence-based diagnosis.
We are looking for:
Clients / References: InSimu has a B2C and a B2B business pillar. In B2C, InSimu targets medical students and physicians. We have 50.000 downloads in App Store and Google Play and have 5.000 active users worldwide as of May 2019. In B2B we target medical schools and hospitals with a complex education tool and publishers with providing interactive supplementary materials.
Key team: Dr. Gabor Toth Co-Founder and CEO, Tamas Katona Co-Founder and CPO, Andrea Herdon Co-Founder and CMO. Partners: University of Debrecen (Hungary); Quinnipiac University (CT, USA), EIT, IFMSA

The Event Schedule

Event Schedule

9:00 am - 2:00 pm

9:00 Registration

9:30 Welcome & PwC Opening Remarks

9:35 First Round of Startup Speed Pitches

10:45 Coffee break

11:00 Second Round of Startup Speed Pitches

12:00 Keynote Address

12:15 Closing Remarks

12:30 Networking Lunch & One-to-One Meetings

Event Location

The event will be based in the PWC Headquarters.


7 More London Riverside, London SE1 2RT






Mr Ales Opatrny

Mr Michal Horvat

Mr Rafał Sordyl

Mr Bence Spiczmüller

Ms Lucie Botha

Past events


Photogallery 2018