IT Arena 2018: Call for Startups

July 9, 2018

Yup, the time has come! You can now register for the Startup Competition which will take place on September 28-30 at IT Arena. The application deadline is September, 1.


IT Arena is not only about world-known speakers and most successful companies. Every year IT Arena looks for new names, fresh ideas, outstanding products, and revolutionary solutions developed in Ukraine and around the world. If you want to show off your idea, win, and find investors, the Startup Competition is the opportunity not miss!

To be eligible for participation, your startup has to be no more than 2 years old and to have at least a demo version of a product. Also, if your startup already has investments involved, they must not exceed $100k.



Applying for IT Arena’s Startup Competition is an enormous opportunity to boost your product, since we gather the best EU and USA venture funds and accelerators, and you will get a chance to expand your network with world-famous tech leaders, investors, and CEOs. Also, there will be more than a hundred media watching you on stage (last year the media included representatives of TechCrunch,, The Next Web, etc.) so you have to be ready to be interviewed. Furthermore, all startups are offered an exclusive IT Arena ticket discount.

Last year’s Startup Competition winners have received invitations to accelerator programs, Seedstars World, Slush 100 Pitching Competition, the Bootstrap by The Next Web, etc. Among already announced prizes in 2018: mentorship program from Startup Embassy, fast-track award to AI selection days from Rockstart, 4-month membership at YEP! incubator, and many more.



This year, the Startup Competition has taken over the new level, and we are delighted to inform you that IT Arena will be hosting a separate Startup Track for the first time, which will be attractive for all interested in startups because of it’s stellar lineup with speakers from the world of startups – accelerators, investors, startup owners, and famous entrepreneurs associated with startups, etc.

Find more info and pitch your startup