Startup Track


Startup Competition – the largest and most reputable startup contest in Ukraine.

In 2024, the IT Arena Startup Track will once again become the focal point for tech entrepreneurs, investors, and business angels from Ukraine and abroad. We are searching for innovative developments and technological solutions that will shape Ukraine’s future and impact the world. Join the Startup Competition to attract investments, establish market recognition, and scale your startup.

About the track

Technological innovations not only reshape our lifestyles but also offer assistance on the battlefield. In addition to the competition’s general category, in 2023 we introduced a specialized category for defense tech startups. Teams presented ready-made solutions to aid military forces: drones for various purposes, demining tools, platforms for handling sensitive data, communication tools for the military, and devices for detecting enemy objects.

In 2024, we are further strengthening the defense tech component and expecting even more investments. The jury, mentors, and experts of the Startup Competition are representatives of globally renowned funds, companies, and startups. Register to increase the visibility of your startup, establish valuable business connections, and find investors. Join us as an investor or business angel to be among the first to explore new promising projects and help startups grow faster.

Don’t miss out on the opportunity! Apply by June 6, 2024, and join us at the IT Arena Startup Competition!

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March 12
Start of application submissions
June 6
Deadline for application submissions
June 20
Announcement of semi-finalists
June 20 - September 25
Online mentorship and coaching
September 1 - September 25
Mentorship Madness online
September 26
A networking event for investors and startups
September 27
Startup Competition semi-finals
September 28
Startup Competition finals and winners announcement

Prize fund IT Arena 2024


$60 000