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Blockchain startups and sponsors will have an opportunity to set a booth in the Exhibitor Hall for further networking opportunities

Reserve a booth

400€ - after approval

Your startup / project will be reviewed and you will be notified within 7 business days after registration if it is accepted. To participate you need to pay a fee of €400 which includes:
  • Exhibition space (Area unit– 4 sq.m. One power socket & one boot included. Wifi in the whole hall.)
  • The opportunity to pitch to selected investors
  • The opportunity to win €10,000 in cash prize and investments worth €200,000
  • Two full event tickets to the conference
  • Exposure in Innowave Summit pre and post-marketing campaigns


The "Pitch Your Blockchain Startup" competition is a unique opportunity for Summit attendees to hear from the founders about the newest and hottest upcoming Blockchain Startup's. Each team will have 5 minutes of the main stage prime time to present their Blockchain Startup, answer questions and hear feedback from world-class jury panel. All teams will compete for 210 000€ prize fund - 10 000 € cash and 200 000 € investments.

Apply to pitch

250€ - after approval

The chosen Blockchain Startup will be announced and invited 7 bussinnes days after submited registration. The chosen one must to pay 250€ fee that include:
  • The opportunity to pitch to selected investors
  • The opportunity to win €10,000 in cash prize and investments worth €200,000
  • Two full event tickets to the conference
  • Exposure in Innowave Summit pre and post-marketing campaigns

Application Deadline – September 1, 2018
Blockchain Startup Competition – October 20, 2018 – Varna, Bulgaria

Pitch your blockchain startup and have the chance to be rewarded with cash and investments. €10,000 in cash prize and investments worth €200,000


  • Two complimentary tickets to the conference
  • Exhibition space (not included in the Pitch Only Pass)
  • The opportunity to pitch to selected investors
  • Exposure in our pre and post-marketing campaigns


  • September 1 – Deadline for applications
  • September 19 - Top 25 startups will be announced and invited
  • September 19 - All other applicants will be offered a refund or 25% discount to attend the conference
  • October 20 - Pitch Competition (winners will be announced at the end of the conference)


The Project must be revolutionary and must bring VALUE to the blockchain community.


After each 5-minute pitch, the panel will engage in a 5-minute Q&A and share their insights and advice to each budding company. Judging criteria is based on White Paper, Pitch Deck, Team & Advisors and mainly invest-ability.


To participate in the Blockchain Startup Pitch you need to:

  • Present a startup that is utilizing the Blockchain or other DLT
  • Reserve a booth or register for the pitch only
  • We will select the best startups for the pitching event
  • Prepare 5 minutes pitch deck and present it on the pitch day


  • Innowave Award - €10,000 in cash prizes for the top 3 startups
  • Investment Options – €200,000 in investments opportunities from VCs and private investors


  1. Business model. Scalability
  2. Team
  3. Investor Terms/Liquidity
  4. Solution of the problem
  5. Token model/ token and proceeds distribution


Innowave Summit 2018 (19-20 October, Varna) is the biggest and most important tech conference in Southeast Europe. For a second year decentralization and the blockchain technologies will be one of the main topics. And for a first time there will be a special expo zone for blockchain startups and a startup pitch competition with high prizes. Other topic will be FinTech, IoT, AI, Virtual Reality, Big Data, eHealth and more. The 2-day conference will gather at one place some of the top Digital leaders of top companies like Facebook, Google, Alibaba, Amazon and Mozilla.


  • Andrew Weld-Moore
    Andrew Weld-Moore

    Manager Global Marketing Solutions at Facebook

  • Dinis Guarda
    Dinis Guarda

    CEO and Founder @Lifesdna. Serial entrepreneur and Fintech influencer

  • Marc Albisser
    Marc Albisser

    Investor, Advisor and CEO in Aerospace, CryptoTech&Real estate | SpaceX

  • Vasil S. Denchev
    Vasil S. Denchev

    Chief Quantum Software Architect at Quantum AI Lab, Google [USA]

  • Baybars Altuntas
    Baybars Altuntas

    Chairman, World Business Angels Investment Forum

  • Robert Neivert
    Robert Neivert

    Venture Partner at 500 Startups

  • Marius Ghenea
    Marius Ghenea

    Partner, 3TS Capital

  • Proloy Mitra
    Proloy Mitra

    Director of Business Development at Yandex


    Director of Open Innovation & Emerging Technologies atMozilla

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