The Startup World Cup and Summit and the V4 Startup Force were organized on the second week of October 2020 in Prague, with the partner support of the Hungarian Embassy in Prague. The Startup World Cup and Summit is a global conference and competition that provides a meeting platform for startups, venture capitalists, entrepreneurs, and tech CEOs. The conference is held regionally in several rounds (North America, Europe, Asia, South America, Africa, Australia).
The venue for the regional semi-final on 13 October 2020 was provided by the City of Prague, which was also the final of the European continent. Within the framework of the program, a total of 50 speakers and mentors gave 7 hours of inspiring lectures and consultations to hundreds of participants. In addition to the semi-finals, a separate competition was organized for startups from V4 countries, in which Banding, PénTech and Fridai also competed (the participation of Banding and PénTech was supported by the Embassy and the teams were prepared by Design Terminal). The winner of the V4 round was the Slovak Glycanostics team, while the winner of the European Continent Final was HighSide.io, which landed them in the world final.
The 4th round of the V4 Startup Force Program was held on the same day in Prague. The regional startup development program was launched by Hungarian accelerator Design Terminal and its Czech partner DEX developer with the support of the Visegrad Fund. Participating teams were subject to intensive development and were then allowed to pitch to local ecosystem representatives and investors. Hungarian participants Briefly and Consolidity had an online consultation with representatives of Česká spořitelna (Erste Bank) Seed Starter, Deloitte Next, and EY's innovation programs, as well as Sberbank.