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UiPath is looking for B2B software automation startups in CEE

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UiPath, the international RPA company with Romanian DNA, is ready to close the third edition of the UiPath Automation Awards 2021. This year, the competition focuses on CEE and Turkey’s emerging B2B software automation startups and scaleups that can accelerate corporate digital transformation at a global level. Applications are open until the 1st of September

With two successful previous programs in the company’s portfolio, which attracted over 400 submissions combined, the event offers support to talented teams from the region. Two projects, one for each category – startup and scaleup, will have the opportunity to advance their automation projects, scale their development capabilities, and have a market impact. 

“We know the triumphs and challenges that young companies encounter as they evolve and innovate. Given the fast pace of innovation in software automation and the technology’s huge, yet untapped potential to make the world a better place, we are highly motivated and committed to helping emerging players in the space to reach their full potential and scale globally,” Vargha Moayed, CSO at UiPath says.

Teams can apply for the Startup Automation Award and the Scaleup Automation Award until the beginning of September. In October, the finalists will pitch their ideas in front of the panel of judges during the Automation Awards final. It will be hosted by the Wolves Summit in Wroclaw, Poland, on the 20th of October.

The first award is open to startups with a viable automation product, which have obtained maximum financing of $1M. The winner will receive a €50K prize, mentoring, marketing, and tech support for 12 months.  

The second one is open to early-stage startups that have a team of four or more people, a functioning automation technology, a minimum of three paying customers and less than $3M in funding. The winner will receive C-level mentorship, sales and marketing support. 

Enterprise software automation startups and early-stage companies from the CEE region (Albania, Belarus, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Moldova, Poland, Romania, the Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Ukraine, Serbia, Montenegro) and Turkey are eligible. 

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The jury consists of  Vargha Moayed, Chief Strategy Officer, UiPath; Boris Krumrey, Global VP Automation Innovations, UiPath; Andrei Roth, Commercial Pricing Director, UiPath; Ondrej Bartos, General Partner, Credo Ventures; Ursula Morgenstern, President Global Growth Markets, Cognizant; Reshma Sohoni, Founding Partner Seedcamp.

Amongst the past edition’s participants, there are Neurolabs, Innoship, NiftyLearning, SmartDreamers, and Aggero from Romania.

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Elena is an Innovation Reporter at The Recursive with 10+ years of experience as a freelance writer based in Bucharest, Romania. Her mission is to report internationally on the amazing progress of the local startup ecosystem while bringing into focus topics such as diversity in business cultures and women in tech; mental health, work-life balance, and the future. Of what? Everything! As a former solopreneur and a full-time mom, she strives to learn something new every day to share with the world. #nevernotlearning