Over 2,500 participants from 26 countries gathered in Bucharest on 4 and 5 October to discover industry best practices, connect with experts and investors and take part in the region’s largest startup competition at the How to Web 2023 conference.
Also, 60 global experts from companies such as Warner Bros, Discovery, Google DeepMind, Atomico, Paddle, Seedcamp took stage, and more than 350 startups, and 150 European investors gathered at the conference.
Who is the Spotlight 2023 winner
Spotlight, the biggest competition for early-stage startups in the region, took place on the second day of the conference. Out of more than 300 Eastern European startups registered, 40 participated in the Spotlight program and 6 of them made it to the grand final of the competition for the €880,000 investment prize.
The finalist startups, which took the main stage of the event, are: ClientZen (Romania), Vaqat (Polonia), RepsMate (Romania), Collabwriting (Serbia), Salesforge (Lithuania) și Bluedot (Ukraine).
Collabwriting is the winner of the EUR 880,000 grand investment prize. The Serbian startup offers a simple browser extension that helps you share, comment and collaborate on content you find online.
The investment-prize is syndicated by renowned investment funds in Europe: Credo Ventures, SMOK Ventures, Fiedler Capital, Startup Wise Guys, Underline Ventures, Fortech Investments, Seedblink and angel investors such as Iulian Cîrciumaru.