- Launched in June this year, UiPath Automation Awards 2019 is a competition targeted to B2B automation software startups from the Central and Eastern Europe region
- The winners will be awarded 50,000 euro in cash, mentoring and access to UiPath customers
- They will be invited to the Awards Ceremony in October in Bucharest, Romania
Automation software startups from the Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) region have three more weeks to apply to the UiPath Automation Awards 2019.
They can submit their applications till September 2, 2019 for a chance to be awarded 50,000 euro in cash, mentoring and access to UiPath customers.
Applications are invited for two categories:
Start-Up Automation Award – in this category, jurors will see applications from existing teams with a viable automation product and a maximum funding of $1 million;
Scale-Up Automation Awards – in order to be eligible, the company has to have at least three paying customers, a solid team and a maximum funding of $3 million.
The winner of the Start-Up category will receive a cash prize of 50,000 euro, mentoring hours with experienced executives within UiPath, and tech and marketing support.
The Scale-Up category winner will be introduced to at least four international customers from UiPath, provided with tech and marketing support as well as the opportunity to have its solution features in the UiPath Immersion Labs all over the world.
Who can apply?
Any startup or early-stage automation company in 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 and Turkey) is eligible.
Initial screening of the applications will continue till September 16. From October 7, the jurors will make field visits and nominate three finalists for each category. The finalists then will present their pitches on October 30, during the ‘How to Web Conference 2019’ in Bucharest, Romania.
The competition aims to support talented entrepreneurs
“We at UiPath have not forgotten that, despite our current $7 billion evaluation, not long ago we were a struggling Romanian startup working from a Bucharest apartment with a team of 10 people. We know how hard it is for a brilliant idea to become a great company. This is why today we want to extend a helping hand to the talented entrepreneurs in this region so they may also realise their dreams,” declared Vargha Moayed, Chief Strategy Officer at UiPath and the champion of this project.
Today UiPath is one of the fastest growing and most heavily funded enterprise Robotic Process Automation (RPA) software companies in the world.