Techcelerator expands in SEE by launching Scale Match, the first regional matchathon

26th Mar 2021

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  • cristian dascalu
  • fintech
  • matchathon
  • South-East Europe
  • Techcelerator

Techcelerator, the largest accelerator in Romania for technology startups, expands in South-East Europe by launching Scale Match, the first regional matchathon that aims to facilitate the access of high-tech startups to strategic partners in the region and investments. The program targets 40 Fintech, eHealth, AI or SaaS startups from 15 countries.

Scale Match aims to develop the ecosystem of technology startups in the South-East Europe region, offering entrepreneurs the opportunity to connect with the right investors and build strategic partnerships with corporations in their relevant fields. On the other hand, investors have the opportunity to get in touch with innovative solutions and companies, suitable for their investment portfolio or their type of business.

Up to 40 startups will be selected to enter the matchmaking program. Scale Match will take place online, through one-on-one sessions with investors and strategic partners. More than 20 investors and corporate partners joined this program in search of investment opportunities and partnerships.

The applications are open here, until April 13, 2021, and the results will be announced on April 19, 2021.

"The idea of creating the Scale Match program arose from the desire to create relevant connections between regional startups and deep tech investors. Expanding the Techcelerator footprint is part of our long-term vision to strengthen our role as a strategic partner for high-tech startups. Access to regional opportunities is an extraordinary advantage, both for startups and investors, and corporations. We intend to continue with other events of this type targeting Fintech, eHealth, Artificial intelligence, Machine Learning or SaaS startups", says Cristian Dascălu, co-founder of Techcelerator and partner of GapMinder VC.

The program aims at companies from 15 countries: Romania, Bulgaria, Slovenia, Georgia, Armenia, Turkey, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Montenegro, Northern Macedonia, Serbia, Eastern Macedonia, and Thrace, Moldova.

Companies that develop solutions in Fintech, eHealth, or startups that integrate artificial intelligence, and developers of SaaS solutions are eligible if they are in the Market Ready phase and have internationally scalable solutions, a sustainable business model, and an ambitious team.

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