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R. Rudokienė about Startup Fair. Adapt 2023: The Pitch Battle is a major attraction for investors, startups and public


On 7 September, for the 11th time, the international and largest startup event in Lithuania – the Startup Fair. Adapt 2023 – is to take place. This year, renowned experts from the USA, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and other countries will give presentations on stage. More international investors are expected to attend the event, where they will get to know startups in private meetings and by watching the startups’ Pitch Battle powered by „Vilnius TechFusion“ performances.

At the conference, startups and unicorns will share their success stories, technology experts will talk about the most topical issues for the startup ecosystem. In total, more than 60 speakers are expected to give presentations and participate in the discussions.

“We invite speakers not only from Lithuania but also from abroad. From the USA, technology expert Rick Rasmussen is coming to talk about the ups and downs of the technological cycle in Silicon Valley. Maurice Beckand Verwee, one of the key players in the startup investment sector since the 1990s, will speak about artificial intelligence, which has firmly established itself in every industry, and what companies need to do to stay competitive,” says Roberta Rudokienė, Head of Startup Lithuania at the Innovation Agency Lithuania.

Roberta Rudokienė, Head of Startup Lithuania at the Innovation Agency Lithuania


Pitch Battle powered by „Vilnius TechFusion“ – an opportunity to attract investment

“Every year, the Pitch Battle is a major attraction not only for investors and startups, but also for the public. It is an opportunity to hear something new, to be the first to know about innovative solutions currently developed by startups. Experience from previous competitions shows that every participant entering the Pitch Battle stage is already a winner. By stepping on the international stage, startups are given a great opportunity to present themselves to the public and the most prominent Lithuanian and foreign investors, to attract media attention and build valuable partnerships”, says R. Rudokienė.

Baltic Sandbox Ventures accelerator fund is ready to invest up to EUR 125,000 in the selected startup, while Firstpick Fund promises to invest EUR 100,000 in another startup of its choice.

Last year, 140 participants from 28 countries across the world registered for the competition. The jury selected 40 of the strongest, most exciting startups with the highest potential of developing innovative solutions to present their ideas on stage during the event and compete for the best startup title. WHELP, a startup developing artificial intelligence-based user experience management solutions, was named the best performing startup and the winner of the Pitch Battle 2022.

Startup Fair 2022


About the event:

Startup Fair is the largest startup event in the Baltic States, organised by Startup Lithuania, the startup ecosystem development division of the Innovation Agency Lithuania since 2013. The event attracts more than 1,500 participants, hundreds of investors, and startups from more than 25 countries and over 60 experienced speakers.

The Startup Fair. Adapt 2023 will take place this year on 7 September in Vilnius, at the space “Kablys + Kultūra”. Admission is free, but the number of available tickets is limited. Free admission tickets can be reserved online.

For more information about the event and the Pitch Battle powered by Vilnius TechFusion startup competition, visit the event’s official website.