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Balkathon 2.0

Balkathon is an online, regional competition that invites interested young people, start-ups, entrepreneurs, students, digital innovation hubs, scientific parks, universities, SMEs, etc. from all Western Balkan economies to propose and develop innovative digital solutions as a response to the challenges of our day-to-day life.

[Incredible Experience]
Why Register?
  • You get a two-day mentoring programme with experienced experts.
  • Opportunity to win 10.000 euro for your idea.
  • Opportunity to implement your idea in the Western Balkan region.

54.000€ Award Fund

Awards fund is 54.000 euro. Four best ideas will be awarded 10.000 euro per idea. Two ideas in a special category will be awarded 7.000 euro per idea.

Networking Opportunity

By participating in this competition you will get an opportunity to meet people from the business sector from the entire region, representatives of business organisations, and other young people eager to enter the world of entrepreneurship.

Professional Mentorship

The organiser provided highly professional mentors from different areas, such as green city, smart city, e-health, ICT, business development. They will be at your disposal for two days to help you develop your idea and see your potential in the regional market.
Balkathon 2.0 Winners
What is it About

Count Every Second Until the Event

Balkathon Dates

Check out key BALKATHON 2.0 dates

5 - 21 May 2021

Think of a problem. Think of a solution. Submit your idea.
New application deadline
21 May 2021, 17:00 (CET+1)

14 May 2021

Balkathon Info day
If you're interested in participating in Balkathon 2.0 but aren't sure where to start, join us on Info session.

21 - 22 May 2021

Coffee Break
We will carefully review all received applications

22 May 2021

Shortlisted Teams
Announcement of the teams that will participate in Balkathon. 10 teams per topic will be selected.
Short listed applicants

24-25 May 2021

Start of the Competition
Working on developing their solutions with mentors.

26 May 2021

End of the Competition
Submission of final presentations. Deadline for submission is 26 May 2021, 12:00 (CET+1)

28 May 2021

Award Ceremony
Announcement of the winners and awards ceremony.
List of Finalists Follow Award Ceremony
Who's mentoring?

Highly professional and experienced mentors from the region will be at your disposal to help you develop your idea.

Who's Deciding on the Winners?
[Registration Form]
Pick a theme and register

Before registering, please download the Balkaton Guidelines, where you can find detailed information about the Balkathon competition.

In which stage of the development is your idea?

Please attach the following documents:

  • Concept Note (max 3 A4 pages, font 12 Calibri) that should include five (5) parts (for more information please see Balkathon Guidelines)
  • Company profile and brief description (max. 1 page). For a team of individuals, the team leader should submit a profile of the team’s composition
  • List of references for relevant activities implemented, if available
  • Copy of company’s Registration Certificate for legal entity submissions or corresponding written authorisation for teams of individuals
  • Names and short bios of members of the team, outlining relevant knowledge and experience in line with the BALKATHON thematic areas including contact details (e-mail, LinkedIn, website)
  • Signed Statement of Honor

The registration is closed!

Short listed applicants

Balkathon 2020 Winners