Wolves Summit 2023
May 23rd-25th, Wrocław

3-day festival full of investment, networking and talent marketing,
corporate innovation challenges and themed-stage tracks

Wrocław, Poland (Wrocław Congress Center, Wystawowa 1) + online


Our Impact

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Why attend?

6 Program Pillars that make Wolves Summit unique.


The Great Pitch Contest

Each Wolves Summit attracts 1000+ tech startups from the CEE and beyond. We carefully select the best founders to pitch live on the Main Stage, in front of a global audience. They have 3 minutes to convince a specialised jury of VCs and business leaders that their project has what it takes to win the big prize.


Partners Expo and Startup Avenue

Are you a business owner?

Host your branded booth on-site in a dedicated Partners Expo or Startup Avenue. Increase your visibility among all participants and generate new leads to find future partners and clients.


1:1 Matchmaking

Get access to an AI-driven 1:1 Matchmaking App & schedule up to 60 well-fitted meetings in advance. All the meetings take place in the Matchmaking Area at assigned tables which makes networking easy and efficient - no more looking around and trying to find a quiet spot to talk to your potential business lead. 


Get exposed to the latest technology trends and collaborate with large corporations

We couldn’t be more excited about this year’s corporate innovation challenges and initiatives helping ecosystems in need and building a more resilient future.


Main Stage & Workshops

3 days filled with expert-led panel discussions, insightful talks, inspiring keynotes and interactive workshops by business leaders for startups, investors and corporates.


VIP & Networking party

After a packed day filled with meetings and talks, join one of our afterparties to relax and network in a less formal atmosphere. All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy!



Get in touch to explore different levels of partnerships!

Whether you are a corporate executive, CEO, business leader, entrepreneur, policymaker, academic or activist, there is something for you. Our team will reach out to support you through the process. 


What’s New in 2023?


Inclusivity at scale

Through our extended partnerships with Europe’s largest startup organisations and government agencies.

We will host a series of side events looking to advance the conversation on building CEE into a resilient #onetech ecosystem.


Curated Workshops

Imagine a recession playbook unpacked in bite-sized, easy-to-digest sessions for founders including:

  • fundraising discussions,
  • product management,
  • negotiating term sheets,
  • how to structure a cap table,
  • hiring best practices (at all stages of growth)! 


Taking advantage of the early bird rates is the most affordable way to access all the stages, meet customers, investors, the press and startups!


Explore this edition's Themes


How to manage cash in turbulent times? Can your startup grow without venture capital? What are the (lesser-known) alternative forms of financing that every founder should know about?

The Unicorn Path

In 2022 we partnered with PwC to create one of the most comprehensive reports on the state of climate tech in Central Eastern Europe. This year we will continue to help investors, policy makers and founders answer the big question: “How can we build a more sustainable future”?

Impact Investing & Technology

A deeptech startup requires significantly more capital to get started and even more to scale. It requires public support and resources from large corporations to test the technology in real-life scenarios. How can we influence change? What challenges come with commercialising science and what opportunities lie ahead of us?

Deep tech & Cutting Edge

We will explore everything digital and how Internet of Things (IoT) represents an immense opportunity to create value for every industry including fintech, manufacturing, health & wellness, media and entertainment, and more.

Future of our Cities & Homes

With millions of people being laid off and the rise of generative AI questioning the future existence of our jobs, we are looking to address: “What’s next for the workplace” and “How can we build a more inclusive workforce?”

Future of Work

We are in for challenging times, but with the right spirit and collaboration, we can turn challenges into opportunities. This year we bring the brightest minds, global tech leaders, governments and the academia to discuss (and take action) towards building a resilient #onetech ecosystem.

Building resilient (tech) ecosystems

Past Speakers

  • Gerhard Hirczi

    General Manager at Vienna Business Agency

  • Karin Zeltner

    Team Lead Regional Management at Vienna Business Agency

  • Eva Czernohorszky

    Director Technology Services at Vienna Business Agency

  • André Felker

    CEO at backbone.one

  • Naomi Hunt

    Communications & Marketing at Vienna Business Agency

  • Viktoria Stanzl

    Head of Content at Female Founders

  • Chris Sheldrick

    Co-founder & CEO at what3words

  • Diana Florescu

    CEO & Founder at mediaforgrowth

  • Lisa JY Tan

    CEO and Founder at Economics Design

  • Andreas Nemeth

    Managing Partner at UNIQA Ventures

  • Antonella Cvrtak

    Startup Accelerator Manager  at  Grow F (Female Founders)

  • Chris Sisserian

    Head of Intelligence at Sifted

  • Angelo Burgarello

    Partner/Business Director at AI Startup Incubator

  • Jasmina Popovska

    Senior Business Creation Manager at EIT Manufacturing

  • José Miguel Salazar Hernandez

    Manager, Regional ESG Hub at PwC Central and Eastern Europe

  • Zosia Wanat

    Senior Correspondent at Sifted

  • Martin Olczyk

    Managing Director at Techstars

  • Thomas Waldmann

    Start-Up & Venture Manager at Würth Elektronik eiSos GmbH & Co. KG

  • Sonja Dr. Sulzmaier

    Managing Partner at Navispace GmbH

  • Lucanus Polagnoli

    Founder at Calm Storm Management GmbH

  • Alicja Hlibowicka

    Relationship Manager at EIF

  • Adam Morawski

    Managing Partner at Morawski & Partners International Lawyers

  • Virginia Vegas

    Managing Director at VC Challenge Startup Norway

  • Niklas Benesch

    Head of Startups & Network at Austrian Angel Investors Association

  • Mike Pagan

    Mental Wealth Coach with Breaking Frontiers Ltd

  • Ivan Arozamena

    CEO at Edworking

  • Luiza Nowacka

    Investment Associate CVC at RBL_VC

  • Jay Marathe

    Managing Director at Bryan, Garnier & Co. GmbH

  • Enikő Deák

    Deputy Investment Director Scaleups at Hiventures

  • Catrinel Hagivreta

    Co-Founder & CEO at Medijobs

  • Rainer Filipovic

    Senior Account Manager at EBV Elektronik

  • Alena Hloba

    Head of Partnerships at Wolves Summit

  • Zoltan Vardy

    Startup Mentor, Founder at The Launch Code

  • Daniel Dumitrescu

    CIO at InnovX-BCR Investors Alliance

  • Elemér Eszter

    Managing Partner at Impact Ventures

  • Sonia-Denisa Fedorovici

    Head of Legal & GP at ROCA X

Trusted By




"Wolves Summit should be a must for all startups due to its high emphasis on networking and the valuable people that attend and that you can meet and get inspired by. There’s also an amazing Pitching Contest and really cool workshops that you should check out."

Mihai Cata

Co-Founder, COO at Synaptiq

"During the two full days of 1:1 meetings, startup showcases, panel discussion, and main stage presentations, we've been awarded 2nd place among the top 30 pitching startups selected to pitch out of the 799 applicants, connected with 4 potential investors, and concluded a new tech partnership! In short, an amazing and fruitful experience!

Iulia Caizer

COO at QuickLegal

"The LG Future Home Global Innovation Challenge was designed to discover new ideas and technologies to create a better, healthier, and more connected future. We are extremely pleased about our collaboration with Wolves Summit and the quality of the applications. The team was very experienced in the challenge shaping process, not only with coaching but also on facilitation to drive the result."

Michael Holtkmap

Venture Partner LG Future Home

"As a Singapore government agency driving innovation and sustainable growth, EDB truly believes that tech holds the power to change the world. Being a headline partner of Wolves Summit 2022 reflects our commitment to empowering startups that want to scale internationally by tapping into Southeast Asia’s US$300 billion tech economy."

YC Choy

VP and Head of Region (Europe), Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB)

"After attending Wolves Summit for the first time, I am very impressed with the topics discussed at the conference and the quality of attendance. It was a great opportunity to learn even more about what is happening at the Startup & VCs market in CEE and speak directly to the VCs that we, as an LP, invest in."

David Dana

Head of VC Investment, European Investment Fund (EIF)

"One of the best events I’ve experienced. We want to find great companies, no matter where they come from, and at Wolves Summit we have found exactly that. I could pack a month’s worth of meeting into two days. Most importantly it has provided me with an opportunity to really connect with people which is unique compared to other conferences." 

Flavia Richardson

COO, Velocity Juice (e-commerce venture debt fund, UK)


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