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2020 Award was sponsored by Microsoft for the winner in the Start-up category
As a featured presenter at UiPath events
Including hand-picked prospect pitches for the Scale-up category winner
From UiPath executives, marketers, and technologists
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, Serbia, Montenegro) and Turkey is eligible.
There are two categories: Start-up and Scale-up. There was one grand prize winner in each category, decided by our panel of judges.
The application window ended on September 13, 2020. The judges have selected the semi-finalists by October 9, 2020. Each semi-finalist went through a deep-dive with our jury members. On November 2nd the finalists for the Automation Awards were announced. The finalists were invited to the final pitch contest and award ceremony on December 17, 2020.
Applications accepted for the two award categories (Start-up and Scale-up)
Semifinalist selection ended. Jury conducted deep dives with each semi-finalist, covering commercial, technical and overall business aspects
Pitch contest for finalist and awards ceremony held online
EUR €50,000 - sponsored by Microsoft
Present your technology to 4 clients hand-picked for you by UiPath
Have your technology featured in the UiPath Immersion Labs
Vargha Moayed, Chief Strategy Officer, UiPath
Boris Krumrey, Chief Robotics Officer, UiPath
Andrei Roth, Director Strategic Initiatives, UiPath
Violeta Luca, General Manager - Microsoft Romania
Dan Lupu, Partner, Early Bird
Stephen Allott, Venture Partner, Seedcamp
A few years ago, UiPath was a start-up. So, we get you! We encountered many of the struggles and the perks that come along with the entrepreneurial journey. The fast pace in technology and the potential of automation makes us contribute more in the entrepreneurial ecosystem. Through the UiPath Automation Awards we want to support the development of innovative business ideas and to foster the capacity to scale of brilliant teams and entrepreneurs.
You can apply if your entity is based in one of the countries eligible for this competition (see complete list below) and if your technology contributes to automating non-manufacturing processes.
List of eligible countries: Albania, Belarus, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary, Malta, Moldova, Poland, Romania, the Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Ukraine, Serbia, Montenegro, the three Baltic States, and Turkey.
If your start-up is based in one of the countries mentioned, you can apply in one of the two categories of the competition: Start-up Award and Scale-up Award.
For the Start-up Award, the criteria considered to register:
For the Scale-up Award, the criteria considered to register:
You can’t apply in the UiPath Automation Award 2020 CEE and Turkey Edition. The UiPath Automation Awards is dedicated to the countries mentioned as eligible. But rest assured, we are committed to extending the competition in our future editions.
We offer a mix of resources, relationships in a relevant network, and knowledge that will help you accelerate your business development.
The business that will be recognized with the UiPath Automation Awards - Start-up category will get:
The business that will be recognized with the UiPath Automation Awards - Scale-up category will get:
You register on f6s.com/uipathinc by completing the dedicated form for the UiPath Automation Awards.
You submit your application and then a dedicated jury will assess all the applications received. The shortlisted applicants will move forward in an in-depth screening where they go through a thorough interview and during which the jury will ask for other needed information regarding technology, legal, and business aspects.
For each category, 3 finalists will be invited to a pitching event where they will showcase their business and technology in front of the jury that will award the two UiPath Automation Awards.
In the UiPath Automation Awards, there will be two final winners, one for the Automation Start-up Category and one for the Automation Scale-up Category.
We are more than willing to support the development of all the finalists, but our explicit commitment will be for the 2 winners.
We believe in building relationships with all of those that are committed to contributing to the vision of accelerating human achievement through automation. We encourage all the participants to continue their business development and if we can contribute in any way, for sure we are open to help.
Also, we invite all the participants to join the UiPath Community where they will find out about initiatives, opportunities, and platforms that will further help them accelerate their journey as entrepreneurs in automation. In the UiPath Community they will get access to the Forum, Academy, Connect! , Go! the marketplace and other relevant resources and programs.
Starting now you can apply in one of the 2 categories: Automation Start-up Award or Automation Scale-up Award.
We include in our definition any technology that helps organizations (as opposed to individuals) to automate a non manufacturing task or process.
Automation of manufacturing and production is a world unto itself and not an area where we feel that as UiPath we could be of much help to the potential winning candidate.
Most likely yes, as it usually allows to automate an action or support the automation of a decision
The winner of the Start-up Award will get a check of EUR 50,000 sponsored by Microsoft.
The UiPath Award Ceremony is the dedicated event where we invite the finalists to pitch their businesses in front of the jury and an open audience. Based on their performance we announce the grand winners of the UiPath Automation Awards.
The final pitch will be considered by the jury in deciding the final winners. We believe that impactful presentation in front of the audience will help the final participants expose the value of their business and the commitment to strive in the market. Also, in this ceremony, there will be investors, potential partners, clients or colleagues in the room.
The jury of the final pitches is composed of executives from UiPath, start-up mentors and industry experts.
The online applications are being screened by a dedicated UiPath team, representing a mix of expertise: from technical aspects to business, marketing, and legal ones.
The first phase of the screening process will take place online. Moving forward 12 final candidates (each per category) will be invited for more in-depth screening including interviews of the entrepreneurs and product demo
Our aim is to help strong automation start-ups with some of the key ingredients they need at the development stage they are in. Scale-ups, by definition, already have customers and are more advanced in their development stage, so our experience tells us we can best support them by helping them expand their customer reach and also by getting access to seasoned entrepreneurs’ advice.