Fidiasz is looking

for future unicorns!

Fintech Startup 2018

The Fidiasz closed-end investment fund is organizing a Contest aimed at unveiling a few Polish tech companies which generate significant business value in areas related to financial products and services. This initiative is being carried out in cooperation with the Impact fintech’17 conference.


The Contest is intended for teams and companies that have been on the market for no longer than 5 years and do B2C and B2B business in areas related to Fintech (finance&technology).

Win up to 5M PLN
of investment funding.


The contest is divided into four categories:

  • a) Artificial intelligence & machine learning
  • b) Client authentication & fraud prevention
  • c) Credit risk  & social scoring
  • d) Other

The basic selection criteria for projects taking part in the Contest include:

  • a) ability to create new, meaningful value for consumers,
  • b) business related competitiveness of the solution on a pan-European scale
  • c) tech-related competitiveness – the degree to which the solution possess a competitive advantage over currently available alternative offered by the competition,
  • d) degree to which the project is ready to go to market,
  • c) skills and experience of the project management team.


Participants can enter into the Contest between the 14th and 4th of December 2017 until 4pm. In the next stage an evaluation team will, by December 4th 2017, invite a select group of participants to individual meeting which will be held on December 7th 2017 during the second day of the Impact fintech’17 conference.

Qualifying Round

Participants will be informed of the decisions and recommendations made by the Contest Committee no later than January 15th 2018.

Investment Talks

Investment talks with participants who have successfully completed all stages of the Contest will be held in January and February.

Winners Announcement

The Contest results will be announced on March 31st 2018. These winning startup will be presented during the Impact’18 conference which will take place June 13th-14th 2018 in Krakow. The Contest winners will be offered an investment in an amount ranging from 0.5M to 5M PLN.
The Contest winners who will begin cooperation with the Fund can count not only on capital but also support in terms of developing a market-ready version of the product, sales and marketing, international expansion as well as other fields in which the Fund possess knowhow.

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Win up to 5M PLN capital investment as well as
support for your sales and marketing.