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Get in the Ring Vilnius

Get in the Ring Vilnius aims at identifying the boldest and most unconventional early-stage fintech and biotech startups from Lithuania to test and scale their solutions with local and international investors. We’re looking for the most promising solutions that are able to shape our future and help solve 21st-century challenges.

Application deadline: 13 Jun 2022
Event date: 28 Jun 2022
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Our champion jury members

Inga Langaite

CEO Unicorns Lithuania

Roberta Rudokiene

Manager Startup Lithuania

Jurgen Nieuwenhuijsen

Director Get in the Ring (by Unknown Group) Unknown Group

Our selection jury

Andrius Milinavičius

Partner Baltic Sandbox

Gaston Heuts

Co-founder/Investor 42workspace

Paulius Vilemas

Investment Director SOFIGAMA Investments

Klaudija Budreikaitė

Sr. Investment Associate and CFO 70V

Rūta Augė

Chief Legal & People Officer ERA Capital

Ohad Gilad

Co-owner and managing partner Keadyn

Lars Crama

Owner & Global Director Innovators Inc.

Gabrielė Poteliūnaitė

Senior Associate Change Ventures

Andra Bagdonaite


Viktorija Vaitkevičienė

CEO CoInvest Capital

Andrea Marchig

Senior Account Executive Responsum

Rūta Gumbelevičiūtė

Head of Innovation Projects Unit Responsum

Hans Peddemors

Chief Investment & Boardmember Unknown Group

Peter Arensman

Founding Partner Future Food Fund

How you benefit from Get(ting) in the Ring


Selected startups gain invaluable access to the experts in the Get in the Ring network by participating in 1-on-1 meetings with industry leaders. Sometimes, one meeting is all it takes to foster a game-changing collaboration! 


Applicants have the chance to test and prove their solutions with partners and be recognized as a leading impact startup on an international stage. Winning solutions will be displayed on our website and communicated across our marketing channels to our global network of investors, corporates and governments.


We focus is on solutions that contribute to solving global challenges in Food and Energy – on a social and humanitarian level – to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The key to accelerating these solutions lies in exposing them to partnership and collaboration opportunities with local and national governments, corporates and NGOs.

Get in the Ring Global Meetup

The Global Meetup is the final of the Global Startup Competition of Get in the Ring. In the past, the event has been hosted in cities such as Medellin to Berlin and from Cascais to Singapore. This year, Global Meetup will be in The Hague, Netherlands in October.

The winner of this event will win full sponsorship for 1 person to attend the Global Meetup.

“The timing is perfect as we accelerate ALVER micro-algae as the next frontier of alternative proteins, Get in the Ring has given us so much support with not only funding but also new partnerships.”

“I am so impressed with all the amazing startups in the Impact Competition finals and honored to be one of the European Winners!”

Majbritt Byskov-Bridges, Co-founder of Alver World SA

Get in the Ring Vilnius is initiated by Unknown Group. The organization has the ambition of growing impact entrepreneurship across Europe and strengthening the global impact ecosystem. 


How can you participate?


  • Your Startup is based in Lithuania

  • Your startup is early-stage

  • Your solutions fall into the theme of Fintech & Biotech

Our Value Proposition


  • Pitch training & Innovation Tour

  • Deal making

  • An opportunity to be connected with local and international investors