Build Tech, Get Seed
About Poland Prize
Is your head full of business ideas but you just don’t know where to start? Or maybe you’ve already embarked on your business adventure but you could use some help with the development? No worries, Poland’s got you covered!
With Poland Prize, you get a chance to win the support of experts who will be your mentors helping your startup enter the Polish market, and up to
50K EUR to accelerate your business. Sounds great, doesn’t it?
Poland Prize is an acceleration programme that aims to help foreign startups establish in Poland. We provide up to
50K EUR non-equity funding and the opportunity to raise a seed round of 700K EUR from one of our partner VC funds.
What you can expect
with Polish startup ecosystem
office, tax and legal
from startups, VC's and enterprises
Demoday & assessment
with VC funds
Who can apply?
Teams (second time founders) of 2 to 4 people
At least one member of the team must come from country of our interest (Germany, UK, Sweden, Finland, Norway)
At least 50% of company shares must belong to founders/team members from abroad
You develop a project where ICT is used to build a competitive advantage in a well-defined market niche (especially Fintech, Insurtech, TelecomTech, Space Technologies)
Up to 50k EUR, non equity
Technical (80%) and business (20%) mentoring
Office spaces (coworking, offices)
Access to industry partners and VC funds
Submit the application form and your pitch deck
Meet our advisors for an interview
Get selected and join our acceleration
Recruitment: August – October 2018
Softlanding: November – December 2018
Acceleration phase: January – April 2019
Demo Day: April 2019
Recruitment: November 2018 – February 2019
Softlanding: March – April 2019
Acceleration phase: May – August 2019
Demo Day: August 2019
Recruitment: February – June 2019
Softlanding: July – August 2019
Acceleration phase: September – December 2019
Demo Day: December 2019
Poland Prize Operator
Acceleration programme allows members to learn from the finest specialists on the market, both from Poland and abroad. We teach how to get funding and how to manage budget in the most efficient way. We support founders in the journey to become smart entrepreneurs, able to build strong and capable teams. Our goal is to give them tools and knowledge which will allow them to build their business successfully. During our travels abroad we prepare them to reach foreign markets and scale their products properly.
‘Starter is about mentoring’