Start up in Poland and get

50K € non equity


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.

seed opportunity

700K EUR



What you can expect


with Polish startup ecosystem

office, tax and legal

Company setup

Experienced mentors

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)

We provide

Up to 50k EUR, non equity

Softlanding package

Technical (80%) and business (20%) mentoring

Office spaces (coworking, offices)

Access to industry partners and VC funds

Application process

Submit the application form and your pitch deck

Meet our advisors for an interview

Get selected and join our acceleration



1st batch:

Recruitment: August – October 2018

Softlanding: November – December 2018

Acceleration phase: January – April 2019

Demo Day: April 2019

2nd batch:

Recruitment: November 2018 – February 2019

Softlanding: March – April 2019

Acceleration phase: May – August 2019

Demo Day: August 2019

3rd batch:

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’




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