Frequently Asked


What are the terms of the program?

We invest in 2 to 4 people teams from markets such as Germany, United Kingdom, Norway, Finland and Sweden (at least one member must come from countries above and at least 50% of shares must belong to foreigners)

The acceleration programme (4 months) will be concentrated on technology (80%) – prototyping and preparation for seed investmentWe offer up to 50k EUR, non equity + acceleration services worth up to 10k EUR (mentoring, consultancy, business development)

We expect to work with at least one member of your team in our location here in Gdańsk (we offer softlanding package to help you register your company in Poland and set up in Gdańsk)

Participation in the programme is free of charge and non – equity


  • Strongly technological acceleration
  • Expert technical support for MVP building
  • Top technology and business mentors
  • Access to Polish talents’ tech pool
  • Support in seed funding
  • You can fund your product development with up to 50k EUR non equity

Why Poland?

International reports (Global Competitiveness Report 2017, The fDi Report 2018), describe Polish economy as a safe business environment offering investment and development opportunities.

Poland offers:

Successful economy

According to McKinsey&Company Poland is the eight-largest economy in the European Union in real GDP terms with expected annual 4.2% GDP growth for the next 20 years

Qualified and competitive labor forceThe number of persons employed as ICT specialists in Poland grew by 25% during the last 5 years

Highly-qualified workers and well-educated specialists (competitive in terms of costs comparing to Western Europe).


Poland’s convenient location in the centre of Europe, makes the country a perfect business destination for startups targeting both East and West.

Labour cost

Labour costs are still lower than in most European countries – in 2017 average hourly labour costs for Poland were estimated at EUR 9,36, for EU at EUR 26,8.Large domestic market

Poland economic growth steadily rises – in 2017 GDP growth was 4,6%. About 10% of total GDP comes from 75k ICT companies. It is the EU’s 6th largest country both size and population.

Why Gdańsk?

Active startup community

ICT is one of the most dynamically developing sectors in GdańskBusiness infrastructure – office space, 2 science and technology parks as a headquarters for i.a. Polish Space Agency, business incubators

Tech talent pool – every year almost 3500 students are developing skills on the one of the top Technical University in Poland

Strong academic centres with innovative laboratories, i.a. cubic virtual reality cave and spherical walk simulator

Attractive place to live – unique location that ensures close proximity to beaches , forests and lakes,good medical carevarious entertainment, cultural and sporting offers,

What support from do I get in registering my company in Poland?

Legal advisory free of charge

Financial advisory free of charge

Softlanding package (including individual advisor, finding accommodation, office space, getting to know local ecosystem, networking, cultural and social support) free of charge

Fast-track visa process with support from Polish Goverment

What can I expect after the program?

You will become a member of our Starter family and we will offer you our post – acceleration programme including:

Support of VC Funds

Support in applying for grants

Possibility to participate in other programmes led by Starter (especially those helping companies go global)

Sharing network of contacts

Administrative, legal and financial advice

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