This round of acceleration program is going to be under the honorary patronage of the Ministry of Development, Ministry of Science and Higher Education and Ministry of Energy. As in the previous year, PKO Bank Polski is going to be the main partner of the acceleration program at their Fintech track called “Let’s Fintech with PKO Bank Polski”. Other partners: PGNiG with Energy track, KGHM Cuprum Research and Development Center with the Raw Materials sector track and Adamed Group will be in charge of the Health track.
Other honorable partners include Visa Europe, Intel Polska, Campus Warsaw and HP Polska, and they will support the acceleration program with their know-how, presence, and great global network. The Foundation for Polish Science, the Polish Business, and Innovation Centers Association and Cybersecurity Foundation also support this round of acceleration program.
Applications to the next acceleration program are accepted online.
The teams must fill out a questionnaire and upload a video about their team. The whole application is to be completed in English. An expert jury composed of international investors and mentors will choose the most promising 25 startups. The program will get underway in Warsaw, early next year. Top five graduates of the acceleration program, will have the opportunity to be a part of a bootcamp at Boston, Massachusetts to visit the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and have the opportunity to showcase their startup to international investors and participate at some extensive workshops and seminars.
Startups at all maturity levels and from all over the world can apply, as long as they can register their startups in Poland and have at least one Polish founder at their team. Any growing micro and small enterprises regardless of the age of the team members is relevant to the application as long as they received less than 2 million PLN of funding and their startup would be less than four years old. What is important is that a team is available and can work for the duration of the three-month program in Warsaw from the end of January.
Download the regulations of the 2nd edition here.
To get more information, you can visit MIT Enterprise Forum Poland’s social media (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube) or contact Maciej Gajewski, the program manager of the acceleration program at firstname.lastname@example.org