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Poland Regional Finalists

Best Accelerator/Incubator Program



Space3ac is an acceleration program that brings together large business and technological startups. Space3ac provides financing up to 65k EUR, corporate customers, mentorship, and soft landing in Poland. Since 2016 Space3ac accelerated over 200 startups from all over the world.

MIT Enterprise Forum CEE


MIT Enterprise Forum CEE is a CEE based, equity-free startup acceleration program affiliated to the worldwide recognized Massachusetts Institute of Technology that provides financial, legal and consultancy support to startup founder from the CEE region.

Huge Thing


created as one of the first acceleration programs in Poland

Best VC

Inovo Venture Partners

Inovo Venture Partners is a $70M first-choice VC for ambitious founders from Poland and the CEE region. We back early-stage, post-traction startups with up to €3M of initial investment, and help them build global brands while driving growth of the local startup ecosystem.

SpeedUp Venture Capital Group

We are a group of Venture Capital funds formed by people who have been supporting the development of technology companies and involved in the development of the VC environment in CEE for years.



We implement a precise strategy. We don’t chase unicorns. We invest mainly in experienced teams that have found an innovative idea in the course of their basic activity, which has commercial potential and needs support in its implementation.

Founder of the Year

Maxim Azarov


Born in 1979 in Jelgava (Latvia), I spent his childhood in the Moscow region (Russia). I am married, a father of three children. I graduated from the School of Physics and Mathematics, studied at the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT). Later I received MBA at the University of Massachusetts. I worked as a programmer in the USA in Cyber Vision and Digital Five companies. Then I was a product manager in the Google team from 2007 and 2009. After that I was employed by LG to develop a cloud project. In 2013 I and my partners launched our own cloud platform Cloudike. In 2017 we co-founded Novakid.

Tomek Kasperski


Graduate of the SGH Warsaw School of Economics. For six years, I have held the position of a cofounder and co-CEO of Westwing Home & Living CEE, one of the largest online shops in Europe. One of my biggest successes was the expansion of the CEE branch to a market leader position. I gained experience in the field of logistics by implementing projects related to the opening of the Polish Logistics Centre, creating cost-effective cross-border logistics, and launching Europe’s first brick-and-mortar Westwing store. Currently, at Omnipack, I hold the position of CEO.

Filip Bloch


I have been dealing with business since I was 13. I have taught in both the technology industry and business development. 14 years of experience in the travel industry. Dozens of presentations as a speaker. I have 3 sons. I was kicked out of 7 high schools, and was studying 5 fields of study. Of all the scientific paths, psychology helps me the most. I founded my first company at the age of 18. Hotailors is my 7th business. I went bankrupt several times, but Hotailors, did not go bankrupt even during the COVID pandemic, despite its a business travel industry. I am an amateur boxer, I take part in charity boxing events – the upcoming one is on June 30th. I meditate and I am interested in mindfulness.

Best Newcomer



Nanoseen is a team of passionate nanotechnology engineers and scientists who prove remarkable properties of the nanomaterials as a core component of the company’s products solving many problems related to climate change.



Holo4Labs is a mixed reality solution, changing the way labs work. Created by Solution4Labs, it brings together the possibilities of Microsoft HoloLens 2 and Thermo Scientific™ SampleManager LIMS™ software.

BioMinds Healthcare


We are an innovative company offering unique, new-generation healthcare solutions which will change rehabilitation for people after stroke or brain damages.

Diversity Role Model of the Year

Katarzyna Koba


Founder of RoboKoba, a startup providing multisensory interface prototyping services for the e-health and creative technology industry. In May 2020, she was awarded as one of the most innovative female socially engaged tech startups in Poland. She is the Volunteer Managing Director of the local chapter at Girls in Tech Poland and one of the authors of a Product Design Magazine. Together with a team of cognitive scientists, therapists, engineers and creatives, she leads the SensiVR Health project – an innovative remote sensory therapy tool dedicated to children aged 7 to 12 to improve learning results through sensorimotor rehabilitation and mental health prevention.

Kasia Gola


Kasia Gola founder at GeekGoesChic, industry advisor at WEARFITS – researcher, analyst and strategist of new technologies and new business models in fashion. Co-founder of Flowbox.io (Luna programming language and software to VFX in movies – Flowbox), founder and creator of GeekGoesChic – WGSN Global Fashion Awards nominated company where she connects the fashion industry with new technologies. Initiator and organizer of fashion and technology meetups – GGC Fash&Tech as well as GGC LAB – fashion tech hackathon. Lecturer at AGH University of Science and Technology and Lazarski University. 2019 Global Converse Ambassador.

Magdalena Linke-Koszek


I am a founder of Her impact – a first career platform for women. I am known for my talents to lead, ability to energize people and the community I build. I founded Her impact in 2019 as the culmination of my passions for business, education and networking. In addition to my degree in law from The University in Warsaw, I also studied Art History in Paris. My proudest accomplishment is closing the seed founding all by myself and building a community of over 30k within 1 year. My favorite part of being a business owner is the people. I am a big believer that everyone has a story to tell and loves hearing all of them at Her impact. When I am not at #HERQuarter, you can find me engaging in new projects, writing articles or volunteering

Karolina Cwalina-Stępniak

Karolina Cwalina-Stpniak is a true polymath – she is a Co-Founder & Chief Business Development Officer at Her Impact, as well as a professional and certified coach in ICF, author of bestselling books for women, and specialist in personal development. She has many successes in working with individual units and conducting motivational workshops and public appearances. She built her brand by founding a training company, writing bestselling books, and organizing development expeditions. She often appears in the media as a top specialist in personal development and writes expert columns in various business and lifestyle portals. Karolina also runs a youtube channel and podcast, where she conducts talks with inspiring women.

Olga Kordys Kozierowska


Expert on gender equality and women empowerment. Social entrepreneur and business journalist. Founder of the first Polish organization empowering women to achieve their economic potential and promoting diversity, inclusion and equity by involving both men and women as advocates. In 2009 Olga launched The Business Woman of the Year competition In 2019 she founded Champions of Change Coalition. Olga is a violinist and an economist by educational background graduated with a MIAB degree from universities in the UK and the Netherlands. She has over 27 years of experience in business including 12 years of holding managerial positions in international corporations in CSEE Region. She is married and have three children.

Best Coworking Space



Mindspace is a boutique flex space provider, presenting a global mindset with a local flavor. Mindspace redefines the workplace experience for companies of all sizes. The operator has a total of 32 locations in 17 cities in 7 countries across Europe, the US and Israel.

CIC Warsaw


Cambridge Innovation Center (CIC) is an American real estate services company with locations in the US, the Netherlands, Poland and Japan. The company was founded in 1999 in Cambridge, MA. Over the last 21 years, it was home to over 6500 startups, scale ups and corporations.



Yolk is a community-focused workspace and social hub in central Krakow. We are expat-friendly and designed around flexibility and convenience. Come experience it for yourself.

Ecosystem Hero of the Year

Agnieszka Kranz

I work for Ringier Axel Sprinigier as Head of Investment and Innovation and previously I was the head of innovation at Cyfrowy Polsat. I mainly deal with the development of cooperation between the companies and startups (e.g. creating a partnership programs, acceleration, investment). In my practice, I use previously gained experience in the field of the capital market and M&A from the American legal advisory company. I’m also a serial startup mentor and coach (coaching ceritfication) and co-founder of TeenCrunch acceleration program for teens startups. I’m master of law and political science with additional LLM degree (MBA) from business law. I completed several courses, including postgraduate studies in innovation management.

Aga Maciejowska

Co founder & CEO of Plan Be Eco – Digital Green Manager & tool to analyze and report carbon footprint , Co-founder of Evenea.pl – a system for registering participants and selling tickets online (exit in 2019). Until May 2018, Advisor to President Robert Biedron on New Technologies. Previously, she built and managed the Polish edition of the world’s largest accelerator from the Silicon Valley – Founder Institute. Winner of the Central European Startup Award for the most influential woman in startups in Poland. Expert and juror of many social innovation and positive impact programs like: Chivas Venture. Co-founder of the “Niewykluczone” project, dealing with the issues of inclusiveness and diversity.

Adam Trojanczyk


I have sixteen years of experience in the IT industry. I worked with companies from all over the world. During this time, I managed my own software house and had the pleasure to co-create and engage in many startups. Currently, I’m Head of Development at Inwedo. Previously, I was a mentor and expert in the acceleration programs Startup Spark and S5, the city of Lodz, and the AIP Foundation. I was a member of the scientific board of the only Polish Automation and Robotics Technical College, a member of the program board of the Intelligent Technology Mixer at the University of Lodz, and a board member of an association helping people with disabilities.

Startup of the Year

Microamp Solutions


Microamp Solutions is a deep tech company focused on the design and development of innovative RF Solutions for b5G & 6G network systems. The company is solving the industry’s most complex engineering 5G deployments with high performance technology in 5G mmWave infrastructure.

MNM Diagnostics


MNM Diagnostics is a Polish biotech startup leveraging whole genome sequencing and AI to discover biomarker signatures and develop diagnostic tools predicting clinical drug response rate of cancer patients based on their genomic profiles.



Omnipack is a company that provides a full-stack fulfillment. We offer full logistics services for the eCommerce companiesstorage, packaging, shipping, return management, and a number of additional services. Currently, we support over 100 companies from all over Europe.