Poland National Finalists

Best Accelerator or Incubator Program

Accelpoint

Poland

Description

Accelpoint is a smart tech accelerator that has been operating successfully in the CEE region since 2018. We work with international partners and top business mentors. We help in obtaining VC financing in CEE region and abroad.

Space3ac

Description

A few years ago, we started activities supporting entrepreneurs with reversed innovation model & connecting them with corporates. Today we’re an international platform accelerating around 50 startups per year, that provides high-quality services for startups and corporations.

foodtech.ac

Description

An accelerator combining tech and food to serve the whole world.

MIT Enterprise Forum CEE

Description

Our mission is to help you build a robust value proposition, then enter and scale rapidly in international markets, primarily in the US. Our training is based on a validated system developed at the world-renowned MIT, leveraging strategies taught at the Sloan School of Management

ReaktorX

Description

ReaktorX is remote-first acceleration program for first-time founders. We’ll help you validate your business idea, find an experienced mentor and get you funded in 10 weeks.

Best Newcomer

Renderro

Description

Renderro aims to improve the work of filmmakers, graphic designers and animators by moving their work into a cloud environment. The startup was founded by Piotr Chomczyk – a creative professional with over ten years of work experience in the film industry.

GlucoActive

Description

GlucoActive developed a portable, non-invasive glucometer technology using innovative optical methods. Our devices are intended for diagnostic, prophylactic purposes, in the process of diabetes treatment, and for sports applications.

Holo4Labs

Description

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.

LiveSession

Description

LiveSession is a web analytics software with session replays. You can use it to solve your customers problems, find answers about how your product is used, and optimize overall experience in your web application.

PayEye sp. z o.o.

Description

PayEye is a Polish Start-up (FinTech) and the first company in the world that introduces the safest ‘eye-catching payment’ system, based on biometric technology using the iris of the eye as user authentication. We have created a whole, independent and secure payments ecosystem.

Founder of the Year

Michał Borkowski - Brainly

Description

Michał is the CEO and co-founder of Brainly and is responsible for product strategy, company strategy and culture.

Michał was only 16 when he started his first company, and he’s been shaking up the internet ever since. He grew up in a small town in Poland before heading to Warsaw to study corporate finance at the acclaimed Warsaw School of Economics. He and his co-founders established Brainly in 2009 in Kraków, driven by the conviction that collaborative online communities can empower students from around the world with knowledge and information.

Dawid Kuchta

Description

Entrepreneur, Founder & CEO at Microamp Solutions, RF Engineer & Researcher. Dawid is interested in all aspects of new technologies and microwave engineering that has the potential to impact peoples’ lives. Currently, he’s focused on development and deployment of innovative 5G infrastructure open for everyone. He has traveled all over the world to better understand the different ways people are connected through technology. He wants to change the world by improving the world’s wireless connectivity.
www.linkedin.com/in/dawid-kuchta/
www.microamp-solutions.com/dawid-kuchta/

Glaze Prosthetics

Description

I’m entrepreneur and manager with 12 years of experience and 10 years in Orthopeadic industry. Running chain of prosthetic clinics in Poland which is second player on the POlish market. For last 3 years I’m developing two startups Glaze Prosthetics and Orto Algorytmics both in O&P industry.

Robert Strzelecki

Description

Robert Strzelecki – president and co-founder of the technological capital group TenderHut. He has over 20 years of experience in the IT industry, he has implemented several hundred successful projects with large companies in Poland and abroad. The entrepreneur who successfully develops business by managing a team of over 300 specialists in the new technologies industry. Robert is founder of several corpups in TenderHut Group. Robert Strzelecki was included by Business Insider on the Polish list of “People Transforming Business” – a selected list of visionaries who transform Polish business.

Wiktor Warchałowski - Airly

Description

Born in Mielec, Poland in 1994. The alumni of AGH University of Science and Technology (Master of Science – Technical Physics) and Warsaw University of Technology Business School

Ecosystem Hero of the Year

Adam Trojańczyk

Description

I am Head of Development in Inwedo. I help startups for more than 14 years. I was a mentor and expert in the Startup Spark and S5 acceleration programs, programs developed by the city of Lodz in Poland, the AIP Foundation and Polish universities. I am a member of the scientific council of the Technical and Automation Secondary School, a member of the program council at the Technology Mixer at the University of Lodz, and a member of the board of the association helping people with disabilities. My companies have won almost 20 awards and nominations.

Agnieszka Skala

Description

I am a long-term researcher of the digital startup community in Poland, and other European transition economies. I am also an experienced mentor of several generations of founders. My academic work at Warsaw University of Technology (Poland) concerns startups and education for technology entrepreneurship. I also co-founded the Innovation Nest Entrepreneurship School (SPIN), a venture mentoring spot for startupers. As a member of the Startup Poland Foundation Advisory Board I co-create the annual “Polish Startups” study published by the Foundation (since 2015).

Ewa Chronowska

Description

My mission as an active investor, startup mentor and entrepreneur with 15+ years of experience is to build cross-border bridges between global investors and startups in the CEE region. I’m a Founding Partner of CEE Business Angels Network and Next Road Ventures, a VC fund investing in early-stage regional companies. To support startups from CEE and help them find the right accelerators, business angels, investors and corporate partners I launched Vestbee matchmaking platform which is currently the biggest regional deal flow platform with Partners such as Amazon, Hubspot and Credo Ventures.

Best Virtual Teamwork Solution

TakeTask

Description

TakeTask is a mobile application used to assign, execute and verify tasks on a large scale in many locations simultaneously for any industry.

Investor of the Year

Arkley Brinc VC

Description

Arkley Brinc supports early stage European startups in Deep Tech sectors. On top of up to $1M capital, we offer over a decade of first-hand experience in business and product development, with a global network that reaches deep into Silicon Valley and China’s Greater Bay region.

Inovo Venture Partners

Description

Inovo Venture Partners is a multi-vertical, early-stage VC fund with over €50m in AUM. It focuses primarily on the B2B software and SaaS-enabled marketplace companies built from the CEE region and sold globally.

bValue VC

Description

bValue is an early-stage fund investing up to $1m in CEE based companies. Our fund focuses on SaaS for SME’s, but we have a very portfolio with B2C marketplaces and D2C brands. We CEE/CIS perspective on pipeline and global approach on company development

Black Pearls VC

Description

Black Pearls VC is a venture capital firm focusing on Life Quality Technologies. We look for the best entrepreneurs in the Northern and Central Europe, who develop and commercialize world-class deep tech & enterprise software solutions.

SpeedUp Venture Capital Group

Description

We are a group of venture capital funds, investing in enterprises in an early stage of development. Areas of our interest include enterprises and entrepreneurs in Central and Eastern Europe, who want to conquer the global market by utilizing their self-developed solutions.

Startup of the Year

Glaze Prosthetics

Description

Glaze Prosthetics is about new expirience of design, functionality, personalizing and vision of prosthetics.

GlucoActive

Description

GlucoActive developed a portable, non-invasive glucometer technology using innovative optical methods. Our devices are intended for diagnostic, prophylactic purposes, in the process of diabetes treatment, and for sports applications.

Nomagic

Description

Nomagic created the first intelligent robotic arm, by teaching it to understand its surroundings and take the right decisions by itself, so that warehouse operators can easily reduce costs, circumvent labor shortages & scale to more shifts.

Pixel Technology Ltd

Description

We are a provider of complex radiology software-Integrated Medical System AlleRad. Curently we are working on innovative solutions using AI in multiple sclerosis-MRImmuno-platform for fast diagnostic-therapeutic decision in patients with focal lesion of central nervous system.

SentiOne

Description

SentiOne is an omnichannel social listening and customer service automation platform powered by AI. It allows our clients to optimise their workflows using an integrated automation solution, chatbots, and voicebots.

TakeTask

Description

TakeTask is a mobile application used to assign, execute and verify tasks on a large scale in many locations simultaneously for any industry.

Best Coworking Space

HubHub

Description

HubHub isn’t a space, or a place, so much as a state of mind. At HubHub, like-minded talent and a culture of opportunity collides creating the perfect coworking environment for extraordinary things to happen.

O4 Coworking (Fundacja Gdansk Global)

Description

O4 is mainly about an integrated community! We select companies we host very carefully so that they make up a good ecosystem. Thanks to this fact, natural relations are established among our coworkers and companies become partners, customers, investors or mentors for one another

WORKIN Senatorska

Description

WORKIN is located in front of Warsaw Old Town, with a view of the Plac Zamkowy Square and the Sigismund Column. We are a real local coworking space with Polish capital, which has been successfully competing with global players for almost 3 years.

Mindspace Koszyki

Description

Mindspace is a global provider of boutique flex spaces redefining the workplace experience for companies of all sizes. Mindspace has a total of 31 locations in 16 cities and 7 countries across Europe (Poland, Germany, Romania, UK, Netherlands), the United States and Israel.

The Brain Embassy

Description

We took the idea of coworking to the next level, creating a place to work and live like nowhere else. An innovative, healthy & sustainable place where you feel like home and can be more productive and creative. Where people you meet become your friends and partners in crime.

Best Social Impact Startup

EcoBean

Description

We introduce circular economy into the HoReCa industry by giving the coffee waste a second life. It becomes an important resource in different manufacturing processes. Our solution meets coffee industry needs and at the same time environment mission.

GlucoActive

Description

GlucoActive developed a portable, non-invasive glucometer technology using innovative optical methods. Our devices are intended for diagnostic, prophylactic purposes, in the process of diabetes treatment, and for sports applications.

VivaDrive

Description

AI-powered platform that reduces your car fleet operational cost, change your drivers behaviour and recommends how to introduce Electric Vehicles in your company.

Airly

Description

We are Airly. We are changing the way you see the air you breathe. Having access to accurate, hyper-local data about air pollution in your community, is the first step towards comprehending the health risks and making improvements.

Deko Eko

Description

Dekoeko.com is a B2B marketplace that helps companies to transform their waste into value. We connect upcycling designers who can turn waste into consumer products with business clients who want to give a 2nd life to their hard-to-recycle waste materials. Let’s upcycle the world together!

Best Fintech Startup

Smartney Sp. z o.o.

Description

SMARTNEY – Digital Lending Company. All about ‘smart-living’ concept in finance delivered in fintech way! Smartney was founded in Poland to bring beneficial borrowing opportunities for customers in innovative and simple way.

Ninja Lender

Description

B2B platform to help banks and credit institutions reduce the wastage of loan applications by matching rejected borrowers with other credit providers. In 2019 we were listed among the best Fintech startups in Europe, and this year we won the Fintech category at Wolves Summit.

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