The goal of the Demo Day was to highlight the idea of bringing talents to the city from all over the region, attract greater media attention on the finalists and select the Accelerator’s winner project, which was rewarded with a cash prize of PLN 30k.
The event was opened by the City Major Hanna Gronkiewicz-Waltz, Andrzej Lubowski – a Polish high-tech visionary from California – and Zygmunt Grajkowski, VC investor and co-founder of Startup Hub Poland.
The Startup Hub main prize went to Wandlee which commercializes AI bots helping companies in sales. In the closing competition there were Pelvifly (Adamed prize for the best Life Sciences startup) and Deskdoo (Microsoft prize for the best ICT startup). The Audience additionally awarded Neo-Ecology for the most revolutionary concept.
The Startup Hub Warsaw video reflex on the 2016 program
“The mission of getting the most disruptive minds from the whole CEE region more familiar and closer to Warsaw has just started. After such a great collection of stars, it shall be followed up” – says Maciej Sadowski from Startup Hub Poland. “Our city proved again that not only has it the appetite to become the number one hub for startups in the region, but also it has real and effective formats, getting more and more recognition abroad. The ‘density’ of international talents is crucial to play in the European first league” – adds Sadowski.
The Foundation promises to monitor the devolvement of SHW participants and highlight all new challenges and successes to reinforce the story of Warsaw as a vibrant and hospitable city for every ideas and commerce.