About the Project

Expand to the rapidly growing 150M sized market of CEE with Poland as its base!

The Scale with GVI programme will embed you into the local innovation ecosystem, and help you scale up in Poland & CEE using Startup Hub Poland’s connections with  25+ corporate and 30+ VC partners that operate through the region

Besides, have a good shot at winning up to EUR 5M (per startup) in Fast Track grants from NCBiR for your tech development and go-to-market plans.


Six month program to scale-up in Poland & CEE

Why Poland?

  • Poland is a 40M, US $585.7 bln market, largest in CEE.

  • Cultural similarities between Poland & CEE countries means country serves as ideal base to expand to the region.

  • Poland’s 40K developers are top-3 in the world and are 40% cheaper than German or Israeli ones.

  • Poland receives maximum R&D grants EUR 1.2 bln from the  European Union.
  • Poland ranked as #3 in top countries to invest in according to the CEO Magazine.

Project executed by

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The Startup Hub Poland Foundation has been building the startup ecosystem in Poland & CEE for 8 years now. To date, we have incubated, accelerated and scaled about 200 Polish and international startups. The foundation has relied on three critical pillars to achieve this success.

Its extended team of 25+ mentors & consultants with top quality international education and experience. Its strong connections with 50+ corporates, most of whom are multinationals with their CEE HQs in Poland. And, its longstanding partnerships with 70+ Polish and international VC partners.

In the past two years alone, Startup Hub Poland has helped 31 international startups successfully expand to Poland and the region, with a majority of them having struck deals with the foundation’s corporate and VC partners and a few winning grants of EUR 2M+ each.

Project Partners

Sponsor & Promoter
of the project:

Kobi Calderon

CEO & Founder of Gold Ventures Investment