About the Poland Prize powered by Startup Hub Poland
An acceleration program aimed at helping startups from outside of Poland expand to the Polish and other CEE markets.
Between July 2018 and December 2019, the program will support 26 foreign startups in 3 seasons in setting up a business in Poland and then tapping into the rapidly growing Polish market and expanding beyond the country.
The Program is promoted, in terms of its content and financial support, by the Polish Agency for Enterprise Development from the European Union funds.
years of the program
acceleration programs designed only for internationals
startups with opportunities to grow in Poland
Who could apply for
the Startup Hub: Poland Prize?
Non-Polish startups only
Early-stage, with at least an MVP
Energy and ICT sector focus
What was the value proposition
up to 50,000 EUR equity-free grant
soft-landing services & mentorship
VC & corporate connections
We already finished scouting for the Startup Hub: Poland Prize.
Check out startups selected for the program!
For the Startup Hub: Poland Prize batch #3 we received 462 applications from 65 countries. After the evaluation, we chose 11 startups who are participating in the acceleration between August and December 2019.
Learn more about the startups from Batch #3.
For the Startup Hub: Poland Prize batch #2 we received 389 applications from 54 countries. After the evaluation, we chose 7 startups who are participating in the acceleration between June and October 2019.
Learn more about the startups from Batch #2.
For the Startup Hub: Poland Prize batch #1 we received 396 applications from 63 countries. After the evaluation, we chose 8 startups who participated in the acceleration between January and June 2019.
Learn more about the startups from Batch #1.
Polskie Górnictwo Naftowe i Gazownictwo SA (ang. The Polish Oil and Gas Company) is the leader in the Polish natural gas market. The company operates in exploration for and production of natural gas and crude oil. It holds equity interests in about 30 subsidiaries through which the company is active in the area of import, storage, sale and distribution of gas and liquid fuels, as well as heat and electricity generation.
Company website: http://pgnig.pl/.
InnVento is a project started by the Polish Oil and Gas Company (PGNiG SA). The main goals of the organization are to support the development of startups in the energy sector and to jointly search for new technological solutions. It is the first startup initiative in the Polish oil sector which aims to make a significant change both in the Polish and international energy sectors.
Company website: https://innvento.pl/
PROGRAM IS CO-FINANCED BY:
The Programme is financed under the Smart Growth Operational Programme, Priority Axis II Support for the environment and capacity of enterprise for R&D&I activity, Measure 2.4 Cooperation within the framework of the national innovation, Pilotage Poland Prize, Submeasure 2.4.1 Centre for analysis and pilotage of new inno_LAB instruments.
The total amount of received funds is 4 998 440 PLN.