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ZDIF conference 2018 (Wep Up project)

The conference will focus on the latest developments in the financial sector, presenting new financial instruments and schemes for companies, especially young innovative companies, as well as funding opportunities offered by public national and regional funds and European funds available in the West Pomerania and neighbouring regions to co-finance start-ups and scaleups in the ICT sector.

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infoShare 2018

Build your know-how, get inspired and recharge your batteries

Take a break from every-day office reality, routine meetings and calls.

GRAB KNOWLEDGE FROM TOP SPEAKERS

Listen to experienced developers and architects from top-notch tech companies talking about trends and benchmarks in software development, DevOps and IT architecture. Confront your solution with experts and find fixes for your problems.

INVEST IN YOURSELF

Develop your skills during workshops led by the best practicioners. Make new contacts with people from the industry. Share your ideas and build your expert image. Get feedback and reach for perfection. Send an application for infoShare Call for Papers and conquer the stage.

LEARN THINGS FROM OUTSIDE OF YOUR DOMAIN

Get inspired with speeches from other stages. Create new products or services, find new applications for previous ones. Open yourself to new industries and new clients. Build know-how necessary for participation in multidisciplinary projects.

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WOLVES SUMMIT 2018

CREATE, NETWORK & GROW

Seventh edition of one of the most important networking events in Central and Eastern Europe. Meetstartups, investment funds, corporations and many more business representatives…

Wolves Summit is not only a conference for startups, but also for investors, entrepreneurs, corporate representatives and SMBs. Our goal is to create growth opportunities for emerging firms and to acquaint them with the investment environment. We started in Gdynia and now we are meeting at the 7th edition in Warsaw, for two days of conferencing. We offer new firms the opportunity to present their ideas. Wolves Summit is where theory meets practice and, aside from the substantive part, everyone can also get involved in various networking activities. So far we’ve helped schedule 14303 1:1 meetings

The employment of innovative solutions and matchmaking tools enables us to guarantee you the possibility to reach a narrow circle of potential business partners. You will be able to meet numerous specialists during the conference, who will contribute to the growth of your business through established connections.

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Poland has 15 winners for European final

StartUp Europe Awards is an initiative of the European Commission, together with Finnova Foundation, which presents a methodology to encourage open innovation and collaboration between the different actors of the entrepreneurial ecosystem. In addition, “it aims to accelerate startups with funds from the European Union (SME instrument up to 2.5 million euros), as well as offering legal advice, networking, international communication, among other benefits” states JuanmaRevuelta CEO of Finnova Foundation. StartUp Europe Awards is also a tool to improve the awareness and communication of entrepreneurship values.

Foundation Work Nations organized the Polish final. The Foundation for the Nations, the Polish is an initiative by the Youth for Christ to draw together suitable YFC projects from around the world to with those who have to financial capacity to make them happen.  The motto is “Wealth into Worth for the World”, to make informed decisions about safe giving destinations for their hard-earned money. The winners in this country are:

For Agritech, the winner is BZB UAS. BZB is primarily people – passionate, committed and devoted to their work, always ready to help and support their clients. BZB consists of professionals with many years of experience in the construction and operation of unmanned aerial systems (UAS) that are confirmed by many internationally competitions.

PackHelp, for Creative is a startup allows designing and ordering customised packaging. The product’s main advantages are: very intuitive and user-friendly online box editor, a very small minimum quantity per order (30 pieces contrary to industry’s average of 500 pieces) and a very short production process that starts from 14 days. The company is currently present in all of the EU, whilst the offer has been localised for seven markets in total. 

 

 

 

 

Cybersecurity category was won by SpecFile. They make easy, secure, data management everywhere.  It is easy and intuitive 1-click protection for files.

Revas won Edtech category. Revas delivers tools for entrepreneurship education – industry specific business simulations – for secondary schools and universities. Simulation participants run virtual businesses in a selected industry that match their field of study/profession (Car garage, Beauty salon, Transport company, IT services). They compete on a virtual market getting hands-on business experience and training business acumen & key competence.

For the e-Health Pregnabit category. Early detection of threats to mother and baby, including through CTG measurements, may have a real impact on quicker medical response during pregnancy. Pregnabit system enables CTG monitoring of pregnant women at anytime and anywhere. Our mission is to support health care professionals, to bring every pregnancy to the happy end.

OgarniamPrad.pl won Energy category. The first social energy trading platform for collective and profiled energy purchasing and switching. It allows smaller customers – households and SME – execute bulk-buying power and shop around for the best energy deals in real time and switch to the most competitive retailers offering black or green electricity and gas. Easy, reliable and profitable as it has never been before.

In the Fintech the winner is ZweyfikujFirme, “Yearly entrepreneurs in Poland lose 100 billion PLN due to payment gridlocks. 80% of companies have difficulties with receivables collection. We are preparing an automated online platform for entrepreneurs to assess companies’ current credibility based on the Standard Audit Files for Tax (JednolitePlikiKontrolne). Our solution is applicable for 1.6M companies in Poland. Thanks to our products companies can limit their losses from bad debt by 20% and increase sale by 1%. In cooperation with PKO BP we are working also on a product for financial institutions. We are a fintech team – we combine financial and technical skills. Two statutory auditors and IT specialist have knowledge required to successfully accomplish this project.

In Gastronomy category, STKTK Stocktaking is a long and laborious process. Traditional solutions are time-consuming and expensive. STKTK is a modern beverage stocktaking platform, which solves these problems and makes the whole process quick and easy.

HyperPoland, in Green category.  Hyper Poland is a multidisciplinary team of experts working on the creation of a new means of transport – a vacuum train called the Hyperloop. It combines the advantages of trains and aircrafts, and at the same time eliminates the disadvantages of currently dominant means of transport. Under low vacuum conditions, the passenger and cargo pods can reach speeds of up to 1200 km/h, while consuming up to 1000 times less energy than in the atmosphere at the sea level.

In IoT, Tap ToSpeack is the winner. Tap To Speak is a web-based tool, that allows the event moderator or a speaker to communicate with the attendees of an event in real time. We turn every smartphone in the audience into a microphone. We enable the audience to communicate via audio, text,respond to surveys and polls. We also help the event organizers to identify and collect information about the audience.

Legal category was won by SpecPrawnik. Specprawnik.pl is a marketplace for people searching for lawyers. It is currently the most mature and recognizable legal tech platform in Poland with ready-to-buy legal services.

Less won Smart Cities Category. The company’s main goal is to create technologically advanced infrastructure solutions for urban revitalisation in the context of Smart City projects. We have a workforce of engineers, specialists and managers who have been working in large international companies over the last several years. This experience of co-operating in lighting, security, telecommunication and electronics, give good creative results of this synergy. We believe that through our actions, we will have a positive impact on the environment and the future of building public space infrastructure for our planet.

The best Social startup is Parrot One. Is a mobile messaging app and a physical touch keyboard to make communication and remote work easier for users with less agile hands (esp. the disabled and elderly). Our proprietary AI helps type entire sentences in a just a few clicks and learn new languages. Designed with the needs of disabled users in mind.

Sky Tronic won the Tourism category. They are specializing in designing and production of autonomous unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) based on innovative fuzzy logic steering and flight control systems to enhance flight safety and stability in difficult weather conditions. Our unmanned helicopter is dedicated to more efficient and cheaper coordination of public safety and life rescue operations of mountain and water rescue agencies, police, fire department than existing helicopters to find the lost, injured and the victims of the accidents and snow avalanche victims faster and deliver medical equipment.

For Water category, Handy Shower is the winner. This is an innovative 3-in-1 personal hygiene system. The main idea behind the project was to help those living in the developing world, where sanitation conditions are often very problematic and every drop of water is precious. The device, however, can also be used during emergencies or simply for recreation. The full HandyShower kit includes a solar water bag, 4 interchangeable nozzles (a faucet, a bidet and 2 shower nozzles) and fits into a small sachet. The device is equipped with a patented self-closing valve, which facilitates water conservation.

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Startup Ole Accelerator co-organises the CEE Acceleration Summit

Startup Ole Accelerator, along with PwC Poland, Business Link and Hardgamma Ventures is a co-organizer of the CEE Acceleration Summit – the region’s largest event dedicated to entrepreneurship, corporate- and university acceleration. The event will take place in Warsaw on Oct. 26th and will gather the most influential innovation and acceleration ecosystem builders.

 

CEE Startup Ecosystem is one of the most rapidly developing ones, with a room and prospects for countless investment opportunities. Warsaw, as the CEE’s innovation hub, linking the western and central-eastern European cultures and capital, is a modern symbol of successful transformation into the center of innovation.

 

The event will be divided into three paths: Corporate Acceleration, University Acceleration and Social Innovations, so that all the potential target groups will find the crucial information on how to develop businesses to foster innovations within the companies, or how to manage investment portfolio effectively, in a sustainable and responsible manner.

 

Moreover, during the Summit the key representatives of the Public Sector, including the European Commission’s agendas and Polish Development Fund’s representatives will also introduce the accelerators and investors to the support instruments aimed at facilitating startup-related investments and ecosystem building activities.

 

Key representatives of various innovation initiatives from all over Europe will share their knowledge and experience with the CEE’s stakeholders to create bridges between various ecosystems and engage in potential cooperation.

 

To find out more, please visit the event’s website.

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Poland has chosen 9 winning startups for European final of StartUp Europe Awards!

Poland has chosen nine startups for the European final of StartUp Europe Awards!

Under the frame of Startup Poland Global, an educational program for Polish startups and scaleups helping them work on global expansion strategies, were chosen the nine startups which will represent Poland in Brussels, for the final of StartUp Europe Awards. This program selected 50 high potential startups that participated in three-day intensive course where they improved their pitches, listened to serial entrepreneurs’ stories of success and failure, and acquired legal and business background on moving operations abroad. During the pitching finals, the jury of venture capitalists and entrepreneurs rated startups performance on stage.

They selected the winners that will receive a tailored workshop on building global strategies and scaling, at the end of January 2017, and will go to the final of SEUA.

Startup Poland Global is enabled by the United Way Worldwide and funded by Citi Foundation.

These are thestartups selected to represent Poland in 9 categories in the final of Startup Europe Awards:

In the ICT Category the winner is DeepDoc; a project aimed at early detection of risk of depression using machine learning to analyze activity in social media, they diagnose the risk of depression at a very early stage.

Jumbsterthe winner in TOURISM Category, is an application to save on fuel; with this app you are able to find and buy the cheapest fuel in your area.

In the HEALTH Category was selected Pelvifly, a comprehensive, mobile system of prophylaxis and rehabilitation of pelvic floor muscles dysfunction.

Piece of cake provides the opportunity to easy splitting your bills for your friends, workmates and in every place, where you just need divide the bill. This startup will represent Poland for FINTECH Category.

Ronzo is aimed to empower consumers with delicious cricket-based products with natural ingredients, no artificial chemical substances or semi-processed products; and it is the winner for the GREEN Category.

Smartbox, wich creates a comprehensive Smarthouse system based on cloud computing, was chosen as the winner for ENERGY Category.

The winner for SOCIAL Category is Socialgamer, a search engine in the computer gaming industry focused on the rapid and precise searching for partners to create the perfect team.

Sense produces wireless, mobile and intelligent sensors and designs measuring systems. Sense was chosen to represent Poland in the CITIES Category.

For the CREATIVE Category the winner is RoboCampwhich enhances STEM education using LEGO robot building and visual programming.

Startup Europe Awards recognizes the effort of the European startups in five levels (local, county, regional, national and European) in ten categories: Creative, Energy, Fintech, Green, Health, ICT, Smart Cities, Social, Tourism and Water. Each involved country will recognize the best local startups which will have the chance to compete to be awarded as the best European startups, in the Final ceremony to be held first quarter of 2017 in Brussels. For this reason, StartUp Europe Awards is “The Eurovision for Startups”.

StartUp Europe Awards is promoted by the European Commission and supported by the President of the Committee of the Regions, several members of the European Parliament as Ambassadors and it is implemented by Finnova Foundation in collaboration with Startup Europe.

 

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