Startup Europe and Twist will participate as partners at Microsoft Imagine Cup this weekend in Poland


Start Up is often considered as a first step on a road to great business career. Many young entrepreneurs claim that innovative idea and their zeal alone can grant them success. Reality, however, is a lot more complicated, and even though the start-up is an important milestone on a road to fame and profits, there is still lot to be done before embarking on that journey. Most pertinent question here would be: what do I need to do to start my own company? The answer can be found on Business Acceleration Days”, a training organized by DotConnect and Microsoft Poland.

Business Acceleration Days is a two days training for Microsoft Imagine Cup participants who qualified for the next round. It will be carried out by technological and business mentors, who will aid partakers in planning their business and forging their ideas into market success. The main goal of this training is to prepare the teams for the next stage of the contest and to ensure that, they will be scrutinized by four teams of judges. Its second, but equally important aim is to provide young innovators with knowledge and skills required for their further development, both professional and business. The competition is divided into three categories: Games, Innovation and World Citizenship. In its current stage, each of them have thirty teams that fared best so far, summing up for ninety squads total.

The event will be held between 20th and 21st February, in the Microsoft Poland headquarters on AlejeJerozolimskiestreet 196A, Warsaw. The partners include META Zernike Ventures,STARTUP EUROPE-TWIST and Polish Agency for Enterprise Development (PARP).

DotConnect is a company, which mission is to support young talented people from IT and technological industries. As a business accelerator, it helps to fund various interesting projects, as well as providing their creators with knowledge and essential supplies to accomplish them.

We are cooperating with many lead companies to find interesting projects and support them, both financially and by delivering the necessary know-how. Figuratively speaking, running your own company resembles connecting the dots to make an image. By organizing events such as Business Acceleration Days, DotConnect helps the young teams to connect those dots in order to create a business masterpiece out of them.

Says Marcin Franc, founder of DotConnect.

 In case of any questions please contact

Stanisław Stasiewicz

694 424 093

For your convenience we have added the event agenda:

Day 1 20.02.2016

  1. Registration [8:00-9:00]
  2. Introduction (Marcin Franc) [9:00-9:30]
  3. Business modeling (Marcin Franc) [9:30-10:40]
  4. Inspiring and despairing fu**ups (multiple speakers) [11:00-12:40]
  5. TARAN factor (Marcin Franc) [13:20-15:00]
  6. Smart money (Piotr Sławski) [15:20-17:00]
  7. Ask me anything (multiple speakers) [17:20-19:00]
  8. Investment pitches (Record) [20:00-24:00]

Day 2 21.02.2016

  1. Registration [9:00-10:00]
  2. Hands-on evaluations [10:00-16:00]
  3. Investment pitches (Live) [selected teams] [10:00-16:00]
  4. TOP 10 announcement [17:30-18:00]