Do you have a cool idea for a business but you lack the funds? Do you have a prototype but don’t know where to go from there? Or perhaps you’ve got a small company with prospects to go global but you need some more incentive to do it successfully? Check out IDEA Global because it might be just what you’ve been lacking.

IDEA Global is an accelerator that aims to bridge the gap between large corporations and small businesses. The company behind it is Ideo and it’s realised as a part of Start In Poland programme.

“Ideo is a Software House meet Interactive Agency. We’ve realised projects for over a thousand clients, among whom you’ll find many corporations and international companies. More and more often we’re asked to help them find innovative solutions to make their work more effective or their products more attractive. It seems that starting an accelerator is a logical next step for us,” says Arkadiusz Michno, Ideo CEO.

So if you’re a starting company and your project is connected to IoT, Healthcare, Automotive, Fintech or Insurtech, you have a chance of being one of the twenty lucky startups who’ll be able to get into the 5-month accelerator. What exactly it means for you? Up to 200,000 PLN support as well as the access to extensive help that IDEA Global offers. The accelerator has a large network of partners consisting of large businesses, universities, seed funds, etc. So, that means you’ll be able to work with experienced mentors and business partners and perhaps you’ll even get some further funding opportunities. If that’s not enough, during the 5-month programme you’ll be able to develop and test your project and get the contacts that might be necessary for the brighter future of your startup. After all, networking may be a key to success.

Most of IDEA Global will be hosted online, with a few meetups in Rzeszów where you’ll have an opportunity to discuss your achievements and make plans for the following weeks. Besides that, there will be live meetings with mentors and other participants.

You can sign up here, the questionnaire is short and it shouldn’t take you more than a couple of minutes. Curious but unsure? Perhaps you need some more information to make up your mind? You can go to the briefings that are planned for this week and get all the additional information you may need.

  • Warsaw: Feb 22, start at 6 pm
  • Krakow: Feb 24, start at 6 pm

The meets are free of charge but remember to sign up on Facebook or else there might not be a seat for you.