There’s no denying Poland is a country with rapidly developing startup scene. To help the startups grow faster Senfino, Microsoft and EY are teaming up to launch Startberry, a community space for innovative startups. The announcement was made just yesterday, 29 March at Ministry of Economic Development, where Satya Nadella – CEO Microsoft, Jacek Kędzior – Partner at EY Polska and Tomasz Rutkowski – CEO Senfino met up with Mateusz Morawiecki, the Minister of Economic Development and Finance.
“In creating Startberry we’re coming back to our roots. We remember our own beginnings and the challenges we had to face. Now we have a chance to help those who are just beginning their adventures. They’ve got brilliant ideas and energy but sometimes they need the push in the right direction. Today we can share our which practices work so that the startup community can reach market maturity faster,” says Tomasz Rutkowski, CEO Senfino.
Startberry is opening in July 2017 in Warsaw and it’s going to support young startups with technological help and important know-how to make their start easier. Bringing technologically-driven people together can serve in making them work better and having their creative juices flowing; it can make the startup community flourish and make the Polish startup ecosystem even stronger. It’s also going to give the startups necessary tech resources so that they can modernise the world.
“Startups play an important role in stimulating digital transformation in Poland. In this partnership, we’d like to give every Polish startup the access to the necessary resources, technological platform and experts, which will allow them to build their digital competence, expand to new markets and grasp business opportunities,” says Satya Nadella, CEO Microsoft.
Startberry Community Space is a space for all the members of the startup scene. Startberry Members will be able to access for free the meeting rooms and event spaces, business support, access to education, community, investors, mentors and tech advisers.
It’s for all innovators: startups, tech communities, designers, creators, and makers. Startberry Community Space’s a large (650 square meters) workspace with 7 meeting rooms for the community and an event space that can accommodate up to 120 people. Anyone will be able to host an event to share their know-how or organise workshops. And all the startuppers will be encouraged to take part in free events designed to make their job easier. If anyone gets tired of work, they’ll be able to grab a lovely cup of coffee or fresh berry juice at the local Coffee Shop, which makes Startberry a perfect place to work on your project.
“We’ve got fantastic graduates from various Universities of Technology, our development strategy is oriented on high technologies and Polish startups are conquering the foreign markets. We’re glad that such important players like Startberry founders notice all that. Startberry is a place where young local companies will be able to grow to become as successful as internationally known businesses,” says Mateusz Morawiecki, the Minister of Economic Development and Finance.