The second edition of MIT Enterprise Forum Poland, one of the largest startup accelerators in Poland, drew to a close. Eight startups with the highest potential will spend an intensive week in Boston. Their agenda will be filled to the brim with workshops and meetings with American investors.
The goal of MIT Enterprise Forum Poland is to bring together innovative entrepreneurs and large corporations. This cooperation proves to be beneficial for both sides; startups have the opportunity to use the resources of the corporations, while large companies implement their disruptive solutions within their operation field. That’s why the program attracts many corporate partners such as PKO Bank Polski, PGNiG, KGHM CUPRUM Research and Development Centre, Intel, Visa or Hewlett-Packard Enterprise Poland.
“We received almost 300 applications from technological startups from all over Poland. We chose 23 innovative teams to spend the next three months working on their ideas, especially on their business aspect,” said Magdalena Jabłońska, the COO at MITEF Poland. “8 of them were chosen to spend a week on a Bootcamp in Boston, learning about the US market and presenting their solutions to investors. This is a great opportunity for young, innovative companies to commercialize their products and services on an international level.”
Jabłońska is positive that all participants of the MITEF Poland second edition have a great potential for success. “All of them are developing innovative technologies, often unique on a global scale. Our partners supported the validation process, always keeping the commercialization of these solutions in mind. I am deeply convinced that all teams, provided they keep pursuing their goals with the same determination, can count on an international success,” she said.
The finalists of the second edition of MIT Enterprise Forum Poland are:
- 2040.io – a smart sales assistant, an innovative alternative for traditional CRM systems. You can read more about it here.
- InnovaLab – invisible labels used to identify products and protect them from unfair business practices.
- Medical Simulation Technologies – world’s first transesophageal echocardiography simulator based on real tomography data.
- Nu Delta – instant extraction of information from invoices that only requires a smartphone camera.
- Predictail – predicting failures of industrial equipment by the means of Big Data analysis.
- SensoriumLab – a system for monitoring the patients at risk of pleural effusion.
- Vortex Oil Engineering – increasing the efficiency of oil extraction by changing the mechanical properties of technical water and reducing its consumption.
- Waywer – multimedia communication platform for corporations and their clients.