Do you have a tech startup which could use some accelerating power? Look no futther – the fourth edition of MIT Enterprise Forum Poland’s accelerator program has just started accepting applications.
This year, apart from the general accelerative track, MIT Enterprise Forum Poland has prepared four specialized tracks. Each of them is supported by a different partner of the program, and the pairings are not accidental. PKO Bank Polski will be looking to help out fintech-oriented startups in their Let’s Fintech with PKO Bank Polski! track. Gas and Energy providers PGNiG Group will lead the Energy accelerative track, while the pharmaceutical giant Adamed Group will focus on Health. Lastly, the startups participating in the Agri-tech category will get a chance to work with the AgriTech Hub Fund.
But wait, there’s more! MIT Enterprise Forum Poland have also decided to organize one brand new accelerative track, all focused on Industry 4.0. The track will be dedicated to tech startups interested in collaboration with partners from the lower Silesia region. It’s implementation will be supported by companies such as Balluff, FANUC Poland, the ValueTech fund, Wroclaw Technology Park, the Wroclaw Agglomeration Development Agency, Wroclaw EIT+ Research Center, as well as the Top 500 Innovators association.
The fourth edition of the program will see 25 tech startups go through the acceleration process. For three whole months, the aspiring entrepreneurs will collaborate with experts and mentors from all over the globe in order to verify and improve their business models. The work will serve as preparation for their journey into the real market reality as they commercialize their future ideas, as well as gain funding for their further development.
Early-stage startups, even those developing unique technologies, face numerous challenges in their journey of making it on the market. Most often, the issues come from lack of knowledge, experience, and a solid financial background. Our accelerator program hopes to support the winning startups in breaking those barriers. – says Magdalena Jabłońska, the Chief Executive Officer at MIT Enterprise Forum Poland.
According to Jabłońska, when it comes to tech startups, there’s no single, universal model of acceleration. Young companies with innovative solutions need the support of experts and mentors who are know the realities of the industry and the market which the startup wants to explore. Thus, the MIT Enterprise Forum Poland’s program has recruited over 100 specialists in order to make sure everyone’s needs are met.
Each startup is different, so in order to grow dynamically, it needs tailor-made guidelines. This is why it’s so crucial at the early stages of a company’s life to engage with experts who will be able to show the direction in which the startup should expand, or suggest changes enabling it to better suit the market. – adds Jabłońska.
If you own a startup which could benefit from such guidance, applications are open until the end of February. For more information, head to MIT Enterprise Forum Poland’s website. Best of luck to all of the applicants!