Are you a fintech or insurtech startup owner in need of some business accelerative power? Maybe you need some guidance towards the most effective way of bringing your company to the next level? The newly launched #WARSAW_booster’18 program could be just what you need.

Organized by the City of Warsaw with the help of Youth Booster Poland, #WARSAW_booster’18 is a 6-month-long, intensive acceleration program aimed at startups of the finance and insurance tech variety. Participants will be able to refine their business model and verify their project’s market potential under the supervision of experts and leaders in the financial and technological sectors.

#WARSAW_booster’18’s organizers stress the importance of their program’s networking aspect. All 12 of the accelerator’s business partners have sent a total of 30 mentors to aid the selected startups in their journey, expand their networking power, and boost their chances of finding an investor. The event’s business partners include industry giants such as Microsoft, Google, J.P Morgan, and Nationale Nederlanden.

According to Deloitte’s Connecting Global FinTech report, Warsaw comes in fifth in the European technological hub ranking. On the innovative map of Europe, we’re ahead of Prague, Milan, and Madrid. [Warsaw houses] the centers of leading Polish financial companies, the headquarters of major international corporations, as well as a growing venture capital market, not to mention an entire startup ecosystem. – says Michał Olszewski, the vice president of Warsaw. We want to accommodate and support startups as they develop their ideas in a natural entrepreneurial habitat, which is Warsaw – he adds.
If #WARSAW_booster’18 sounds right up your alley, but your startup isn’t exactly a newcomer to the industry, don’t worry! A total of 40 startups will be accepted into the acceleration program, but only 20 of those spaces are reserved for beginners. The organizers have decided to dedicate an entire component of the program to startups of up to three years of age, whose services or products have already entered the market.

Interested? Feel free to head to #WARSAW booster’18’s website to find out more about the program’s agenda, confirmed mentors, and application requirements. Good luck to all of the applicants!