Apply for equity-free SHW17 Acceleration Program

Opportunity for creative hard tech startups from CEE

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Startup founders, are you considering Poland to be your next target market?

Apply here http://bit.ly/SHW17 and join Startup Hub Warsaw equity-free acceleration program.

Why apply?

📝 intensive tailored workshops and mentoring sessions with tech industry experts, entrepreneurs, investors, enterprise reps (last year partners: Microsoft, Orange, Facebook)

🦄  introductions to Polish VCs and startup ecosystem leaders

💰 cash prizes

💸 a chance to raise seed or A-round investment from Polish VC funds

❗️ Incorporation is a must (any form/country)

What is SHW17?

  • Phase 1 — August 20th - September 1st:

60 selected projects will attend 40h of trainings and meetings with tech industry experts, entrepreneurs, investors, enterprise (last year partners: Microsoft, Orange, Facebook)

  • Phase 2 — September 4th – December 4th:

30 best startups will have 70h of dedicated workshops and mentor sessions with tech industry experts, entrepreneurs, investors, enterprise, etc.

  • DemoDay — beginning of December:

finalists will pitch their startups to VC funds, investors and media.

► That is how it looked like last year (short video).

Who shall apply:

  • Best startups from around CEE
  • Startups from the following areas: cyber security, bots, AI, machine learning, natural language processing, Big Data, IoT, wearables, new materials, gaming, mobile apps, e-commerce, VR/AR, design, fashion tech
  • Stage: MVP, Product Market Fit, Scale
  • Important: the startup must be incorporated (any country, type)

Advantages for startups:

  • Intensive training and mentoring program 
  • Introduction to best Polish VCs and startup ecosystem leaders
  • Total non-equity prize of 25.000 euro
  • A chance to raise seed or A-round investment from Polish VC funds 
  • Free place in a coworking space for 2 months
  • Decent media exposure 
     

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