The Potential

Untapped potential of Poland

There is the big gap between the supply of innovative ideas and the number of innovative companies that commercially take advantage of the. The strength of the supply side is illustrated by the graph below which shows number of prizes the Polish young scientists have won during the last almost two decades.

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We are the preferred choice for technology start-ups in continental Europe and for innovators with breakthrough ideas.
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An untapped potential of innovative ideas position Poland at the bottom of any innovation rankings

The is a huge need to an effective process that will bring innovative ideas from the prototype phase through commercialization to become internationally successful product. Weaknesses of the existing incubation and acceleration institutions.

The unfavorable market characteristics can be summarized as below:

1. Ineffective incubation and acceleration processes:

  • No connection between institutions focused on idea creation and prototyping and business ready to invest time and money in the product development
  • There is a lack of entrepreneurship role models and best practices that support start–ups in their early growth stage. Additionally the number of tech incubators and tech parks dropped by 20% since 2012.

2. Ineffective international commercialization – majority of existing incubation and acceleration practices is focused primarily on achieving success on local markets.

  • No connection between institutions focused on idea creation and prototyping and business ready to invest time and money in the product development
  • There is a lack of entrepreneurship role models and best practices that support start–ups in their early growth stage. Additionally the number of tech incubators and tech parks dropped by 20% since 2012.

vISION:

We are the preferred choice for technology start-ups in continental Europe and for innovators with breakthrough ideas.

OUR MISSION:

  • To create a factory of hi-tech unicorns based in Poland.
  • Radically accelerate their path to market – from prototype to global success.
  • To use the world class methods to strengthen the commercialization ecosystem for technology start-ups

Value added:

  • Connecting the innovation space with commercial space
  • Proven expansion tactics from global practitioners and UC Berkeley affiliated managed services and contact networks.
  • Good relations with the administration of new US President – Donald Trump. Finally, the US should really appreciate its ally.

Our Offer

The program has five core elements:

A new model for Polish Start-ups to go a Cross-border.

Pre-incubation stage specifically tailored for the Polish circumstances. It is focused on presenting disruptive ideas and prototypes to the managerial communities interested in new product development or establishing a start-up to investigate new product opportunities. We want to take advantage of the creativity of Polish scientists whose ideas do not come through to the business world.

An early stage incubator supported by UC Berkeley faculty led lean methodology and coaches. We provide venue, source startups, manage basic operations and programming. GV helps to validate initial products, test them in the market, leverage expertise of our corporate partners, pivot the business model and solution, so those products are directed into markets with greater competitive differentiation, market validation and scale. We do this early, using our specialist incubation teams and domain specialists, a Venture Capital selection team of professional investors, a network of product specialists, engineers, designers and marketers. We attract W. Europe and eventually US based on particle benefits (sales, marketing, R&D + Nexus funding). Revenue: 0 to 250k annual net turnover businesses.

An operational program which provides direct expansion support from world class operators. Proven Expansion Stage Sales, Partnership, Marketing, Exhibitions, R&D capacity & Funding (Nexus, EU, China & US). Revenue: 100 000 Euro to 10m annual net turnover businesses. We invite the most promising global-ready tech companies to work with us for three to 24 months and give them unmatched execution and quality of life support, low cost sales & R&D talent and access to a global network and corporate partners. We are able to supplement their growth with dedicated sales specialists, growth hackers and business development leads, as well as R&D talent at lower costs.
The unique combination of factors — UC Berkeley ties, operational veteran support, low cost access to world class talent and access to funding without requiring a flip of any kind makes our program the next generation program.

Three years of the premiere cross-atlantic investor and corporate gathering, so startups can learn by doing. Global Venture Forum held this year at Microsoft Ventures in San Francisco) and speakers focused on issues and tactics for expanding across borders. Past partners include Hungarian Trading House, Belgian Investment Agency, Denmark Innovation Center, Dutch Ministry Economic Affairs, Irish Enterprise Fund and Czech Republic.

Provider of value added service for accelerated companies.

  • It can offer services to other Polish companies lacking international sales competencies
  • It employs 1 to 10 business development repsIt will use our networks’ target lists, email drafts, collateral and pitch training, matching techniques

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What makes us different:

We are the preferred choice for technology start-ups in continental Europe and for innovators with breakthrough ideas.

The quality of the incubation program and the success rate:

  • Potential to challenge the status quo
  • The incubation program based on UC Berkeley (i-Corps) experience which is the cost effective incubation program
  • Participation of experienced senior level trainers and coaches (including
  • UC Berkeley faculty)
    UC Berkeley alumni network
  • Transfer of this high quality know-how to Poland through Train-the- trainer approach during incubation process

Global reach:

  • Our values are global and we want to level playing field for Polish start-up
  • Use an international selection committee – focus on big markets, differentiated tech expertise, team of experts composed of veteran- entrepreneurs
  • Good relations with the administration of new US President – Donald Trump. Finally, the US should really appreciate its ally.

The program connects academia and business at the pre-seed stage:

  • Gives the new opportunity for Polish scientists who developed prototypes that are not turned into commercial products yet
  • Gives the new opportunities to the selected management education programs to work with ideas/prototypes that would be forgotten otherwise
  • Ensures a flow of talent and ideas between academia and startup communities

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Phone: +357 25 25 30 95
1 Anastasi Soukri Street, Pamelva Court, Office 003, 3035 Limassol, Cyprus

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Managing Director

Panagiotis Georgiou

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