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Welcome to the pilot edition of InCredibles!

WE ARE LOOKING FOR INNOVATIVE ENTREPRENEURS WHOSE PROJECTS COMBINE NEW APPROACHES AND DARING IDEAS WITH REAL MARKET POTENTIAL AND GLOBAL AMBITION.

PROFESSIONAL AND FINANCIAL SUPPORT

THE PROGRAM WILL PROVIDE SUPPORT FROM A GLOBAL NETWORK OF MENTORS, NETWORKING, TRAINING AND ACCESS TO OPPORTUNITIES THAT WILL HELP TO STIMULATE GROWTH. WE LOOK TO NOT ONLY PROVIDE CAPITAL, BUT ALSO BRING THE KNOWLEDGE, COMPETENCE, AND EXPERIENCE OF OURSELVES AND OUR INTERNATIONAL PARTNERS.

OUR PROGRAM IS DESIGNED TO WORK WITH COMPANIES THAT HAVE ALREADY BEGUN TO TEST PRODUCT-MARKET FIT, AND HAVE TRACTION. WE WANT TO WORK ALONGSIDE COMPANIES DURING THEIR NORMAL COURSE OF BUSINESS, AND NOT DISRUPT IT. THEREFORE WE AIM TO INDIVIDUALLY TAILOR THE PROGRAM FOR EACH WINNING APPLICATION ACCORDING TO THEIR MOST CRITICAL BUSINESS NEEDS.

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OUR PROGRAM RULES ARE EXTREMELY TRANSPARENT.

The basic contract, signed with the selected companies, will be a document prepared together with Fundacja Startup Poland (Startup Poland Foundation).

During the recruitment process 10 finalist companies will be selected. These finalists will participate in a dedicated event at Campus Warsaw on 22nd September 2017 where they will pitch their projects and participate in a coaching session with mentors and jurors. At this event, up to 5 winning companies will be selected to participate in the InCredibles program. Then on 23rd September 2017 work-shops run by a special guest will take place for the selected finalists.


The winning companies selected for the InCredibles program will receive an initial grant of USD 50,000. At the end of the program there will also be an additional award, either in the form of a grant or convertible note – the value may depend by company.

INITIATOR

sebastian kulczyk

kulczyk investments ceo

The initiator of InCredibles is the leader of a new generation of Polish businessmen. For over 18 years he has been investing in technology companies. He gained his business acumen by working for large global corporations, such as Lazard, an investment bank in London, as well as the digital media department of Sony BMG in New York.

COORDINATOR

rafał plutecki

Campus Warsaw CEO

The InCredibles project counselor is the CEO of Campus Warsaw, who has been involved in the startup sector for more than 20 years. He was the founder and CEO of Internet Technologies, one of the first Polish internet service providers.

MENTORS

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RAFAŁ
PLUTECKI

CEO CAMPUS WARSAW
The Campus Warsaw CEO and the InCredibles project counsellor, has been involved in the startup sector for more than 20 years. He has gained his wide experience as a founder and CEO of Tempo Finance and managing partner of VC InnoFund. He is the founder and CEO of Internet Technologies, one of the first Polish internet service providers.
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PIOTR
PIETRZAK

CTO IBM POLSKA
For many years connected with IBN R&D, he regularly cooperates with VC/PE investment funds, incubators and accelerators. As CTO of IBM he is responsible for the development of the cloud market and cognitive computing in Poland. He promotes innovation and specializes in optimization and digital transformation projects for companies.
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JULIA KRYSZTOFIAK - SZOPA

CEO STARTUP POLAND
The President of Startup Poland Foundation. She has been working for start up sector for 8 years: in Poland, Silicon Valley and Switzerland, She was the first Program Director at California-based accelerator – Blackbox.vc. She is an entrepreneur and founder of the global lingerie brand Welfitting, producing in Poland.
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LAWRENCE
BARCLAY

HEAD OF VENTURE CAPITAL KULCZYK INVESTMENTS
Venture capital investor at Kulczyk Investments. Lawrence was previously a Principal at DN Capital, leading largely consumer internet investments across Europe and the US. Prior to his career in venture capital he was a strategy consultant at Monitor Group focusing on innovation and go-to-market strategies across life sciences (pharmaceuticals), consumer goods, and clean technologies.

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ALL PROGRAM EVENTS WILL BE HELD AT CAMPUS WARSAW – A PLACE CREATED BY GOOGLE TO SUPPORT THE POLISH TECH ENTREPRENEURS SCENE.

All our program participants will gain a unique opportunity to exchange their knowledge and experience, as well as build business contacts during numerous networking events!

applications

WE ARE LOOKING FOR CANDIDATES WHO HAVE STARTED TO TEST THEIR VALUE PROPOSITION WITH USERS AND HAVE SOME TRACTION (IDEALLY FINANCIAL).

We will evaluate team quality, value proposition, technology, business model scalability and market opportunity.

We encourage you to apply, good luck!

Timeframe:
The deadline for applications is 31th July 2017
Project selection will proceed between 1th August and 31st August 2017
The Program will be launched in autumn 2017

Please note: only applications in English will be accepted for consideration

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