Since its inception in 2017, the InCredibles start-up mentoring programme has successfully helped 52 of Poland’s most innovative rising-star start-ups gain valuable skills and expertise to realise their ambitions. In 2021, the programme completed its 5th edition with 11 participating companies – its largest cohort to date, which is also a reflection of the success and prestige of the programme.
AstroTectonic focuses on providing communities and professionals with the latest analytical methods for discovering the nature of earthquakes, and combining multichannel readings, taking seismic monitoring to an entirely new level. This is seismic monitoring by taking readings of various physical occurrences thought to be linked to earthquakes, paying particular attention to cosmic rays. This is an entirely new outlook on apparently unrelated physical processes. A multicommunication approach involving use of neural networks and formation of a global network of cosmic ray detectors will provide an innovative means of predicting earthquakes. The startup is in the process of developing prototypes for cosmic ray detectors to be used to study the link between cosmic rays and earthquakes and form a global earthquake warning system.
MIM Solutions devises and develops AI FemTech technology, and is currently working on two fertility projects: EMBRYOAID – a smart fertility disorder diagnostic imaging data analysis system. The application is an embryology aid in selection of the most promising embryo for transfer during IVF; FOLLISCAN – an IT tool that uses intelligent diagnostic algorithms and image recognition. The tool is intended as an aid for physicians in ultrasonographic diagnosis of ovarian reserve. Due to the tool’s greater diagnostic accuracy, physicians and patients will achieve better results in dealing with fertility disorders.
Digital First AI has created an internet site for devising digital marketing strategies using artificial intelligence (AI). The platform uses data fed in, for example on the type of business activity or target group, to recommend the most effective marketing measures.
Doctor.One is creating a European medical network in which physicians can provide a new model of long-term patient care in a simple subscription-based service. The innovative virtual clinic was opened in May 2021, invested in by Movens Capital, and was operating with several dozen physicians by December 2021. Contrary to the common inclination amongst startups towards automation and limited contact with patients, Doctor.One is focused on building the trusted doctor-patient relationship.
The mission of The True Green is to put to use the potential of annual plants as a future substitute for wood used in furniture production and construction, through launching the first production line in the EU making hard wood from annual plants, primarily cannabis, and creating and commercialization of construction material production technology that is based on raw materials of annual plant origin. Under the project, an annual-plant-based hard wood substitute will be made, primarily from cannabis sativa and eco-friendly construction materials such as eco-friendly insulation.
OMNIAZ creates a shopping experience for customers of stores and brands. This startup provides the FMCG sector with metaverse via Computer Visions & Augmented Reality technology. Due to Omniaz, brands and retailers can enhance the consumer experience using gamification-based content, while also influencing the shopping process and collecting all data regarding store shelves via consumer devices directly.
Atmesys produces advanced IoT measurement systems for instance for precision agriculture, renewable energy farms, or monitoring climate change and drought. These systems use a large number of smart sensors to aggregate and process large amounts of data, and to conduct predictive simulation. An approach of this kind allows informed economic decision-making, and automation of a large number of decision-making processes. By providing both hardware and software solutions, Atmesys helps customers to lower operating expenses and mitigate damage caused for instance by changing climate conditions, and also reduces the cost of maintaining process monitoring systems.
ScanTheSun has created an application for designing photovoltaic installations within one minute. This system uses augmented reality (AR) and advanced proprietary algorithms (BMI), and provides precise arrangement of solar panels, investment at lower cost, and maximum solar power yield.
Vuyap produced the first Polish fundraising sticker supporting offline collections using mobile and contactless cashless payments.
Trasee’s Gallio is comprehensive video anonymization software that resolves the dilemma of security or privacy that institutions around the world are facing more and more. Gallio is an application that automatically blurs all or certain faces and license plates on video surveillance, and other selected elements as well.
Aiming to revolutionise the way laboratories are run, Holo4Labs, have developed an augmented reality technology that helps laboratories enhance their quality and efficiency by digitising their processes. A mixed reality solution, it brings together the possibilities of Microsoft HoloLens 2 and Thermo Scientific™ SampleManager LIMS™ software. The idea was to create a fast, intuitive and helpful solution for everyday work in the laboratory. As a result, Holo4Labs includes a Mixed Reality Interface, LIMS integration, Intuitive Data Entry, the possibility of Scanning Samples and Devices with Ease, Easy Navigation for Sample Retrieval and Seamless Instrument Calibration.
CEO Przemysław Budnicki:
“The InCredibles programme has allowed for bigger visibility of our project among potential investors and customers after conferences abroad, access to knowledge from mentors and new relations in the InCredibles business network.”
“Despite covid and the changes it made on the agenda, InCredibles took great care of us by inviting us to the EEC conference panel, Radio podcast, special Digital Based Leadership Program by Digital University, and a great mentor.“
“Our company’s challenges and goals at present are fast scaling in the global market. We have a specific niche – laboratories and we are working towards gaining the position of a worldwide leader in Mixed Reality for Laboratories.”
“Our ambition for the future is growing worldwide sales as the market gains momentum, and securing the next round of investment.”
Founded to fight against plastic pollution, and a pioneer in truly ecological materials, FibriTech have developed the first technology for transforming plant fibres into three-dimensional functional structures that can have different parameters of density, elasticity and porosity and be used in agriculture, packaging, construction and many other areas as an eco-friendly alternative to plastic, mineral wool, polystyrene and other harmful materials.
Founder Tomasz Ciamulski:
“We want to prepare for efficient scaling of the industrial business and the company organisation with adjustments to quickly changing realities after covid times.”
“At the moment, we want to scale a new industrial process to the manufacturing demonstration version. A correlated challenge is to organise and manage a multidisciplinary team of engineers with some remote work, because of the physical nature of the project, and to secure industrial subcontractors working on time.”
Going into the future, the company want to develop a universal industrial technology for production of new eco fibrous materials with many applications.
“Each year we would like to identify another application and start commercialisation through new factories dedicated for that market branch.”
A certified system of remote and continuous monitoring of the temperature of wounds and the bodies of patients in order to detect infections.
The measured temperature value is sent wirelessly to the application installed on the user’s smartphone that allows for temperature reading and recording its changes. The WARMIE system is designed to support the treatment process, it can be used in prophylaxis, diagnostics and therapy.
The company has won several awards and honourable mentions, including winning second prize In December 2020, in the Warsaw Booster 20 Accelerator Programme.
The technology is part of ongoing clinical trials at the Department of General and Endocrinal Surgery and Gastroenterological Oncology of Helidor Świȩcicki Teaching Hospital in Poznan.
Striving to build an environmentally friendly world of the future powered by the sun, SunRoof offers integrated 2-in-1 photovoltaic roofs that combine roof tiles with photovoltaic cells to create roofs, facades and carports that allow customers to create intelligent, beautiful homes of the future and manage energy in their homes.
With no electricity bills and the highest comfort of living, SunRoof is an environment- and budget-friendly solution.
According to the company, SunRoof is the most efficient and environment-friendly solar roof on the market and the company’s aim is to replace all roofs with SunRoofs that will produce enough electricity for people around the globe.
An international startup, the company is growing rapidly and in February 2022, reported sales growth of 731% compared to the previous year and has announced a plan to install several hundred roofs in Sweden in 2022.
Offering customers a glimpse into the future, MAB Robotics have developed walking robots which they feel surpass any wheeled or tracked vehicle in dexterity, flexibility and obstacle avoidance, while providing stability unachievable by flying robots and which they hope to deploy as a solution for demanding scenarios and real-world problems.
The company was set up as a response to the demand related to inspection and service work inside underground installations, occurring under every city in the world.
The initial idea of the robots is that they will serve as universal support platforms for sensors and tools for moving inside underground tunnels. The demonstration environment are heating networks in which currently powered and wire-controlled circular robots are used, which have problems with moving in uneven and winding tunnels, a limited range, and their use generates high costs related to, for example, the need to carry out excavations in the centre of the city .
CO-Founder & Robotics Engineer Jakub Bartoszek:
“MAB Robotics’s biggest challenge is start-up our laboratory-tested MVP in target environments and acquiring the first client.”
“I hope thanks to the InCredibles programme, we’ll get access to exceptional training and experienced advisers to develop the team’s business competencies. I hope that we’ll meet people there, who will positively influence our future and will help us grow.”
“Our goal for the coming years is to become a leader in Europe in the inspection & maintenance services of underground infrastructure. This will be possible thanks to using an inspection system based on walking robots and the implementation of our business plan. If for our potential customers in the water & sewage and heating-network industry we’ll be the first choice to contact to solve their problems, we will know that we have succeeded.”
A company that wants to change the face of construction through its patented Wood Core Houses which are built from a solid construction of KVH wood.
The project is aiming to develop an innovative technology of wood and wood-based modular elements prefabrication system and innovative modular structures construction.
Created using the modular Wood Pack frame construction system, i.e. a ready-to-install wooden frame structure, consisting of repeatable modular building structure elements with all the necessary fasteners and precise assembly instructions, the system offers investors the construction of wooden houses using a fully tested and easy-to-install method of erecting wooden structures.
CO-Founder and Technical Director Radosław Bańkowski:
“We are working on the next funding round and finding an investor which will allow us to accelerate our development and to implement services based on the technology we have developed.”
Starting a revolution in the digital product analytics market, CUX have created the world’s first ever UX automation tool that – through machine learning for predictive analysis – allows users to recognize, detect and define behaviour patterns that indicate problems, allowing companies to quickly improve conversion, turn frustrated users into happy customers, and build significant market advantage thanks to pre-analyzing UX and finding the behavioural patterns.
Companies using the technology can save time by replacing time previously devoted to manual data analysis, but also maintain sales growth by predicting which customer behaviour will inhibit conversion. It allows companies to make their research process faster and more efficient by automating repetitive activities and focusing on making decisions on data-based insights tailored for their business goals.
CUX supports businesses on three main levels of optimization: product, marketing, and conversion.
Founder Paulina Walkowiak:
“Being an entrepreneur is all about connections, relations, and building a network. In our digital and pandemic world, it’s a bit harder to get to know the right people. We hope that the InCredibles programme will connect us with the people we can learn from, work with and we’ll be able to easily break the ice.“
“Right now, all our forces are geared towards preparing to scale in every way. So to be prepared for this process as well as possible will be our biggest need for now.“
“Ultimately, we want to be the first choice in the category of behavioural/product analytics tools. That is our aim.”
An automatic, safe and remote AI supported system for identity verification, wherever it is needed in the customer service process.
Identt provides a system equipped with algorithms in combination with biometric checking of the image of a person, but offers companies many options of identity checking.
The company offers three solutions for identity checking: Identt Vision, Identt Video and Identt Knowledge.
The company is the recipient of numerous awards and distinctions including being the 2021 Start-up Challenger Winner at the European Economic Congress.
Cloud Partners plans, creates and optimises cost-effective cloud environments. Their experienced IT professionals and architects have contributed to many secure and efficient cloud platform implementations.
Thanks to the company’s innovative solutions and tools, the journey is cost effective. The company’s Cloudmizer additionally accelerates the digital transformation of its Customers’ companies.
Cloud Partners will support clients with knowledge and experience during the cloud adoption, and the company’s unique technological solutions will accelerate digital transformation of companies.
Founder Michał Ciemiński:
“As a start-up we very much look for advice from mentors of the InCredibles programme, especially sharing their experience on their way to success as well as sharing useful business cases which we can deploy into our strategy. We also look for help in building up tactics in the field of globalisation of our product. Last but not least, access to later stage investors who can help us with smart money investment is key for our future scaling up.“
“We are moving from a small startup to scaling up and hiring more people, establishing proper processes so each piece of advice from those who could share their successful insights on how they did it are most welcomed.“
“Our ultimate aim is to become the world leader in cloud computing cost optimization software in 5 years from now. To achieve that, we will need to build a Product Led Growth company with a global mindset and processes and talents as well as close cooperation with AI/ML scientists on the international level.”
A start-up that has created a tool supporting the design and implementation of dental implant procedures. It uses an innovative method of precise measurement of the bone tissue density parameter.
The bone tissue density assessment system is performed at the stage of CBCT diagnostics and the distinguishing features of the system are precision in quick diagnosis, functionality and ease of use for the doctor, as well as patient satisfaction and safety.
CEO Andrzej Halarewicz:
“We hope that our participation in the InCredibles programme will strengthen our ability to successfully launch our company and innovative product to the market. Having the ambition to quickly enter the international/global market we need professional support and mentoring and this is what we expect to get.”
“The biggest challenge is to confront different market/legal regulations as well as very efficient communication with our target group which is composed of professionals.”
“We will consider it a success if in 3-5 years we will be present in major EU markets and be ready for further expansion.”
Utilising the completely new and revolutionary farming method of vertical farming, whereby plants are grown upwards on specially designed units in an indoor environment, rather than at ground level over a widespread area, Vertigo Farms grow organic plants and herbs without the use of pesticides on a literally vertical farm located in the Puławy Science and Technology Park.
The environmentally-conscious company currently specialise in growing plants for organic plant extracts for use in the cosmetics, pharmaceutical and food industries, which are obtained from herbs grown indoors in a strictly controlled environment and obtained using the ecological CO2 extraction method.
The company is able to deliver extracts at any period of the year, which are always fresh and natural. They also offer research services on the search for valuable phytonutrients in plants.
Vertigo Farms is the first publicly known European actor to produce natural extracts from plants grown indoors.
CEO Dawid Drzewiecki:
“Participation in the InCredibles Programme has given us knowledge about how to improve our business in different areas (consulting with HR, financial, marketing specialists) Networking – building contacts in business environment (especially pharma and beauty) Workshops – challenging and thinking ‘out of the box’ about problems in our business during different workshops.”
“At present, our main challenge and plan is to scale our business – after confirmation of market demand, we need to scale our production capacities and prepare legal documents allowing us to start selling crops (legal compliance, certifications, permissions).”
“Looking ahead, our ambition is to become the best producer of organic crops in Europe, providing the highest quality to a consumer whilst minimising the industrial impact on the environment. I’d like to scale the business and start regular sales in Poland and next, implement our solution in other European markets (Germany, Switzerland).”
An R&D focused technological company dedicated to providing innovative, sustainable and profitable solutions for the problem of global waste. The company develops innovations which can effectively break down waste’s molecular structures and efficiently convert their building blocks into clean fuels, chemicals and other resources.
The company specialises in a technology that produces liquid hydrocarbons, which can be used as feedstock for plastic or engine fuels components, from non-recyclable waste plastic. As a R&D focused company, we continue to work on developing subsequent generations of technologies targeting other problematic waste.
The company has developed a breakthrough and alternative chemical technology for processing plastics in order to produce new and clean plastics and its goal is to create a global standard for plastics technology (including petrochemical raw materials).
On a mission to change the way drugs are discovered and brought to market, Molecule.one have developed a chemical synthesis planning tool based on Artificial Intelligence which speeds up the process of creating new drugs.
Optimising the process of structure to synthesis in three simple steps, the tool enables users to draw a structure using a simple molecular editor or import and design synthesis in no more than a few minutes.
Syntheses are ranked by chance of success and users’ preferred criteria and users can then view results in a modern user interface, optimised for viewing diverse pathways along with the necessary supporting information.
The company saw a successful 2021 after managing to raise $4.6 million for further development with investors including Atmos Venture and other investors from Europe and the USA: AME Cloud Ventures, Cherubic Ventures, Firlej Kastory, Inventures and Luminous Ventures.
The pre-seed investor Sunfish Partners also attended, along with several major retail investors, including Dr. Sebastian Guth, Bayer Pharmaceuticals president for the Americas region.
These investment funds will be used by the company to expand its team in order to further develop Molecule.
Others successes in 2021 included the company increasing its team by 40%, enlarging it from 12 to 21 people and two of the company’s founders, Piotr Byrski and Paweł Włodarczyk-Pruszyński, were awarded by Forbes Polska to “30 before 30” in 2021.
In 2022, the company will move to a new, modern office in a new location in a green district of Warsaw close to the Stare Bielany metro station.
A platform helping to connect patients with mental health professionals, Therapify helps users to choose a psychotherapist, book appointments and track their progress, and also helps support therapists as a platform to manage their business.
Describing the company’s benefits from being part of the InCredibles Programme, Co-Founder and CEO Luk Strong said:
“Definitely, the answer is — a highly curated network. Kulczyk InCredibles introduces you to top VCs, Mentors, and Founders in Poland. A lot is going on in the startup ecosystem in Poland but only a small percent of it is really valuable. Incredibles gives you the fast-track to the right people and surrounds it with interesting workshops. And, Jarek Sroka is one of the best leaders of such initiatives I have met – very available, very helpful, and very proactive.“
Regarding the company’s current focus and 2022 plans he added:
“We have now changed the focus on providing mental health care to employees. Our virtual clinic is working with 100+ active professionals and we work on connecting new companies to it. Soon you should see the first results. Stay tuned.”
A Polish EdTech startup passionate about 3D printing and how it can be used in educating young people around the world.
Seeing itself as a bridge between science and creativity and keen to develop interdisciplinary 21st century STEAM skills through the process of designing, building and programming 3D-printable smart toys, Skriware has developed a fully integrated educational ecosystem, called the SkriLab, consisting of easy-to-use 3D printers, educational robots and an online e-learning platform.
Speaking about Skriware’s participation in the InCredibles programme, CEO Karol Górnowicz said:
“Through participation in the InCredibles programme, we managed to meet outstanding business experts, who most likely would not have found time to talk to us otherwise. We’ve also taken part in outstanding international business events, such as TechCrunch Disrupt in Berlin or Masters & Robots. Finally, we’ve been invited to pitch in front of top VC investors from Poland, including Sebastian Kulczyk from Manta Ray, Marcin Hejka from OTB Ventures and Michał Rokosz from Inovo Venture Partners.”
Key developments for the company last year were improving their business model by outsourcing production of hardware (3D printers and educational robots) and putting crucial emphasis on content & software creation which lead to a more advanced user analytics process.
“As a result, we’ve increased our sales 12 times y/y, breaking even and banking over $2.5m in revenue for 2021. We’ve also been named as top 100 EdTech startups in Europe by Holoniq and number two Polish EdTech startup by the Polish Development Fund. Right now we are one of the main suppliers when it comes to equipping Polish primary schools with 3D and robotics labs.”
Seeking to make their mark in the emerging space economy, Progresja Space develops its own products on the market of small satellites, so called ‘smallsats’.
The startup’s innovation is providing dedicated, complete propulsion systems, closed in one module, which are connected to the CubeSat satellite rail and used by small satellites to enable disruptive services to function in the space economy.
The use of drives for small satellites will enable the functioning of a constellation of small satellites that will provide services such as 5G, satellite internet or Earth observation. At the same time, the drives will take care of the removal of space debris. Due to the dynamic development (miniaturisation, commercialisation) of small satellites, not all modules have kept up with their development.
Founder and CEO Tomasz Palacz
“In 2021, we secured a contract and financing from the European Space Agency for the development of our core satellite propulsion technology, offering crucial competitive advantages, around which we plan to build a strong business case for the global market.
We have also secured a funding round from a Polish VC company enabling us to demonstrate our products in space and kick start sales and a contract for an in-orbit demonstration of our first products – we will fly our subsystem aboard a satellite launched with Falcon 9 in December 2022. Right now, we work hard to meet that goal.”
The company have also started the process of rebranding, and in the following months, will roll out their new brand along with a new value proposition and business case.
“The new direction is certainly more difficult but offers a much higher potential for growth and impact in the space industry. We are really excited about that.”
Seeking to set a new standard in the road construction industry and revolutionise the road construction process by cutting it from five stages to only one, ReBe has created an approved new tool for making transverse joints at the end of a completed section of an asphalt road through a specially designed overrun and abutment beam that is designed to reduce the cost and time of making asphalt joints and the quantity of asphalt needed.
Each method of creating transverse joints used to date, has entailed substantial raw material and time loss, and has not guaranteed the proper quality, ReBe’s goal is to change that.
Founder and CEO Krzysztof Przybylski:
“Participation in the InCredibles programme gave us a solid foundation to build our brand and image. The knowledge we gained during the workshops allowed us to better prepare for entering the market with the product. Meetings with experts made us look at certain processes differently, which resulted in an improvement of the business strategy.”
“Our greatest achievement since the completion of InCredibles has been the launch of the product on the market and the acquisition of the first customers among the largest construction companies in Poland. The great interest in the industry made us start the process of entering foreign markets.”
A pioneering biotechnology company that develops proprietary drug technologies and drug formulations in the fields of oncology and diabetology, Biotts have developed a breakthrough drug delivery technology, called the universal transdermal therapeutic system MTC-Y (Multifunctional Transdermal Carrier-Y) which increase the bioavailability of active substances several times, enabling them to penetrate through the skin into soft tissues and bones.
The carrier can be easily modified to obtain targeted action in pathologically changed tissues. Thanks to the system, it is possible to reduce the therapeutic dose of the drug, while maintaining its original effect and simultaneously reducing the side effects. In addition, the system enables transport of one to several active substances, which makes it possible to design multi-component drugs.
CEO Paweł Biernat:
“Our participation in the Kulczyk InCredibles programme was a time of intense learning. In a series of sessions, including workshops that lasted several weeks and featured leading experts and consultants, we were able to improve our skills – particularly those related to successfully acquiring additional funding for our projects, managing our company, and building its value. In discussions with business practitioners, we learned about better pricing strategies for our goods and services that would allow us to generate higher profits. Besides mentoring and technical support, the agenda also included workshops on i.e. product design, effectively reaching customers and entering new markets. Each of these things has had a definite, positive impact on the entire Biotts team, as evidenced by the fact that we are currently in talks with the world’s biggest pharmaceutical companies. The program confirmed the attractiveness of our business model from a “big pharma” point of view – this because it takes into account the needs of our business partner, also in terms of how that company makes money. We can sell licences, work together with our partners to further develop potential new drugs, or even design an entirely new formulation that is tailored to the specific needs of a customer.”
“The last year has been a time of significant changes at Biotts: we managed to open a Boston (USA) office and moved into new, larger facilities (offices, lab) in Poland. We participated in a Google accelerator programme designed for European startups from the medical and healthcare industries. We received a nomination for the Presidential Economic Award granted by the President of Poland and were also acknowledged with an Impact Stars Award by Deloitte. Personally, as the company’s CEO, I was also recognized with a first-place finish in the “50 Most Creative People in Business” ranking. But the most important thing that happened last year was the preclinical research conducted by Biotts (in accordance with European Medical Agency standards). It confirmed that we are able to control the extent/depth to which our carrier penetrates the skin and increases the activity of various drugs. In vitro, in vivo and penetration testing confirmed that our carrier is not only 100% safe, but also has a very real and positive impact on a patient’s quality of life.”
Aiming to start a revolution in environmental protection through a technology which reverses the process of waste generation, Natalab is a startup created for the development and commercialization of innovative catalytic technologies used in: energy, mining and waste processing.
The flagship product is an organic hazardous waste gasification plant. Product two is an electronic multi-layer waste gasification system. Both products feature breakthrough technology of catalytic purification of post-process gases in reverse flow reactors.
A vendor of cybersecurity solutions dedicated to industry, including critical infrastructure, the company have developed a new innovative SCADVANCE XP system which is a new generation IDS system (intrusion detection system) for monitoring and early warning against cyber attacks.
Strategy and Development Director Katarzyna Berbeć:
“The most valuable aspects of the InCredibles mentorship programme for ICsec were: access to inspiring mentors, access to practical knowledge on leadership and successful entrepreneurship and finally access to investors. In all these areas we were challenged and advised. For example, we had an opportunity to talk to Supreet Singh Manchanda (a former CEO, CTO & CIO and currently investor).“
“Our biggest achievement in 2021 was to win the biggest commercial contract in the water and sewage sector in Poland. We proposed our product Scadvance XP as a key tool that allows for the monitoring of an industrial network and detects any anomalies in this network (including appearance of threat actors, cyberthreats, vulnerabilities etc.). Our mission is to make industrial networks resilient towards cyberthreats. As the interest in industrial cybersecurity is growing continuously, we believe 2022 will be even more successful both for ICsec and for our clients as well.”
A Gaming Network connecting millions of gamers worldwide, while playing games on the website and mobile application, users gain SoulGems, the virtual currency of the portal, which they can exchange in the Gamehag store for any reward. The site also rewards users with SoulGems for their active participation in helping to build the community. Users can perform tasks in games of the portal’s partners which allows for the testing of new online products.
The company currently has over 9 million users and 10 million monthly visits, gaining half a million new users in the last six months.
One milestone in the company’s development was entering Asian markets and by 2020, the site had been translated into 9 languages.
A fintech company operating in Poland and the United Kingdom, Billon developed standards of digital currency circulation and other data through blockchain technology.
Their Unified Enterprise DLT System is a high performance and regulatory compliant blockchain for digital cash, data, and identity management. It allows for the recording of transactions in a non-editable format which is transparent and unalterable. In contrast to many blockchain solutions, Billon does not use cryptocurrencies.
The company believes that consumers and companies demand the ability to transact in national currencies they trust and to have their assets, data and identities protected. Billon’s Unified Enterprise DLT System is ready to power solutions serving regulated markets – the economy thousands times bigger than crypto.
CEO Wojtek Kostrzewa & Founder and CTO/CVO Andrzej Horoszczak:
“Billon maintains a competitive advantage over competing blockchain protocols. Tests carried out in recent months under the supervision of PwC specialists have shown that our protocol is 2.5 times faster and uses up to 60% less energy than business architectures based on Ethereum.”
“Billon is one of the few companies from all over Europe participating in the EBSI project – European Blockchain Services Infrastructure – supervised by the European Commission, which aims to create blockchain-based public services at the European level. As part of the project, Billon will present prototypes of two solutions: an IP rights management platform on a blockchain and a digital product passport in a circular economy.”
“Billon’s blockchain protocol has been used in pilot solutions by companies such as Raiffeisen Bank International (a platform for tokenization of money and other assets), ERGO Hestia (sending money to customers bypassing a bank account), or TAURON (sending and storing energy supply contracts on the blockchain).”
The company closed Round A of funding in March 2020 in which they raised $ 6 million from new and existing investors. In the following months, the company raised over 2 million pounds from private investors and the British government as part of the Future Fund program, supporting innovative companies, and 225,000 pounds from the Innovate UK program.
The company’s plans for 2022 include cooperation with FIS, a leading global provider of IT technologies for banks and payment companies, which is Billon’s investor and strategic partner.
“As part of the cooperation, we will create a showroom showing the circulation of digital money on blockchain in a test environment, which will be used by FIS and its clients – primarily banks and payment institutions in the USA.”
The company will also continue with the European Blockchain Services Infrastructure, EBSI project.
“We will continue to develop the EBSI project, moving from the concept phase to working solutions: a blockchain platform for managing tokenized IP rights and a product passport in the circular economy. In the latter case, we will focus on two specific products for which the certainty of the origin of the raw materials and the possibility of their recycling play a significant role: plastic and car batteries.”
In addition, the company will take an active part in the work related to the digital currency of the central bank as part of the Digital Pound Foundation and the Digital Euro Association and are eager to discuss the topic in Poland.
The company also intend to conduct another round of financing in mid-2022 to raise funds from a large institutional investor with the aim of allocating new funds to product development, increasing sales and marketing efforts and opening our blockchain platform to third parties.
Their description of their experience with the InCredibles Programme 2019:
“For Billon, the advice on fast business scaling we received from best practitioners such as Zev Siegl, co-founder of Starbucks, was a significant support. We also participated in a strategy building workshop with Wojciech Świercz and Maciej Rebajn from Bain & Company and discussed with Artur Adamowicz, owner of Talking Heads PR, how to best shape media relations. The foreign part of the program was also very important, in which, together with other participants, we could see how similar companies are doing at Google Campus in London, a global and extremely competitive fintech centre, or at the Slush conference in Helsinki, the world’s leading startup event.”
Producing innovative therapies for veterinary use at cutting-edge research and production facilities and cooperating with ambitious scientists, Bioceltix works on biopharmaceuticals that harness the immunomodulatory properties of mesenchymal stem cells (AlloMSC), developed following the highest quality and safety standards.
The company’s goal is to market new, effective solutions in the field of veterinary medicine.
The company currently have three products in the pipeline, a biological drug candidate based on allogeneic stem cells, used in intravenous injection intended for the treatment of degenerative joint lesions in dogs, another for atopic dermatitis in dogs and a third for the treatment of arthritis in horses.
Since participating in the InCredibles in 2019, when they were at the beginning of the research and development phase of their technological platform, the company has seen their activities in 2021 confirm that they are on the right track.
President of the Management Board Łukasz Bzdzion:
“In July 2021, the company received the Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP) certificate from the Global Pharmaceutical standards regulator, whilst at the start of November 2021 we signed an agreement for the comprehensive realisation of a clinical study for our product candidate, a drug for the treatment of degenerative joint lesions in dogs with a leading international company, Clinical Research Organization (CRO).”
“At the end of 2021, start of 2022, we finished safety phase trials for the same product and before us is the most important phase, that of confirming the efficacy of the candidate drug in field trials in dogs with degenerative joint disease.”
In 2022, the company plans to engage in safety and field trials on their other candidates and are conducting business talks regarding potential cooperation with a large industry partner.
An environmentally conscious company aiming to help solve problems related to water waste and scarcity, edrop was created to help individuals around the world to become more rational with their water use. A gadget that fits on your tap, the edrop is the first device which educates and motivates people to save water and, as a result, save money and the environment.
It can be connected to the mobile app and website platform to give users instant data on their water consumption, affording such insights as how much water is used while tooth brushing and dish washing.
Nevomo have developed a highly innovative means of transport which provides fast transportation of persons or goods at high speeds on the basis of the sustainable transport concept, called MagRail: a technology that enables a quick, phased implementation of hyperloop-inspired transportation technology within railways’ existing systems.
Based on magnetic levitation, linear motor, and autonomous control systems, it can be subsequently transformed into a vacuum version called the hyperloop. The company have developed a unique technology for a MagRail system – a passive magnetic levitation train operating on existing railway tracks at speeds up to 550 kph (340 mph).
This hybrid solution allows for the functionality of both the MagRail system and conventional trains on the same tracks.
However, the company’s ultimate goal – hyperloop – will require new dedicated infrastructure. It will enable vehicles to travel at up to 1,200 kph (746 mph). Hyperloop is a cross between a train and an airplane.
It will enable travel between Frankfurt and Berlin in 30 minutes, travelling near the speed of sound. The pod moves in a special tube, in which air pressure is as low as it is at an altitude of 10 km, which greatly reduces air resistance. It travels without contact with the tunnel using magnetic levitation.
CPO and Co-Foundar Przemek Ben Pączek & Product Design Director and Co-Foundar Kasia Foljanty:
“Apart from gaining significant new investors and partners, we consider it a great success how the technology invented by Nevomo found recognition among the largest European railway operators. This is undoubtedly the best confirmation of the credibility of our strategy and technology that we can get from the market, and a confirmation of the need for this type of mobility solution which can take railways to a completely new dimension.”
“As a result, Nevomo started preparations for the first 1:1 scale technology tests on a track in Nowa Sarzyna, Poland, as well as strategic cooperation with Rete Ferroviaria Italiana aimed at conducting the first full-scale MagRail system pilot on a test track located on the RFI test facility in Bologna San Donato. The test track will allow us to test the system in operation under different track conditions, at different speeds and, as a result, to take another big step towards building vehicles for passenger and freight transport.”
Describing their experience of the Incredibles Programme 2019, Nevomo said:
“Participation in the InCredibles mentorship programme gave us, above all, access to new partners and investors. With this, we could easily establish different relationships crucial for our MagRail technology. From our perspective, a very important part of the program was also the organiation of workshops, where key topics for the development of companies like ours were discussed. We also appreciated the webinar on the situation of startups in the pandemic. At that moment, when the number of infections in Poland was just beginning to grow, no one was able to predict the scale and its consequences. InCredibles was quick to respond, offering us its expertise and experience at a time when we all needed it.”
In 2022, the company intend to conduct the first full-scale tests of their technology and make progress on the project to create a test track in Italy. They will also continue working on strategic partnerships which will bring them closer to the implementation of the MagRail system.
A biotech company that aims to fuse science with design and whose mission is to change the future of packaging by pioneering new biodegradable materials that can be grown and produced as a by-product from unwanted food waste.
Their trademark material, the Scoby, is a durable material which is impermeable to water and insoluble in water and can be grown on waste in areas of deprived sunlight, making it stand out against other renewable materials such as algae or bamboo. Its uses include in disposable packaging, where it can replace plastic, textiles and other materials.
The Scoby material is weaved through a biological process that turns unwanted food into biomaterials. This form of pure cellulose has unique features that do not require petroleum-based additives and other non-biodegradable and toxic substances and is being developed for the packaging of cosmetics and foods.
The company have also developed a leather-replacement material, Transleather, also grown from food in a couple of weeks with the use of super microbes.
Currently in the process of commercialising their products, in 2022, the company will take part in the Plug and Play Network’s New Materials and Packaging Accelerator Programme.
At the beginning of 2022, the company was also a Green Alley Award Finalist in Europe’s first startup prize for the Circular Economy, based in Berlin.
Designed for developers and general contractors, ProperGate is a system that simplifies the management of logistics on large-scale construction projects by automating the management of deliveries and internal transport to optimise project costs, reduce the amount of time wasted and increase the efficiency of logistics.
It also supports general contractors, subcontractors and suppliers who carry out investments of any kind to save availability of just-in-time materials for planned activities and minimise the risk of project delays and loss of profit.
Growing steadily since their participation in the InCredibles Programme, the company has won many awards and been recognised by leaders in the industry. It was ranked in the Top 50 of the 10th Lee Kuan Yew Global Business Plan Competition and features in a compilation of the best companies in the world organised by BuiltWorlds Chicago, highlighting companies that push the boundaries of products through automation and IoT.
More recently, ProperGate was recognised by PwC, Business Insider Polska, Ringier Axel Springer for a rising star ESG – a startup that changes the world for the better.
CEO & Co-Founder Rafał Grudzień:
“Since the end of the InCredibles program, we have constantly developed the product to make it the strongest support for the daily work on a construction site in the field of logistics. [Through the programme] we gained knowledge and experience enabling building new modules and targeting new target groups. Due to the pandemic, we had to revise our plans, strategies and willingness to enter other, new markets.”
“Despite the adversities, we continued to grow in strength…In the first half of the previous year, we managed to close an investment round with an amount of EUR 1 million. Investment funds were invested in the project by for example the Polish-American Smok Ventures, British Realty Corporation and business angels from for many years associated with the real estate and construction market: Stanislav Frnka (partner in Cornerstone Partners), Grzegorz Strutyński (managing director of GTC), Paweł Wierzbicki (president of Schindler Polska) and Tomasz Trzósło (president of EPP). We also managed to take part in a large trade fair in Dubai for the first time. We got to know the specifics of the market and met many potential customers, and for fruit the time will come this year.”
The company’s aim in 2022 is to focus on internationalisation and exploring the potential of the market in Western Europe in particular.
The company will also be focusing on greater involvement in ESG, in building a strategy aimed at minimising the negative effects of companies’ activities on the environment and start its enforcement as the company feels ProperGate is the perfect data source for ESG reporting on investments.
“More and more companies come to us because they want to monitor CO2 emissions from the construction stage, or see the scale of waste produced during construction. Therefore, it will also be a year of development for ProperGate in terms of ESG and we are very happy about it, because making a change in the world of construction has been our aim from the very beginning.”
The company also intend to participate in another investment round to exponentially increase the development and growth of ProperGate.
A startup that develops virtual reality (VR) technology to be used with tumor patients to help them deal with anxiety or depression. This combines VR and behavioral therapy. It creates virtual worlds in which oncology patients can become immersed, and this lowers their stress and anxiety levels. The company also tests the efficacy of psychotherapy in dealing with a tumor. In April 2019, the startup received PLN 1.2 m from the Gdańsk-based fund Black Pearls VC.
Pioneers in the implementation of nanotechnology, QNA Technology are one of the global leaders and the Polish pioneer of quantum dot synthesis. The company has developed a globally unique flow technology which allows repetitive synthesis of large amounts of quantum dots of high quality.
Quantum dots can absorb light and convert it into electricity (photovoltaics), but they can also convert electricity into light (diodes, displays) or convert one colour of radiation into another (radiation converters).
The company focuses on designing and manufacturing semiconductor colloidal nanostructures and modification of their surfaces, to meet the needs of customers from different market sectors.
The company’s products include indestructible dyes in which Quantum dots are used as an alternative to organic dyes. Basic features of such dots are: easy colour tuning of the emission (absorption), emission stability over time, and emission resistance to environmental conditions.
Another product are spray semiconductors. The colloidal form of quantum dots combined with their extended surface make it possible to equip them with various functionalities. The new dot properties thus obtained pave the way for a virtually unlimited range of innovative applications in numerous industry sectors.
The company is already involved in the sale of some of its products (QNA.dots and QNA.inks) and is currently working on more products. Some projects are in an advanced stage, such as: synthesis of the high-quality cadmium-free quantum dots, blue radiating dots and dots for radiation converters that are used in photovoltaics and growing plants.
In 2019, the company won the Main Prize in the Innovation Eagles Competition for the most innovative projects that have emerged in Polish business over the last twelve months and in December 2019 the company participated in the Garage+ StartupGlobalProgramme, an exclusive Taiwanese accelerator where it undertook ten one-on-one meetings with high level managers of the most important global companies in the semiconductor and display industry.
An intuitive next-generation application for Sales, Salesbook is an innovative sales and presentation tool for the mobile sales team, which helps sales reps to reach the customer, analyse their needs and present and configure the product.
The tool is offered in a SaaS model and combines elements of Sales Enablement with Configure Price Quote which allows even a novice trader to go through the sales process of their product. The application has been used by Prudential to sell life insurance policies, Mercedes to sell cars, BMW to sell motorbikes and Innogy, Fortum and Axpo to sell energy.
The company estimate that the system helps to increase sales by an average of 23%, improve customer experience by an average of 17% and save companies over 13% on marketing materials.
The aims of the application are to help make sellers more effective and have better conversations with their clients, help customers to understand products and their benefits quicker and monitor the activity and quality of sellers’ work, allowing the transfer of best practices to the rest of the team.
2021 saw the company cement their position on the market and win an industry award.
CEO Dariusz Nawojczyk:
“We closed the year 2021 with 100% sales growth without any external funding. This makes us feel really proud as we proved to be a well organised and efficient organisation. The second thing is that Salesbook has been recognized as the best sales automation tool in the UiPath Automation Award contest.”
“In the short term we would like to close the funding which we plan to use as a rocket for our internalisation. We were really close to achieving it in January. In the long term, our goal is always the same: to grow. We want to repeat our result from 2021 and double our sales in 2022.”
A unique solar heating panel based on the company’s own innovative technology. SOLHOTAIR enables efficient heat generation by converting solar energy into thermal energy by means of solar collectors.
In winter and during the transitional periods in spring and autumn, SOLHOTAIR collectors heat the interior of utility rooms as a complementary heat source.
SOLHOTAIR solar collectors can be used in residential homes, factory and warehouse buildings, sports halls, shopping centres, restaurants, hotels and agricultural facilities. For example the collectors can be installed on walls and roofs of buildings or as an element of autonomous solar dryers for drying biomass, cereals, fruits, herbs, coffee, wood, especially during summer and early autumn.
In addition to the heating function, SOLHOTAIR collectors fulfil the ventilation function by exchanging air from inside the building with fresh, filtered air from outside at any time of day or night.
Thanks to SolHotAir’s solar heating air collectors, the company estimates that their clients can save up to 40% on heating costs during the heating season.
COO Grzegorz Maciaszek:
“Sebastian Kulczyk’s InCredibles mentoring program was the first major program we participated in as a Solhotair team. It helped us gain advanced knowledge on the development of the company’s strategy. During this program, the company’s strategy was born and we consistently implement it now. In addition, the InCredibles program has greatly helped us in terms of marketing. We have become a recognisable company on the startup market. Thanks to this, we obtained a strategic investor and money for business development in the first financial round.”
Solhotair is currently in the product launch phase. In 2021, the company built a production line and started the Solar Keymark certification process.
“We hope to receive this most important Solar Keymark industry certificate in March 2022. This will open the way for us to sell products all over the world. We are currently executing the first orders in the pre-sale system, incl. to Switzerland, France, Italy and of course for Polish clients.”
A modern method of data erasure, WIPERAPP® have created a simple tool for irreversible removal of data from hard drives without the need to physically destroy the media itself.
The solution complies with the latest regulations regarding the processing of personal data (GDPR) as well as the requirements of FBI, CIA, FMV and ABW, and also follows the NIST standard (The National Institute of Standards and Technology). As a result, it can be used not only for personal purposes, but it can also be successfully used in companies and state institutions.
WIPERAPP® software is compliant with all available HDD and SDD disks and thanks to unique solutions developed as a result of several years practice, is fully safe for semiconductor media.
Founder and CEO Marcin Wyrwas:
“We received an invitation from NASK and the Institute of Innovative Technologies EMAG to participate in the Common Criteria certification at the EAL 4+ cybersecurity level…We have started distribution in India and in 2022 we want to focus on Asian markets, where our competition has not yet built a solid foundation.”
A Czech startup, Avocode have created software to help save time when working with design files and to centralize design collaboration, version control, prototyping, feedback, and developer hand-off allowing users to work on any design, anywhere, with anyone.
When the company first launched the first public version of Avocode in 2015, their simple purpose was to make it easier for developers to turn designs into code.
In October 2021, the company was aquired by Ceros, a no-code content creation platform for interactive design, which the company team feel shares their values and vision and will allow them to “accelerate the roadmap of Open Design, creating an open infrastructure that simply doesn’t exist today in the creative world.”
CEO of Ceros Simon Berg:
“We are insanely excited about the Avocode team and technology becoming part of the Ceros family. Our businesses and cultures could not be more aligned, and our shared vision of the future is palpable. The world at large undervalues the importance of design and creativity, Ceros is determined to change that. Avocode and their Open Design API means we are one step closer to a more connected, open, and impactful design space for businesses and creatives.”
The creator of an innovative portable diagnostic device that fits in one hand, Genomtec was established in Wrocław, with a vision of international expansion based on a unique mobile genetic diagnostics platform utilising a patented contactless heating and detection system.
The company’s flagship project is Genomtec ID. Its development and commercialisation will enable the diagnostic process to be conducted in point of care settings, such as outpatient clinics, pharmacies, doctors’ surgeries, and hospital emergency wards (A&E), without the need for complicated and time-consuming laboratory handling provided by qualified personnel.
The unique features of Genomtec ID include the compact size of the analyser, its low energy consumption, and the shortest time of assaying, the wide spectrum and high level of accuracy of the analysis, as well as affordability for clients. All these features of the Genomtec ID put it in a leading position among the genetic diagnostic devices currently available on the global market.
Another area of the Genomtec team’s activity is the development and market adoption of laboratory tests, among other things, used for detecting viral-based infectious diseases and the company has been providing solutions for urgent needs in the battle against the COVID-19 pandemic, caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
Founded by a group of scientists with experience and competences in the field of molecular biology, microstructures and photonics in 2016, Genomtec has its headquarters and laboratories in Wrocław. It also has an office in the United Kingdom, where part of the international research and engineering team is located.
An algorithm for initial medical diagnosis, Infermedica’s aim is to make it easier to pre-diagnose, triage, and direct patients to appropriate medical services.
Infermedica helps insurance, healthcare and pharmaceutical companies increase efficiency, improve patient flow, and reduce costs.
The company’s aim is to solve three basic problems: a global deficit of doctors, improve everyone’s access to healthcare and improve the sustainability of healthcare systems by creating AI-powered healthcare solutions that help doctors deliver efficient, safe, and reliable care to their patients.
To date, the company has performed over 10 million checkups in 30 countries and 19 languages with a 93% diagnostic engine accuracy rate.
Since the company’s first idea for a symptom checking tool in 2012, it has grown to a team of over 180 people, hiring over 70 in 2021. 2021 also saw the company making steps towards the Infermedica platform, a holistic value suite to serve patients, physicians and providers, which goes far beyond patient triage to intake, consultation, diagnosis support and follow up after a visit.
The company also launched a paediatric screening tool for the initial diagnosis and triage of the youngest patients.
The company has ambitious expansion plans for 2022 and in January 2022, secured $30 million in Series B Funding, with One Peak leading the investment round, and with the support of the company’s previous investors: karma.vc, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, Heal Capital, and Inovo Venture Partners.
The investment will be used to further develop the company’s Medical Guidance Platform and add new modules to cover the full primary care journey.
Last year, Infermedica’s team grew by 80% to 180 specialists, including physicians, data scientists and engineers. Company CEO Piotr Orzechowski says Infermedica has an ambitious plan to nearly double its team in the next 12 months.
CEO Piotr Orzechowski about the company’s experience on the InCredibles programme:
“Our participation in Kulczyk InCredibles was an amazing opportunity to work and refine our business assumption with top mentors. The program helped us increase the visibility of our company and allowed us to meet fellow founders who shared similar challenges. As part of the program we also enjoyed a trip to Techcrunch Berlin which was a great experience and networking opportunity.”
A unique device that aids manufacturers in monitoring the condition of their machines with real-time AI diagnostics, Neuron Soundware uses AI to measure and monitor the functionality of machines and equipment and detects failures based on their sounds.
The company aims to overcome issues such as lack of skilled maintenance workers, minimise unplanned outages, prevent extensive machine failures and optimise manufacturing processes. AI & neural networks detect anomalies continuously with constant online reporting.
The device, which can be easily installed onto any machine, observes the machine over one period of normal operation, before connecting to an online platform and uses machine learning algorithms with advanced AI to evaluate the sounds of the machine continuously in real time, providing 24/7 monitoring which can be accessed by the customer in a dedicated portal which provides a complete overview of the machine’s condition and which helps to detect anomalies early allowing for predictive maintenance.
Set up in 2016, the company has since raised over 6 million euro in funding and won the ABB Open Innovation Award for Predictive Maintenance from more than 1100 startups from around the world.
A bespoke educational app, the NUADU platform is designed to provide each student with a unique learning experience based on their proficiency, which it measures.
Aimed at schools and learning centres, the data-driven system helps to identify students’ learning gaps and then provides content and tools to bridge these gaps effectively. Content for the platform is being provided by a range of renowned educational publishers.
Amongst others, NUADU’s online assessment platform offers internationally aligned language exams and mock exams for TOEIC, IELTS, and EPIT exams (TOEFL-ITP aligned) conducted online and automatically marked with data-driven results with NUADU English Exams taken by thousands of test takers coming from universities and private language schools around the world.
The company has offices in Poland and Singapore, and is now trying to conquer the Australian market.
Launched at the CEE All Stars Campus Warsaw, the 1st edition of InCredibles was Poland’s first bespoke accelerator programme for the most innovative business projects with strong future potential.
The idea of the programme was to provide financial support, but above all the transfer of knowledge, skills, experience and mentoring by leading business figures, and a trusted partnership to promising start-ups.
The project utilised the resources of Campus Warsaw and the experiences of the Startup Poland Foundation to create a project of maximum usefulness for participating companies by matching mentors to the needs and expectations of each company.
The 1st edition saw 426 start-ups apply for a place on the programme, of which 10 finalists were invited to present their idea in front of a jury and five were selected.
The jury was comprised of Julia Szopa (President of Startup Poland Foundation), Lawrence Barclay (Head of VC at Kulczyk Investments), Mariusz Gralewski (Founder and President of DocPlanner and Business Angel), Sebastian Kulczyk, Piotr Pietrzak (Director of Technologies for Poland at IBM) and Rafał Plutecki (Head of Campus Warsaw).
The five winning startups – Archdesk, Hotailors, Radionet, Tidio and UserEngage – received financial support in the form of non-returnable grants of up to USD 100,000 – sourced from private funds – and mentoring, workshops and networking. They were also given access to the online platform of the IBM Global Entrepreneur Programme, with access to tools and resources of the company.
Here’s a description of the five companies, plus an update on their activities.
An innovative workflow management software, created for the streamlining of processes in the construction and production industries, Archdesk was developed by experienced industry experts and was built to solve the real challenges a company faces by optimising the entire workflow, not only its separate processes.
The system allows for the modelling of even the most complex and advanced projects, giving users full control over each stage. Mobile device compatibility allows easy access to the system and the data stored in it, from anywhere at any time, for better and quicker decision making.
Founded in 2015, Archdesk was the first workflow management solution dedicated to the construction industry and was launched publicly after successfully helping one client to grow their construction business. In 2017, the company launched across Europe, opened a new office in Poland in 2018 and signed their first non-UK companies the same year.
By 2019, the company had reached 10 billion euro in construction projects in the EMEA area and experienced 300% year-on-year growth.
CEO Michał Mojzesz:
“We created Archdesk to serve as a solution for construction and production enterprises and to be a customisable software that fits like a glove for many (if not all!) companies.”
“We are the number one construction management software in the UK. We successfully tripled our staff, and over ten billion euro in construction projects in EMEA are managed inside Archdesk.”
Aiming to tailor the hotel booking experience for those carrying out regular or large scale hotel bookings, the company’s invention is a tool to simplify business travel by providing millions of online and offline hotels, flights, trains and transfers in one powerful dashboard, which allows companies to manage the travel of their contractors as well as full time employees and quickly and seamlessly handle travel expenses without the need for them to be resubmitted by employees.
The system – a state of the art, AI powered SaaS solution, enabled through the company’s collaboration with Google, Microsoft and Amadeus – is targeted at managers booking trips for employees and people whose work involves frequent travel.
According to the company, the technology helps save 30% of costs and 90% of admin time.
The technology speeds up the travel process while also enabling users to be one click away from human travel experts, 3000 agents available 24/7 – what the company calls the ‘hybrid solution’.
Starting out in 2016, and since participating in the InCredibles programme in 2017, the company has been a finalist in a number of industry competitions and grown to a team of 60 people, with offices in Warsaw and Poznań, and representatives in the USA and Ireland.
Making waves in the world of digital audio advertising, AdTonos is the founder of an innovative technology which seamlessly replaces the commercial break in an online on-air radio programme broadcast with targeted, pay-per-play ads, which enable advertisers to reach the right audience and better measure the effects of their digital audio advertising campaigns. For publishers, the technology also creates opportunities for better and faster monetization of their content.
Since the 2017 InCredibles programme, which the company credits with providing them with the mentoring opportunities and global network connections needed to scale-up their business in its early stages, AdTonos has experienced rapid market expansion.
Founder and CEO Michał Marciniak:
“Our reach as a marketplace for audio advertising is more than 270 million unique listeners monthly, so compared to Spotify, Pandora, Apple or Google Music combined we are still bigger with most of our listeners coming from the US.”
“Also I think we can be proud of being the first company to deliver an audio interactive campaign for online radio last year. All of those achievements have a direct impact on our revenue growth rate which is 6x year to year, so I dare say we are one of the fastest growing companies among InCredibles alumni.”
In 2022, the company’s ambitions are to establish themselves in the mobile advertising market by bringing new products to market, including what Michał Marcinik described as a “game-changer” in in-game advertising – a system which will replace video ads with audio ads that can be played alongside gameplay.
The company is also expanding its team to take on new staff in Sales, R&D and Strategic VP roles and opening two new offices in two more countries to have better access to the dominant markets.
Their ambition is to keep their current growth rate for at least the next year.
A ‘Communication Toolbox’ for online businesses, Tidio allows companies to connect with their website visitors instantly and convert them into paying customers.
Tidio specialises in two solutions – live chats and chatbots – to help companies provide tailored and more engaged customer service and generate more sales.
Describing itself as the most powerful chatbot builder on the market, companies can use Tidio’s software to easily build their own chatbots or choose from one of 35 pre-existing templates and integrate it into their company’s website.
Tidio’s live chat app, powered by chatbots, is used by over 510 million unique users around the world. It was also recently voted at number 11 in G2’s list of Highest Satisfaction Products for 2022.
An all-in-one marketing automation platform that collects data about website visitors in order to create reports and direct individually-created marketing messages to individual users in order to boost a company’s customer engagement, as well as the relationship between the company and customer.
It does not stop only at the level of analysing cookies saved by browsers, but also allows, for example, to combine them with data made available on websites.
It also enables companies to track every action taken by visitors to their website, acting as a single workspace providing users with easy-to-use, yet very robust tools for marketing, sales, management and support teams.