Jacek Aleksandrowicz

Jacek Aleksandrowicz

President of the board

President of the Entrepreneurial Poland Foundation and co-founder of Academic Entrepreneurship Incubators, the Business Link network of accelerators, the AIP Seed Capital and bValue funds and the Business Centre Club Student Forum. He co-created the Polish pre-incubation, incubation and acceleration model, which has benefited over 20,000 startups and entrepreneurs.

He has been supporting startups and entrepreneurship since 1999. He has been committed to the success of over 100 companies recapitalised in seed and VC funds. He advises on business development, investment acquisition and adoption of innovative solutions in corporations. He has participated in the process of startups securing further investment rounds and selling shares. Furthermore, he supports startups in entering into partnerships with corporations and other business partners.

Investor, member of many company Investment Committees, Supervisory Boards and Management Boards.

Katarzyna Sędkiewicz

Katarzyna Sędkiewicz

Managing Director

Expert in corporate innovation delivery. She has over 12 years of experience in collaboration of startups with corporations and VC funds. Creator of many VC fund investment policies and accelerator programmes.

She has implemented acceleration projects for Bank Handlowy, Skanska, Audi, Danone, Maspex, and others.

Manager of the Scale Up project – a programme for deploying startup innovations in corporations.

European funds expert in project acquisition, implementation and evaluation, and business consulting. She has managed projects with a total worth of over PLN 100 million. A mentor and business advisor, Katarzyna has closed over 100 end-to-end VC investment transaction processes.

Author of startup/corporate partnering scientific publications

Mariusz Turski

Mariusz Turski

Board Member

Co-founder of the Entrepreneurial Poland ecosystem, incl. the network of Academic Business Incubators, Business Link, AIP Seed Capital Fund and bValue VC. Co-founder of the Business Centre Club Student Forum. For over 20 years, he has been co-creating and supporting the startup stage in Poland.

Mentor for innovation, science-to-business technology transfer, and VC investment acquisition.

Investor in many innovative startups. He provides strategic consulting and investment analysis for companies, and advises on acquiring further funding rounds, exits and commercialisation.

He takes part in the process of selecting projects for investment, negotiations and supporting companies in their development.

Adam Grochowski

Adam Grochowski

Head of Acceleration

Acceleration and startup financing expert. He is in charge of billing, monitoring milestones and assessing financial and substantive project progress. He supports startups in the delivery of acceleration programmes, acquisition of funding and deployments.

Experienced investment manager committed to the end-to-end transactional process, including scouting, contribution to project appraisals and Investment Committees, negotiations, formal investment processing, and acceleration follow-up.

Advisor to startups on corporate finances, acquiring external resources, creating business plans and financial analyses, and project clearing and evaluation.

He coordinates the Foundation’s projects in terms of financing and is involved in report writing and budget planning.

Justyna Wielgosz

Justyna Wielgosz

Project Manager

She has been active in the startup, accelerator and incubator ecosystem for over 12 years. She has participated in the delivery of many accelerator programmes in corporate partnerships. Currently, she supports accelerated startups in defining the acceleration plan goals, accounting for milestones and launching innovative solutions. She evaluates and follows up on projects.

Business and capital raising advisor. European funds specialist with rich experience in project acquisition and delivery.

She graduated from the Faculty of Law and Administration at the University of Warsaw and the Intellectual Property Law Studies at the Jagiellonian University.

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About

We empower the startup community in business development. Our objective is to create the best conditions for the growth of business ventures so that anyone’s idea can thrive.

We support startups to grow, scale, build innovations and launch them on the markets.

We:

  • support startups in the setting-up and expansion of their business;
  • deliver projects for startup growth and innovation;
  • finance innovative startups;
  • work with corporations on startup accelerator programmes and deployment of startup solutions;
  • work with public institutions and schools to support startups, innovation and entrepreneurial attitudes;
  • provide mentoring to startups and corporations.
Jacek Aleksandrowicz

Jacek Aleksandrowicz

President of the board
Katarzyna Sędkiewicz

Katarzyna Sędkiewicz

Managing Director
Mariusz Turski

Mariusz Turski

Board Member
Adam Grochowski

Adam Grochowski

Head of Acceleration
Justyna Wielgosz

Justyna Wielgosz

Project Manager

Startups

We are the pioneers and co-creators of the Polish startup scene. We have been instrumental in the birth and growth of over 20,000 startups.

We successfully support startups by matching them with corporations, investment funds and business partners.

If you are in search of capital to boost your own business, want to acquire a corporate partner or talk to the best experts, you are in the right place.

We will help you raise funding, provide expert support and help you connect with corporates.

Startups – Success Story

CallPage sp. z o. o. works on ICT SaaS technology that helps get 75% more leads and increases website conversion rates by delivering call-backs within 28 seconds. Hundreds of companies – from micro-businesses to big corporations – use CallPage to quickly and efficiently interact with their prospects.

CallPage has raised investment from AIP Seed Capital, the Estonian accelerator Wise Guys, bValue VC and the Polish-Israeli fund TDJ Pitango Ventures.

The funds Innovation Nest and Market One Capital have also joined the group of investors.

SiDLY sp. z o. o. is the driving force behind the growth of medical telematics in Poland and Europe.

It is one of the first organisations to provide end-to-end services for remote medical diagnostics, from searching for areas that warrant telematics solution to be initiated, to designing, testing and engineering devices, systems, and a dedicated application. The SiDLY team features a blend of technology, medicine and science professionals. SiDLY’s products improve the performance of clinics and social care homes.

To date, AIP Seed Capital, private investors and Internet Ventures from MCI Capital Group have invested in the startup.

InnoVenture, Simpact.vc and the Black Swan Fund have joined the ranks of SiDLY’s shareholders and investors.

Qpony.pl is the most popular app for viewing information on promotions and coupons for many popular retailers and restaurants.

To date, they have been trusted by more than 250 national and international brands. They create pro-sales campaigns for 60 shopping centres and galleries in Poland.

The company secured investment from AIP Seed Capital, seeing an over 10-fold ROI on its initial capital following a 3-year period.

In 2016, the startup Qpony.pl has become the owner of the shopping app Blix. Today, the mobile group, with the two apps combined in its portfolio, has a total of over one million monthly active users. The company is now valued at PLN 12 million.

Glov is a Polish brand featuring an innovative cotton microfibre make-up remover glove. The glove makes it possible to remove make-up in an effective and skin-healthy way with water only. The product does not irritate the skin and, on top of that, can be reused and cleaned many times.

The Glov brand has conquered many global markets and, as a result of its innovative technology, has been awarded a number of prizes.

The company secured investment from the AIP Seed Capital fund. Its turnover reached PLN 11 million. The company has expanded into foreign markets. Currently, more than 80% of its sales are exports. Outside Poland, the Glov brand has a strong position in France, the DACH countries, the UK, Italy, Chile, and Japan

Wealthon Fund S.A. provides fast and agile assistance to entrepreneurs in solving their financial problems. The company provides bridging loans for entrepreneurs, suitable, for example, for the repayment of arrears with the Social Security Office and the Tax Office.

Wealthon Fund has won an impressive number of awards. At the Fintech Summit Awards, it was awarded the Best LendingTech of 2021 title. In 2021, it has also granted a Small Payment Institution licence and started the process of seeking a National Payment Institution licence.

Projects

AKADEMICKIE INKUBATORY PRZEDSIĘBIORCZOŚCI

AIP is Europe’s largest network of incubators providing the opportunity to start a business in just 1 day without paperwork or company registration. AIP offers the opportunity to try out, materialise and grow a business without risk, tricky red tape and high costs.

Akademickie Inkubatory Przedsiębiorczości is a practical school of business so that startups have the chance to access support provided by the best specialists.

More than 20,000 startups have expanded their business with AIP – for example, MISBHV, GLOV, QPONY.PL, CALLPAGE, SiDLY.

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Business Link

Business Link is a network of unique co-working spaces in Poland’s largest cities. The BL spaces offer free access to offices (24/7), a prestigious registration address, a convenient location, and the opportunity to work with any other Business Link entity.

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AIP Seed

AIP Seed, established in July 2019, is a fund active at the AIP Incubator and Business Link network.

As an AIP Seed investor, our objective is to fund the best, innovative startups, to support their growth, scaling and launch of solutions on the market.

AIP Seed’s strategy is to support startups at the early seed and pre-seed stage.

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bVALUE VC

bValue VC invests between PLN 1 and 4 million in innovative companies in CEE.

The fund manages over PLN 100 million in equity from private and public investors.

As part of the bValue investors, we support entrepreneurs in product validation, distribution and acquiring further rounds of funding.

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Kinoteka

Kinoteka is not only the film centre of Warsaw, but also a startup-friendly professional event space. Kinoteka has hosted Europe’s top major startup events, such as the Wolves Summit.

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Scale Up

Scale Up is a startup support programme for funding, consulting and connecting startups with corporations and partners looking to scale technology and innovative solutions.

The project is a process of identifying business needs and delivering bespoke advisory services to boost growth.

The project concept is to deliver an acceleration programme for 55 startups; the programme includes consultancy and grants for startups (equity free). The purpose is to support startups in their growth and launch of innovative solutions that address the needs of stakeholder corporations and partners.

Collaboration

We look forward to working with:

Startups

Startups

in search of investors, advisory support or support in finding a business partner.

Corporations

Corporations

looking into innovations, startups, roll-outs, and acceleration programmes.

Public institutions

Public institutions

interested in support for startups, delivery of pro-entrepreneurship and pro-innovation programmes.

Schools and universities

Schools and universities

willing to organizing entrepreneurship classes and supporting entrepreneurial attitudes.

Contact

Fundacja Polska Przedsiębiorcza
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