During their two-day stay in Poland, Prince William and Duchess Kate inaugurated the launch of the Warsaw-London Bridge initiative aimed at strengthening business relations between Poland and the UK. The event took place in visited Warsaw-based technology hub The Heart, located in Warsaw Spire, where a number of corporations and start-ups reside and cooperate. The Duke and Duchess also awarded two start-ups that will receive support in their expansion to the UK market. Companies Whisbear, smart toy producer, and Migam, a sign language translator, will get the opportunity to take part in meetings with corporations organized by The Heart in London, as well as monthly access to the shared space at Wayra UK – a corporate accelerator created by a Spanish telecommunications company Telefonica.
“It is an important day for The Heart and our startup ecosystem. Poland is getting known not only for our great programmers, but also ambitious tech entrepreneurs. We are very happy that we can support them by building bridges between Warsaw and Europe’s most important business centres”, said Tomasz Rudolf, CEO of The Heart.