Locked content MPiT proposes a new company format

The Ministry of Enterprise and Technology (MPiT) proposes the introduction of a new format of establishing a company – a simple joint-stock company. A simple joint-stock company should be a modern private company adapted to the contemporary economy. It is supposed to combine the limited liabil...

Locked content KGHM selects 5 start-ups in Scale UP competition

Mining firm KGHM has selected five start-ups in its Scale UP competition, which prepared high-tech solutions for the copper giant. The winning start-ups are: Drying Process, LGM, Instytut Formy, AliaTechnics and Hospicare, which prepared technologies for cost reduction in industrial drying, heat con...

Locked content PLN 130 mln for start-ups in eastern Poland

The Polish Agency for Enterprise Development (PARP) has earmarked PLN 130 million for start-ups in eastern Poland within a competition called “Launch platforms for new ideas.” Companies active in five eastern voivodships (Warmińsko-Mazurskie, Podlaskie, Lubelskie, Podkarpackie and Świętokrzyskie) wi...

Locked content Polish Development Fund launches internet portal for start-ups

The Polish Development Fund (PFR) has launched an internet service for innovative SMEs in the public sector. Young entrepreneurs will be able to use the portal to find information on potential investors or sources of funding. As the PFR reported on Tuesday, the startup.pfr.pl website presents the PF...

Locked content Start-up set up costs in Poland in line with OECD average – report

According to the report compiled by ExMetrix, at the end of 2015, the cost of launching a start-up company in Poland was $1,475, which is a value in line with the OEECD average. “The lowest costs were recorded in Central Europe and the Baltic States as well as in North America, while the highest in&...

Locked content WSE launches start-up accelerator

The Warsaw Stock Exchange launched a start-up accelerator with Beesfund crowdfunding platform. The aim of the project is to create potential IPOs for the Warsaw bourse.  WSE hopes that the first floating on the small cap alternative market will happen next year. “We believe that the capital market c...

Locked content mBank to invest €50 million in start-ups

WSE-listed lender mBank has set up a €50 million fund for buying and developing Polish start-ups. “So far if someone in Poland had a good idea the best advice was to buy a ticket to San Francisco or London and develop your idea there,” Jarosław Mastalerz, head of the fund, said, explaining that the ...

Locked content Business Link to invest PLN 100 million, mulls IPO

Start-up accelerator Business Link Poland,plans to invest further PLN 100 million in developing start-ups and is talking with potential investor. The company doesn’t rule out IPO as well, its co-founder Jacek Aleksandrowicz told ISBnews. The company currently has 13,650 sqm of office space and...

Locked content Silesian start-up funds program to expand

A new program will provide a total of PLN 194 million for entrepreneurs starting businesses in Silesia, and will prioritize funding to those in the key fields of IT, medicine, and energy, the Silesian Center for Entrepreneurship (ŚCP) told the press on Thursday. “It’s a good time to plan...