THE INCREDIBLES ACCELERATION PROGRAM IS TARGETED AT INNOVATIVE ENTREPRENEURS FROM CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPE WHO CREATE INNOVATIVE PROJECTS. WE ARE ESPECIALLY LOOKING FOR PROJECTS THAT HAVE ALREADY BEEN FEATURED IN AT LEAST ONE ACCELERATOR (THEY HAVE COMPLETED THE MVP PHASE) OR HAVE REACHED THE USER AND REVENUE TRACTION STAGE, HAVE A NEW PRODUCT OR SERVICE PROTOTYPE AND A PROVEN TEAM, AND ARE READY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT. WE ARE INVITING INNOVATIVE COMPANIES FROM EVERY SECTOR. TECHNOLOGICAL COMPANIES WHOSE SOLUTIONS ARE BASED ON BLOCKCHAIN TECHNOLOGY CAN COUNT ON A DISTINCTION. THE COMPETITION WINNERS WILL RECEIVE NON-RETURNABLE GRANTS OF USD 50,000 AND A UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY TO EXPAND THEIR BUSINESSES.
IN ADDITION TO THE FUNDS, THE PROGRAM ORGANISERS WILL PROVIDE WORKSHOPS WITH MENTORS FROM THE SILICON VALLEY, MEETINGS WITH EXPERTS FROM SINGULARITY UNIVERSITY, INTERVIEWS WITH INVESTORS, AND NUMEROUS EXERCISES WITH SPECIALISTS FROM THE INDUSTRIES INDICATED BY THE COMPANIES. THE FINALISTS, ARMED WITH THE KNOWLEDGE, COMPETENCE AND EXPERIENCE OF INCREDIBLES MENTORS, IMPROVE THEIR BUSINESSES IN EVERY AREA OF THEIR COMPANIES’ OPERATIONS. THE WINNERS WILL RECEIVE WORKSHOPS ON ACCOUNTING LAW, PERSONNEL POLICY, PR, MARKETING AND SALES. AS PART OF THE ACCELERATION, THE WINNERS WILL VISIT CAMPUS LONDON, WHERE THEY WILL BE ABLE TO BENEFIT FROM THE KNOWLEDGE OF INTERNATIONAL EXPERTS AND MEET WITH LOCAL INVESTORS. THIS PROGRAM HAS A UNIQUE FORMULA, WITH MEETINGS WITH POTENTIAL CLIENTS AND THE POSSIBILITY OF DIRECT VERIFICATION OF THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THEIR SALES TECHNIQUES AND CHANNELS.
CAPITAL AND KNOWLEDGE
THANKS TO PARTICIPATION IN THE PROGRAM, YOU WILL GET SUPPORT FROM OUTSTANDING MENTORS – PEOPLE WHO HAVE ACHIEVED GLOBAL SUCCESS IN INNOVATIVE BUSINESS. WE OFFER OUR LAUREATES NOT ONLY CAPITAL, BUT ALSO KNOWLEDGE, KNOW-HOW, TRAINING AND ACCESS TO A NETWORKING WEB, WHICH IS A SPACE FOR CREATIVE BUSINESS DISCUSSION. IN ADDITION, THE WINNERS WILL RECEIVE ACCESS TO ONE OF THE MOST MODERN IBM BLUEMIX CLOUD SOLUTIONS AS PART OF THE IBM GLOBAL ENTREPRENEUR PROGRAM, RUN BY IBM, OUR PARTNER FOR YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS.
THE INCREDIBLES INVITES START-UPS NOT ONLY FROM CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPE BUT FROM ALL AROUND THE GLOBE TO PARTICIPATE IN FRIENDLY RIVALRY FOR BUSINESS CONTACTS, MENTORING, LONDON ROAD-SHOW, AND USD 50,000!
WE WELCOME BUSINESS SOLUTIONS FROM ALL FIELDS AND INDUSTRIES, BUT BLOCKCHAIN-BASED TECHNOLOGIES ARE PARTICULARLY WELCOME.
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, TO BECOME CEO OF KULCZYK INVESTMENTS. HE PROUDLY BELIEVES THAT THE FUTURE IS BASED ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF HEALTH TECH AND FINTECH, BLOCKCHAIN, CYBERSECURITY, MACHINE LEARNING AND AI.
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CEO AT KULCZYK INVESTMENTS
International investor and the founder of Manta Ray. Leader of a generation of Polish entrepreneurs working in the field of new technologies and an initiator of incubator projects that are the source of inspiration and development for Polish start-ups.
For several years Sebastian has been the CEO at Kulczyk Investments - the first global family business of Polish origin - with a track record in handling the largest projects in this region of Europe and a presence in more than 30 countries on 4 continents. Sebastian, being the third generation of Poland’s greatest entrepreneurs, is the ambassador for a modern approach and socially responsible thinking.
CEO AT CAMPUS WARSAW
The Campus Warsaw CEO and the InCredibles project counsellor, has been involved in the start-up sector for more than 20 years. He has gained his wide experience as a founder and CEO of Tempo Finance and a managing partner of VC InnoFund. He is the founder and CEO of Internet Technologies, one of the first Polish internet service providers.
EE&U TECH. LEAD (CEE) AT IBM
A technology evangelist, visionary and forward-thinking IT enthusiast with 20 years of experience in the IT industry. Piotr specialises in enterprise digital transformation projects, business model optimization, as well as the incubation of innovative projects and their commercialization. He is responsible for collaboration with VC/PE investment firms, incubators and accelerators. He is always willing to go the extra mile and out of his comfort zone to deliver innovative solutions. Currently, he is responsible for business development in the energy and industrial sectors in the CEE region.
HEAD OF MANTA RAY VC
Venture capital investor at Kulczyk Investments. Lawrence was previously a Principal at DN Capital, where he led large consumer internet investments across Europe and the US. His investment highlights included, amongst others, Purplebricks (IPO), Eve Sleep (IPO), SHIFT (exited), Peak (exited), McMakler, TripleMint, Dojo Madness, Hostmaker, and Futureplay Games. Prior to his career in venture capital, he was a manager at Monitor Group- a strategy consulting firm. Lawrence holds an MA degree in Chinese from Oxford University.
SUPREET SINGH MANCHANDA
Supreet Singh is a $1Billion global security firm. The U.S. government has turned to Akal to provide specialized security services for many of America’s most critical national security facilities and agencies, including Homeland Security and the Departments of Justice, Defense, State and Transportation. Supreet is also the chairman of the board for the website SikhNet.com and the creator of Super Sikh, the first Sikh superhero comic. As a Silicon Valley entrepreneur, he builds companies with innovation, IT and strategy, as well as manages mergers and acquisitions,. As a former venture capitalist and a global consulting partner he has worked with IBM, SGI, KPMG, and The White House. He is also an Adjunct Professor and an Executive-in-Residence at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
CO-FOUNDER & CEO AT BUSINESS LINK
His vision is to create a new model of economics based on lean corporations that are the hubs of competencies supported by thousands of start-ups, and the creation of three unicorns by 2020. He created: Business Links - co-working sites that gather over 1,000 start-ups and corporations for over 30,000 m2, located in major Polish cities; Academic Incubators of Entrepreneurship - the largest network of 56 incubators in Europe, located at universities across Poland; AIP Seed Capital – an investment fund supporting start-ups at an early stage of development. So far, AIP Seed Capital has invested in over 100 projects, one of them being the Glov. bValue – a fund investing in start-ups already at the next stages of development.
CEO AT BOOKSY
Stefan is a mathematician by training, entrepreneur by profession and an ultra-marathon man at heart.
He founded several successful companies, including Networks, which is the only Polish company ranked by Deloitte in their Fast50CE ranking for seven consecutive years. Stefan is now developing 2 mobile apps that are changing 2 offline businesses – iTaxi and Booksy.
Founder and CEO at DocPlanner.com - the world leader in medical appointments. Previously, he founded the GoldenLine recruitment service.
An angel investor in Typeform, Brainly, Unamo, Shoplo, StarOfService, Eversports, Preply and several others.
His areas of expertise include strategic management and product and technology development.
CO-FOUNDER & PRESIDENT STARTUP HUB POLAND FOUNDATION
Activist of the high-tech start-up industry supporting talents in finding investments and proliferating their solutions. He is an IP transfer specialist, RnD commercialization analyst, seed and start-up investment manager. Earlier he was a manager in ICT projects in early and mature stage of development responsible, amongst others, for the expansion of the sales and sales support structures. Managing partner in two VC seed-round funds.
MANAGING PARTNER AT BAIN & COMPANY
Jacek draws on his 25 years of consulting experience from across Europe, Canada and the United States to provide strategic advice to clients including private equity funds and family offices. Jacek looks forward to delivering the same level of insight to startups, drawing on his experience from sectors stretching from banking, through energy and utilities, to retail and consumer products, and expertise on topics including value creation plans, customer strategy & marketing and performance improvement.
THE HOST OF ALL EVENTS OF THIS YEAR’S INCREDIBLES IS BUSINESS LINK – THE LARGEST ECOSYSTEM OF ENTREPRENEURS OF THE FUTURE IN CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPE.
BUSINESS LINK HAS COMBINED WITH THE INCREDIBLES TO WORK TOWARDS A COMMON GOAL – TO GIVE COMPANIES WITH GLOBAL POTENTIAL THE BEST GROWTH OPPORTUNITIES AT EVERY STAGE OF DEVELOPMENT.
APPLY TODAY AND JOIN THE WINNERS!
IN ORDER TO LEARN THE RULES OF PARTICIPATION IN THE PROGRAM, FAMILIARISE YOURSELVES WITH THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS.
WE INVITE START-UPS FROM CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPE TO JOIN THE COMPETITION. WE ACCEPT APPLICATIONS VIA THE FORM BELOW, FROM 18 JUNE 2018 TO 31 AUGUST 2018.
THE FINALE AND THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE PROGRAM RESULTS WILL TAKE PLACE IN THE SECOND HALF OF SEPTEMBER.
The recruitment has ended, the application form is closed. Thank you for your interest!
LAST YEAR’S (2017) PILOT EDITION OF THE INCREDIBLES WAS ATTENDED BY 426 COMPANIES, FROM WHICH WE SELECTED THE 10 MOST INNOVATIVE AND VISIONARY PROJECTS TO GO THROUGH TO THE FINALS.
FIVE WINNERS WERE CHOSEN: ARCHDESK, HOTAILORS, RADIONET, TIDIO AND USERENGAGE
TOGETHER WITH 19 MENTORS, WE HAVE PREPARED 126 HOURS OF WORKSHOPS AND 73 NETWORKING MEETINGS FOR THEM. AS THE WINNERS THEMSELVES SAY, THE KNOWLEDGE AND CONTACTS GAINED FROM THEIR PARTICIPATION IN THE INCREDIBLES PROGRAM HAS PROVEN TO BE INVALUABLE, AND HAS OPENED UP NEW BUSINESS PROSPECTS FOR THEM.
WE INVITE YOU TO LOOK AT THE SHORT SUMMARY AND THE RELATIONSHIP WITH GRADUATION DAY.