Over 50 international experts, 8 days of hard working and possibility of reaching Deutsche Telekom customers – this is a short summary of hub:raum Krakow Warp which started on Saturday. A chosen group of 15 startups from Central and Eastern Europe including Croatia, Czech Republic, Romania, Austria, Poland and Greece, came to Krakow. The best team will be offered an investment and an invitation to the innovation incubator.
15 teams from Poland, Bulgaria, Slovakia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Romania, Greece, Montenegro, Austria, and Ukraine will attend the Warp. The profile of the projects vary from mobile applications, Software as a Service solutions, real time analysis, hardware, security, 3D printing, and wearables to cloud services. Jakub Probola, Head of hub:raum Krakow, said:
I am happy that so many great projects were interested in our turbo accelerator. This proves that acceleration programs are crucial for the development of innovative ideas. I am looking forward to workshops and passion which entrepreneurs will share with speakers – this is always an interesting experience.
During an eight-day workshops, entrepreneurs will have opportunity to work with a group of experienced people including hub:raum Krakow mentors. Marvin Liao, Jaroslaw Sygitowicz, and Stefan Bielau will conduct workshops and lectures focusing on lessons from Silicon Valley, entering a risky market, and the dark magic of app store marketing. Apart from the mentors, a few institutions will join the program, for example Telekom Innovation Laboratories (or short T-Labs), Innovatika and the Pitch Doctors. T-Labs, the central research and development institute of Deutsche Telekom, will hold workshops regarding business modeling, user driven innovation, success factors, data driven modeling, and T-Labs app prototype. Innovatika, a group of managers and specialists with extensive experience from leading Polish and global companies, will focus on discussion about turning an idea into project and polishing it. The Pitch Doctors, on the other hand, will improve participants’ pitching and presentation confidence. Jakub Probola. added:
We want to help entrepreneurs succeed in international markets and also invite the best projects to the incubator. That is the most important goal. The Warp is a great opportunity for participants to broaden their knowledge and share experience with many successful entrepreneurs. Together we will do everything to make their business real.
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15 startups that will take part in the Warp include CollarPocket (Poland), ModernSteward (Bulgaria), Approach (Slovakia), Bizmeet.me (Croatia), BeatBeat (Czech Republic), Omnipaste (Romania), Sopler (Greece), Tourviame (Montenegro), Cloudsync1 (Croatia), Winxle (Austria), CallerQ (Romania), Elimidate (Poland), Materialination (Poland), Smartnode (Romania), and Ecoisme (Ukraine). The main aim of the initiative is to establish strong relations with entrepreneurs from across the Central and Eastern Europe. The workshops will took place in the new headquarter of hub:raum in Krakow from November, 30th until December 7th.