This year has seen a breakthrough for Polish start-up firms and most of them have shrugged off the impact of the pandemic or even benefitted from it, a report has found.
The companies were chosen to join the three-month-long programme, along with 12 other companies from Europe and Israel, that Google says are the ‘most promising European tech start-ups’.
Beauty, Salon and Wellness appointment booking app Booksy has made history after receiving 70 mln USD, the biggest ever investment for any Polish start-up at the same stage of development.
The Sopot-based company was named for its innovative use of nano-materials to create fresh water with a water filter which could become an essential item for disaster relief teams who respond to devastating natural phenomena such as earthquakes, floods, tornados, hurricanes and manmade disasters such as war.
The research compiled by British analysts NimbleFins collated data from sources such as the OECD, World bank, Eurostat and the World Economic Forum.
The only building to remain standing on Wrocław’s Słodowa Island at the end of WWII, architects made sure they stayed respectful to the building’s history while ensuring it had a modern, up-to-date feel too.
According to the report by the Polish Development Fund and Dealroom.co, Poland has become a focal point of innovation and has a growing ecosystem that helps growing companies thrive.
The Central European Start-up Awards is an annual event giving recognition to companies whose vision will help shape the future.
The president of the Polish Development Fund (PFR), Pawel Borys, has told PAP that Venture Capital (VC) funds have increased their investment in Polish startups four-fold in the last two years to over PLN 1 billion (EUR 232 million) this year.
The CDT store is comprised of several workshop rooms equipped with robots, 3D printers and the latest technical novelties, where both children and adults can develop their digital skills. In addition, some of the most recognizable Polish start-ups, such as Sidly, Estimote, Photon and Cosmotech 3D presented their products. The exhibition is open to visitors after registering online.