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Startup Impact Program

Category: Ekosystem rozwoju

Special edition of the startup acceleration program in partnership with Żabka.

Kozminski Business Hub together with Żabka is launching a new edition of the acceleration program. We are looking for young enterprises that need additional support to fully develop. Startups, whose goal is to make a positive impact on the surrounding world. You are welcome!

Which startups are we looking for?
Does your solution apply to:

FoodTech

Non-animal development alternatives for human food products.
Plant-based human food substitutes for modern convenience.

Sustainable development

Innovative methods to reduce food waste in the value chain.
Solutions and technologies to improve urban air quality.
Decarbonisation and technologies – solutions for capturing and neutralising carbon dioxide from the air.

Biodegradable packaging

Alternatives to recyclable or compostable plastics for ready-to-eat or reheated food packaging.

Good health and quality of life

Solutions to improve the well-being of children and young people, with a particular focus on mental health and emotional balance. Solutions to facilitate independence and a start in the labour market for young people at risk of social exclusion.

Responsible entrepreneurship

Development of entrepreneurial skills and competences for a modern economy.

If so - we certainly want to meet you!

Apply if:

You already have a prototype of your services and/or products. This could be an MVP - a minimal version of your product that can be tested.

You have a defined target audience - you know whose problems your startup solves and to whom you want to target your communication.

You don't have to have one:

Customers

We’ll get there together.

Expert background

You can use our technical, marketing, legal and other capabilities.

What can you gain?

Mentoring by high level experts

Opportunity to test your solutions in the fastest growing convenience store chain in Poland

A chance to cooperate with all entities of the Żabka Group

Support tailored to the needs of your start-up

See how we will work

21.03

Start of recruitment

31.03

Webinar on Startups
Positive Impact

20.04

The end of recruitment

11-20.04

Selection of startups for stage II (Open Day)

21.04

Information for those qualified
to Open Day

April/May

Open Day and selection for the accelerator program

May 2022

Start of acceleration

July 2022

The final – Demo Day

Why develop under our wing?

Żabka does not need to be introduced to anyone, does it? Over the 23 years of its presence on the Polish market, the company has established itself as the fastest growing grocery shop chain in the country. The company’s mission is to make life more comfortable for its customers.

Along with the development of its chain, Żabka implements a comprehensive liability strategy (ESG), focusing on the promotion of a sustainable lifestyle, positive impact on the environment, responsible organisation and activities for a green planet.

Żabka’s success would not be possible without the work and commitment of great specialists and high-class experts (over 15% of employees focus on developing innovative solutions), who are waiting to support your positive impact startup.

KBH, established at Kozminski University, organises an ecosystem of innovation support. The company has been educating entrepreneurs and supporting new and promising businesses for many years.

The KBH acceleration program invariably enjoys great interest. Until now, there have been 4 editions of the program, to which several dozens of startups have applied each time. During each edition, participants had the support of a wide range of mentors. In total, 50 experts from various fields worked in the acceleration program.

Every year KBH creates a report Startups of Positive Impact containing experts’ statements about Polish positive impact ecosystem, detailed descriptions of activities of the most interesting startups in a given year and information on initiatives supporting this movement in Poland.

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KOZMINSKI BUSINESS HUB

ul. Jagiellońska 59
03-301 Warszawa

NIP: 1132925416

info@kozminskihub.com

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Positive Impact Startups Report

Positive Impact Startups

2021

PUBLISHER OF THE REPORT:

THE REPORT “Positive Impact Statues. Radical Social Innovation”

The report " Positive Impact Statues. Radical Social Innovation"

More and more startups want to add their bricks to the beneficial changes taking place in our communities. It is safe to say that Positive Impact Startups is a trend already visible on the Polish market. New entrepreneurs are primarily taking on the challenges adopted by the UN in the form of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

Positive Impact Startups in Poland

Positive Impact Startups

Positive Impact Startup is an innovative form of entrepreneurship aimed at solving important social challenges such as good quality education, gender equality, clean and accessible energy. Organizations that implement these demands as part of their activities are more valuable, but not only. After all, actions for sustainable development and positive impact are based on innovation and modern technology. Positive Impact Startup, therefore, concern for a better quality of life for people and environmental protection go hand in hand with a high level of organizational integrity.

Positive Startup Impact Report

The reports contain experts’ opinions on the Polish positive impact ecosystem, detailed descriptions of the most interesting startups of the year and information on initiatives supporting this movement in Poland. The reports also showcase innovative solutions proposed by positive impact startups in selected industries – from construction, education and sustainable fashion to health and responsible tourism.

Who prepares the report?

Reports are prepared within the Kozminski Business Hub by a team of students of postgraduate studies at Kozminski University entitled “CSR. Sustainable Development Goals in Company Strategy” under the direction of Mirella Panek- Owsiańska and Professor Bolesław Rok. The initiative is an important element in the implementation of the Sustainable Transformation Strategy of Kozminski University 

The publication of the Report is accompanied by a publicly available and updated online database of Polish positive impact startups - it currently includes over 600 companies.

Positive Impact Startups Report 2021

Positive Impact Startups Database 2021

Highlighted Positive Impact Startups 2021

Report Partners

The report "Positive Impact Startups. Radical Social Innovation"

First edition of the SPW Report 2019

“Positive Impact Startups. Radical Social Innovation” is a description that opens a new area in business.”

We are dealing in Poland with the beginning of a major change in the entrepreneurship market in the context of social responsibility and challenges formulated in the form of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). These are socially innovative start-ups, implementing business models generating economic and social benefits simultaneously, usually created by young people. The motivation of the founders is often personal, but also driven by the expectations of the market – users as well as large business and institutional partners, and by legislative changes that create new opportunities.

Second edition of the SPW 2020 Report

“Positive Impact Startups. Radical Social Innovation” is another sketch for a portrait of a phenomenon that is attracting increasing interest worldwide.”

We live in a time of breakthrough and at the same time great uncertainty. Therefore, it is worthwhile to have a good understanding of the new wave of positive business, which combines many streams, coming from different sources. In the face of the coming changes, we should take care of at least four pillars in business: passion – which must accompany all explorations; positive impact – because only this now justifies our activity; deep innovation – necessary at the level of models, processes and systems; and finally responsibility – which, like a moral compass, will ensure the right direction.

Third edition of the SPW 2021 Report

The report “Positive Impact Startups.
Radical Social Innovation”

Positive Impact Startups (SPW) is an already visible trend in the Polish startup market, which addresses, among others, the challenges adopted by the UN in the form of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

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ul. Jagiellońska 59
03-301 Warszawa

NIP: 1132925416

info@kozminskihub.com

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Ranking of Responsible Companies

The Ranking of Responsible Companies

The Ranking of Responsible Companies is a recognised list of Poland’s largest companies assessed for applying the necessary instruments to improve policies, structures and processes in order to more fully meet the challenges of sustainable development. Subsequent editions of the Ranking are a continuation of its first version published in Manager Magazin in 2007 and 2008 under the name “Good Company Ranking”, in 2009 in Gazeta Prawna, and from 2010 in Dziennik Gazeta Prawna. All editions were prepared by Prof. Bolesław Rok and Jarosław Horodecki. The survey on which the Ranking is based is modified every year to take into account changes on the Polish market. The ranking is based on the results presented by the companies themselves in the survey and verified according to a proprietary methodology

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The Ranking of Responsible Companies is a recognised list of Poland’s largest companies assessed for applying the necessary instruments to improve policies, structures and processes in order to more fully meet the challenges of sustainable development. Subsequent editions of the Ranking are a continuation of its first version published in Manager Magazin in 2007 and 2008 under the name “Good Company Ranking”, in 2009 in Gazeta Prawna, and from 2010 in Dziennik Gazeta Prawna. All editions were prepared by Prof. Bolesław Rok and Jarosław Horodecki. The survey on which the Ranking is based is modified every year to take into account changes on the Polish market. The ranking is based on the results presented by the companies themselves in the survey and verified according to a proprietary methodology.

Ranking of Positive Impact Startups

The second, independent part of the Ranking of Responsible Companies is the “Ranking of Responsible Companies – Startups of Positive Impact”. The selection is made by a separately appointed Panel of Positive Characters consisting of opinion leaders from the startup and social environment on the basis of developed criteria. This compilation is an element of the process of creating a positive impact ecosystem at Kozminski University, within the Kozminski Business Hub, which is a cross-sector consortium of partners for the support and development of positive impact entrepreneurship in Poland. The Ranking of Responsible Companies and Positive Impact Startups is an important element of the implementation of the Sustainable Transformation Strategy of Kozminski University.

Featured positive impact startups:

Biblioteka ubrań 

Bioseco

Deaf Respect

DEKOEKO

DrOmnibus

Earth-Heart

Gerere

HandyShower

Holoroad

iniJOB

KOKOworld

Kosmos dla dziewczynek

Leżę i Pracuję

LokalnyRolnik

Łąka

MAMA Pożycza

Manumania

Nepalove

Panato

Planeta Kreatorów

Polska Witalna

Pszczelarium

REC.ON

Social Wolves

Use Bike

Vegi

Wióry lecą

WoshWosh

Życie jest fajne

Airror

Bezmięsny Mięsny

Bio2materials

Cantino

EcoBean

Foodsi

GOOD WOOD Poland

Jan Barba

Mydlarnia Cztery Szpaki

Nieteraz

Offee

RoślinnieJemy

Solace Housing

Some Wear Else

Wege Siostry

Woskowijki by Malu

SCALEUPY POZYTYWNEGO WPŁYWU 2020

Elementy

Slowhop

HiProMine

Syntoil

SiDLY Care

Warsaw Genomics

STARTUPY POZYTYWNEGO WPŁYWU 2020

BACtrem

Planet Heroes

Barents

Polishgreens

Cosmetomat

Pora na Pola

Krakowska Elektrownia Społeczna

TupTupTup

Kuchnia Konfliktu

Ubrania do oddania

MakeGrowLab

Vege Smak

Mamo Pracuj

Your Kaya

All Hands Agency

Alternation

Associated.apps

Bazar Miejski

Circular Scrap

Cool Beans

CoopTech Hub

Dotlenieni

eKodama

Heca

Microbe+

Patronite

Plan Be Eco

Pożycz To

Serce Miasta

Słuszna Strawa

Sun Roof

Take!Cup

Tech To The Rescue

Wojna warzyw

Zodzysq

Positive Characters Panel

Agata Miryn-Sienkiewicz

Agata Ordon

Aga Maciejowska

Anna Brdulak

Anna Pięta

Anna Wrzosek

Bolesław Rok

Dominika Lenkowska-Piechocka

Dorota Nowicka

Ewa Konczal

Jan M. Kaczmarek

Joanna Fogler

Justyna Markowicz

Kamil Wrzos

Karol Gajewicz

Katarzyna Szpicmacher

Maciej Otrębski

Klementyna Sęga

Magda Andrejczuk

Magda Wawrzyniak

Magdalena Jakubowska

Magdalena Olborska

Marek Friedman

Marta Karwacka

Marta Lesiewska

Martyna Zastawna

Michał Miszułowicz

Miłosz Marchlewicz

Mirella Panek-Owsiańska

Monika Kulik

Monika Sońta

Paulina Górska

Paulina Kaczmarek

Piotr Boulange

Roman Stanek

Van Anh Dam

Wojciech Mróz

Zofia Zochniak

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NIP: 1132925416

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