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Startup Factory

Category: Venture Lab

Imagine a car factory. Finished parts roll off its production lines and cars are constructed out of them. They are all identical as the company launches one particular vehicle model. We also have a factory, but it works a bit differently.

 

In Venture Lab we create start-ups. Each of them is special as it is created based on a unique idea of its owner. We collect these ideas and then recruit teams to develop and implement them. We look for talented people with developed competences and first experience in building start-ups. We bring them together in teams and give them the tools to implement their ideas. In this way, thanks to effective teams, independent start-ups come out from our factory.

The activity of a venture builder, that is a company that engages in building new enterprises, is usually divided into several stages:

01

Creating business ideas

02

Testing of projects on the market

03

Recruitment of talents to create teams

04

Product development, starting with an MVP

05

Support in entering the market

06

Finding an external investor for a new startup

How do we create teams?

We assume two strategies for team formation

First, we form the team, and then we choose and adapt the topic and type of project to the already formed team.

First, we choose the topic and type of project, and only then we form the team that will carry out the project.

Which strategy to pick?

Both strategies can be effective in certain situations. However, based on our observations, we recommend the first strategy as more secure and effective. By first taking care of the selection of people for the team and building relationships between its members, you can prevent later problems with cooperation and communication while working on the project. It happened that some teams were formed ad hoc and under time pressure, which did not always translate into effectiveness of their project work. It is good for the participants to think about who they would like to work with when they meet during the recruitment process. It is worth actively looking for contacts and collecting information about other participants, both in terms of their interests and professional experience, as well as psychological predispositions: openness to cooperation, proactivity, constructive speech.

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KOZMINSKI BUSINESS HUB

ul. Jagiellońska 59
03-301 Warszawa

NIP: 1132925416

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Acceleration Programme

At Kozminski Venture Lab we focus on innovation development

Our acceleration programme invariably enjoys great interest. So far, there have been 4 editions of the programme, which each time attracted dozens of startups. During each edition, participants had the support of a wide range of mentors. In total, 50 experts from various fields worked with us in the acceleration programme. We know how to run a programme to really support the best startup projects and bring them to the market.

Stages

Benefits for Partners

Knowledge

The startup market is developing rapidly, more and more innovative projects are being created. Our Partners are the first to find out about them, which often allows them to stay ahead of the competition.

Profits

Partners of the accelerator programme have the opportunity to listen to presentations of the most promising startups. This allows them to make better investment decisions later on.

Promotion

The  Partner of each edition of the acceleration programme is included in the project's communication. They can proudly say that they are a patron of Polish business.

Community

Access to the ALK 65.000 community (students, graduates and business partners) provides the Partner with invaluable contacts and support.

#Action Acceleration!

Have an idea for a startup but don’t know where to start? Are you a budding entrepreneur and stuck with developing your business? Have you launched your business but are struggling to keep it running in a systematic way?

We have a series of workshops, trainings and individual consulting for you. Experienced mentors are waiting to take you under their wing and our community is eager to test your business idea. All you have to do is take part in the recruitment process and convince us that your project is worth supporting.

We are looking for ideas that use modern technologies, are scalable and respond to real problems. We also pay attention to whether the authors of the project have the competencies necessary for its implementation or are able to hire the missing team members.

Stages

Benefits for participants

Knowledge

The accelerator program gives you the opportunity to gain up-to-date knowledge about business development. You will learn about startups all you need to know to find your way in the current market. We promise not to bore you with too much theory.

Mentoring

Taking part in the program, you will find yourself under the wing of mentors from different fields, ready to support you in the development of your business.

Development

You can get our support in development, whether you are just starting out or if your business is more advanced. Either way, the programme is your chance to succeed faster.

Investors

Valuable initiatives need funding. Therefore, at the end of the accelerator program you will present yourself in front of willing investors. This is a great chance to get funding for further development.

Why us?

Why with us?

Our acceleration programme invariably enjoys great interest. So far, there have been 4 editions of the programme, which each time attracted dozens of startups. During each edition, participants had the support of a wide range of mentors. In total, 50 experts from various fields worked with us in the acceleration programme. We know how to run the programme in order to really support the best startup projects and bring them to the market.

Key mentors

During the projects, we work with mentors from the Kozminski Venture Lab community, as well as mentors from Partners dedicated to a specific challenge area.

Selected realisations

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KOZMINSKI BUSINESS HUB

ul. Jagiellońska 59
03-301 Warszawa

NIP: 1132925416

info@kozminskihub.com

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Leothons

Hackathons

We advise on the organizing competition and Hackathon challenges so that the involvement of students and graduates is as high as possible. Our team has extensive competence and experience in conducting such events from A to Z.

Leothon, a hackathon for business based on an innovative challenge platform, brings together the most talented students and graduates in one place to meet the partner’s expectations. In response to the challenge indicated by the Partner, participants develop advanced business and technological solutions. Participants in our Leothons accept both 24-hour and long-term challenges, depending on the needs reported by the Partners. We offer comprehensive service of the event in the online or offline formula

Stages of event implementation

Benefits for Partners

Know-how

The opportunity to benefit from the knowledge and experience of the best business university in Central and Eastern Europe

Community

Access to the 65,000-strong ALK community (students, graduates and business partners)

Innovations

Obtaining innovative solutions that can be implemented in the organisation

Experience

The opportunity to benefit from many years of expert experience

Partners

Why work with us?

Why work with us?

We work with businesses, startups and government organisations. The Leothons completed so far have had a total of almost 500 participants. We organise hackathons in which both business and technological challenges have their place. 

We promote solutions that care for the environment and those that support sustainable development in a broader scope.

The most recently implemented hackathons are: AI in service of the disabled, EcoTechnology for Cities, business hackathon for Goodie

Key mentors

During the projects we work with mentors from the Kozminski Venture Lab community, as well as mentors from Partners dedicated to a specific challenge area

Selected projects

You have an idea for a team challenge
contact us!

If you are interested in Leothon or our platform, write to us and we will make you an offer tailored to your needs and help you refine your idea.

KOZMINSKI BUSINESS HUB

ul. Jagiellońska 59
03-301 Warszawa
Mazowieckie

NIP: 1132925416

info@kozminskihub.com