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Kozminski Innovators Meetup

Author: Agata Lach

Kozminski Innovators Meetup – let’s talk about your start-up

Do you have a start-up that you want us to hear about? Or maybe you’re keen to get some tips to help you develop your venture further? Or is it even different – your business idea is just taking shape and you want to discuss it with someone competent?

We have found that emails are not enough in these situations. Nothing can replace a good conversation. So, we would like to invite you to a conversation. How about it?

The project that started with you

Kozminski Innovators Meetup is a project that wouldn’t exist without our community. We know that you are enthusiastic and eager to take your own initiative. We see this in the number of messages you send us to present your projects. You don’t wait to be recruited for accelerator programs because you know that the perfect moment doesn’t exist. We want to appreciate it properly.

That’s why, as part of Kozminski Innovators Meetup, we will be organising regular online meetings where you talk about your startups to one of our mentors and hear their opinion.

Why take part?

A free meeting with a KBH expert is a chance to receive:

  • feedback on what you are involved in,
  • an individual proposal from us for your startup,
  • tips that will give your venture a boost.

Expect also nice side effects such as:

  • greater confidence in action after expert feedback,
  • gaining experience in business discussions
  • and, of course, a mass of new ideas.

How to join the Kozminski Innovators Meetup?

Let’s meet if you are running a startup or already have a well-thought-out concept to talk about. To apply, fill out this questionnaire. Once you’ve signed up and sent in your answers, you’ll receive an email offering you a meeting date. Yes, that’s it!

Kozminski Innovators Meetup talks will take place on one day at the end of each month. Applications for a given month close on the Monday preceding the appointed day of meetings or when the limit of places is exhausted.Therefore, it is not worth delaying your registration. 

In the event that you do – there is no harm. Our questionnaire collects responses all the time. Sometimes we will just be able to offer you an appointment only the following month.

Is there any preparation needed for the talk?

The interview with our mentor will have two stages.

  1. We will ask you to present your startup/concept in any form: e.g. with slides in the background or just orally. This part can last up to 15 minutes.
  2. Our expert will share his or her opinion with you, perhaps suggest something.

Of course, the stages are not rigid in any way. There will be room for free conversation. 

And a form of preparation for the meeting will certainly already be for you to fill in our questionnaire. 

We look forward to your participation in the Kozminski Innovators Meetup. Therefore, fill in the questionnaire and let's arrange an interview.

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KOZMINSKI BUSINESS HUB

ul. Jagiellońska 59
03-301 Warszawa

NIP: 1132925416

info@kozminskihub.com

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Venture Lab

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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Ekosystem rozwoju

Startup Impact Program

Author: Agata Lach

The 2nd edition of acceleration program for start-ups working for a better future

Together with Żabka Group, Kozminski Business Hub is launching the second edition of the acceleration program. We are looking for brand-new businesses which need some extra help in order to fully thrive. Startups which aims to have some positive impact on the world around, feel invited!

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

Reducing the environmental footprint

Solutions for capturing and neutralizing carbon dioxide from the air.

Solutions to increase energy efficiency

Solutions for innovative and low-carbon refrigeration of food products

Innovative methods to reduce food waste in the value chain.

Packaging of the future

Alternatives to recyclable or compostable plastics for unit packaging of ready-to-eat or reheat food products.

Welfare and equal opportunities

Solutions for improving the well-being of children and adolescents with a focus on mental health and emotional balance.

Solutions for facilitating independence and a start in the labor market for youth at risk of social exclusion.

Entrepreneurial development

Development of entrepreneurial skills and competencies 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

03.10

Start of recruitment

24.10

Webinar on Startups
Positive Impact

06.11

The end of recruitment

07-14.11

Selection of startups for stage II (Open Day)

14.11

Information for those qualified
to Open Day

November 2022

Open Day and selection for the accelerator program

December 2022

Start of acceleration

March 2022

The final – Demo Day

See for yourself how it looked like last time

Why develop under our wing?

The Żabka Group was established at the beginning of 2021 and includes Żabka Polska –  the largest business unit, focusing on the retail area, Żabka Future responsible for new investments, business development and technological tools, and Strategic Leadership – three teams responsible for setting the direction of development of the entire Group by building consumer, personnel and financial strategies. The Żabka Group also includes Maczfit, a leader in the diet catering market in Poland, and Dietly.pl, a leading e-commerce platform in this segment.

The Group’s goal is to create and combine convenient and responsible convenience solutions that make everyday life easier for customers. The Group develops its social and environmental responsibility activities strategically, integrating environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) factors into its business strategy.

As part of its responsibility strategy, the Żabka Group has made commitments in the areas of good nutrition, services that facilitate sustainable living, entrepreneurial development, diversity and inclusive organizational culture, corporate governance, and decarbonization and circularity, among others.

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

2022

PUBLISHER OF THE REPORT:

THE REPORT “Ecosystem of change”

The report " Positive Impact Startups. Ecosystem Of Change"

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 800 companies

Positive Impact Startups Report 2022

Positive Impact Startups Database 2022

Highlighted Positive Impact Startups 2022

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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Research & Consulting

Digital Marketing

If you are looking for a way to acquire new customers online, build brand awareness in a modern way, profile customers online or simply sell better online, then you need digital marketing solutions.

We offer you a complementary Digital Marketing Consultancy Services to support business development in implementing effective online marketing solutions.

Consulting on internet marketing strategies and market research.

Development of integrated 360 degree strategies in the area of internet marketing (including research statistics, action plan, market analysis, segmentation, competitive analysis).

Marketing Automation & Technology Consulting

Development of marketing and online sales automation strategies, design and planning of technology implementation in marketing (MarTech — Marketing Technology).

Marketing Performance Audit & SEM Strategies

Audit of conducted activities in the area of SEO, SEM, PPC and paid campaigns in social media. Advice on performance marketing, integration of AdTech & Programmatic.

Marketing Automation & Technology consulting

Preparation of data analytics strategies, integration of analytical tools, KPI estimation and ROI analysis.

Sample implementation

Project aim

Implement an effective project and investment management system in the organisation. 

 

Original state

Lack of standardised methodology and definition of a unified project management system.

Achievements

Streamline the project management system with a complementary methodology, implement a tool to support the implementation of all projects and training.

Lider produktowy

Elwira Pyk

  • Ekspert (doradztwo strategiczne – marketing internetowy i automatyzacja procesów marketingowo-sprzedażowych)
  • Dyrektor zarządzający (ClickMyAdsy)
  • Kierownik Studiów Magisterskich Zarządzanie w Wirtualnym Środowisku w ALK

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KOZMINSKI BUSINESS HUB

ul. Jagiellońska 59
03-301 Warszawa

NIP: 1132925416

info@kozminskihub.com

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Research & Consulting

BPA – Business Process Automation

Business process automation is a topic well known to entrepreneurs, especially medium and large ones. The field is constantly evolving, with global trends and the latest EU directives reinforcing the changes to come. Businesses that want to remain competitive will be forced to strive for maximum digitization and automation in order to operate in this new reality. Available technologies in the field of artificial intelligence, machine learning and big data processing operations are just the tip of the iceberg of possible solutions.

Stages

Our realizations cover the complementary and continuous course of professional implementation of these processes into a company. The automation cycle thus combines human factors, processes and technology, and automation itself consists of 4 key phases:

Sample implementation

Project aim

Implement an effective project and investment management system in the organisation.

 

Original state

Lack of standardised methodology and definition of a unified project management system.

Achievements

Streamline the project management system with a complementary methodology, implement a tool to support the implementation of all projects and training.

Lider produktowy

Elwira Pyk

  • Ekspert (doradztwo strategiczne – marketing internetowy i automatyzacja procesów marketingowo-sprzedażowych)
  • Dyrektor zarządzający (ClickMyAdsy)
  • Kierownik Studiów Magisterskich Zarządzanie w Wirtualnym Środowisku w ALK

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KOZMINSKI BUSINESS HUB

ul. Jagiellońska 59
03-301 Warszawa

NIP: 1132925416

info@kozminskihub.com

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Research & Consulting

Digitalisation of businesses

Author: Agata Lach

Do you think that your company needs changes? That your business needs automation and new solutions at the level of processes, technologies used or products and services offered? Are you looking for a partner who will support you and help you develop quickly and effectively?
Our offer is for you!

We offer the necessary understanding of your business model and the ability to implement the latest technological solutions in various business sectors. We’ll guide you safely and effectively through the entire digital transformation process.

Stages of digital business process transformation

One of the basic forms of digital transformation is the use of modern technology to optimise and simplify existing processes within a company. In its most basic form, it can mean changing tools and forms of operation from analogue to digital. At other times, it can involve changing existing structures and processes and implementing advanced digital solutions, dedicated algorithms and tailor-made technologies. Our methodology of working with the digitalization of processes is based on 4 stages.

Our technologies

Machine Learning

A significant proportion of our projects have been equipped with self-sustaining algorithms that learn to optimise processes using huge databases.

Blockchain

Although in the mass consciousness it is primarily associated with cryptocurrencies, it refers to an innovative process of recording transactions and tracking resources across a code architecture.

AI

Virtual assistants, image analysis software, modern search engines, speech and facial recognition systems.

VR

A rapidly growing field introducing the possibility of multimedia creation of reality - objects, virtual worlds or simulations of real events.

Big Data

All programs related to the problems of data collection, processing, analysis and visualization using ML and AI.

NLP

Systems combining issues of artificial intelligence and linguistics, allowing the automatic analysis, understanding, translation, and generation of natural language by a computer.

Benefits

Development

With strategic consultancy, you will identify your company's weak points and find the best solutions to get rid of them.

Savings

We will develop business processes for you, which will increase the scalability of your services or products and significantly reduce the costs of running your company.

Competitiveness

The tools we offer our Partners are based on advanced algorithms and state-of-the-art technology. So your company will offer customers the most efficient services available on the market.

Future

Working with us will increase your chances of attracting new investors. On top of that, the processes we implement are based on machine learning - they will update themselves long after their initial implementation.



Why us?

Why can you trust us?

You can trust our advice and mentoring. More than 50 clients have benefited so far and are now happy to see the results of working with us. We have a comprehensive range of services for you and access to experts from various industries. Our support is more than just a handful of pieces of advice, it’s help tailored to the individual needs of your business.

Lider produktowy

Arek

  • Ekspert (doradztwo strategiczne – marketing internetowy i automatyzacja procesów marketingowo-sprzedażowych)
  • Dyrektor zarządzający (ClickMyAdsy)
  • Kierownik Studiów Magisterskich Zarządzanie w Wirtualnym Środowisku w ALK

Contact us!

KOZMINSKI BUSINESS HUB

ul. Jagiellońska 59
03-301 Warszawa

NIP: 1132925416

info@kozminskihub.com

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Ekosystem rozwoju

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

About Us

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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KOZMINSKI BUSINESS HUB

ul. Jagiellońska 59
03-301 Warszawa

NIP: 1132925416

info@kozminskihub.com

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Venture Lab

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