Kozminski Business Hub

Startup Impact Program

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.

Contact us!

KOZMINSKI BUSINESS HUB

ul. Jagiellońska 59
03-301 Warszawa

NIP: 1132925416

info@kozminskihub.com