Kozminski Business Hub

Startup Impact Program

Startup Impact Program is our special accelerator program. Together with our partner Żabka Group, we have already conducted its two editions. The venture focuses on providing support to young companies that work towards positive change.

We are looking for startups that work in the areas of several UN Sustainable Development Goals selected for a given edition, e.g. reducing the carbon footprint, improving the well-being of children and young people, developing entrepreneurship.


The program consists of a competition and an acceleration phase. At the beginning, we collect applications, get to know the activities of the selected startups, and then a panel of judges selects the companies that will participate in the acceleration.


The winners of the Startup Impact Program receive substantive support from Kozminski Business Hub experts and the opportunity to test their solutions in the Żabka Group environment. The testing path is individually tailored to each of the young companies in order to best develop their potential. 


Find out more about each of the past editions below.

What kind of 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.

Recyclable or compostable, and environmentally friendly packaging dedicated to quick ready meals that can withstand extreme conditions.

Environmentally friendly disposable packaging for quick ready meals that can withstand extreme conditions – from the freezer to the 275-degree convection-microwave oven.

New packaging for hot drinks, plastic-free, environmentally neutral and customisable.

Solutions for quickly and innovatively restoring or scaling up the protection of precious natural ecosystems and tackling deforestation.

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 need to have:


We’ll find them 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 for yourself how it looked like last time

Why develop under our wings?

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.

Contact us!


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03-301 Warszawa

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