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.
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.
Alternatives to recyclable or compostable plastics for unit packaging of ready-to-eat or reheat food products.
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.
Development of entrepreneurial skills and competencies for a modern economy.
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.
We’ll find them together.
You can use our technical, marketing, legal and other capabilities.
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
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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