Kozminski Business Hub

Startup Impact Program

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:


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


Start of recruitment


Webinar on Startups
Positive Impact


The end of recruitment


Selection of startups for stage II (Open Day)


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.

Contact us!


ul. Jagiellońska 59
03-301 Warszawa

NIP: 1132925416