South Poland Cleantech Cluster

NordicHouse Café 

networking for Start-ups
organizes the next regular meeting

"How to negotiate with institutional investors - Venture Capital (VC)?"

Date: Wednesday, 29.11.2017 at 18.00 - ??
Location: NordicHouse, ul. św. Anny 5, Krakow

Special guest: Marek Kapturkiewicz, co-founder & partner at Innovation Nest (VC fund), co-founder of SPIN Entrepreneurship School

During the activity of most startups there is a moment in which the so-called bootstrapping, development based on your own financial resources becomes no longer sufficient to effectively grow your business. There is a need for external financing. The type of funding often chosen by start-ups is cooperation with one of the venture capital funds (VC). The undoubted advantages of this type of financing are primarily the development of start-ups without debt, and the ability to use the knowledge and business experience of the VC's representatives. The most serious disadvantage is partial loss of startup control. You will learn about the pros and cons of working with VC funds during our next networking meeting.

Registration: free tickets on negocjacje-vc-spcleantech

Member of the SPCleantech cluster

STMicroelectronics

organizes the event "ST-UP Info Day", 15.11.2019 in Kraków
 

On November 15, 2017 at the Cracow Innovation Center, STMicroelectronics will present its offer and instruments to support Polish startups.
If you would like to participate and receive detailed information about the event, please fill in the form at the web address Info Day

SPCleantech as Pre-Accelerator Point for Polish startups organized on 23.05.2016 the second workshop “Why start-ups fail?” of the series of 6 workshops and 2 conferences. The aim of the workshop was to provide experiences of Polish and Scandinavian mentors to Polish start-ups and coaches. SPCleantech is working with a group of experienced mentors from Denmark, Finland and Sweden.

Some startups succeed, yet so many fail, and it’s failure that teaches us the best lessons. What are the main reasons why startups fail?

During our workshop we showed the 10 most common reasons why great start-up ideas fail:

1.     Misunderstanding target client groups
2.     Misunderstanding clients subconscious needs
3.     Over-narrowing your sales tunnel
4.     Passive and reactive sales model
5.     Cost model based on fixed costs
6.     Loving your product with pure, emotional and uncritical love
7.     Missing puzzle in management team
8.     Assuming competitive status-quo: underestimating FUTURE competition
9.     Overestimating competitive advantages based on technology and product itself
10.   Non-agile product development philosophy

There was limited number of places. Workshop was in English.

Special guests during the workshop were Rafał Szczepanik (PL) and Santtu Hulkkonen (FI).

Rafał Szczepanik-CV        Santtu Hulkkonen – CV.fi          List of participants

Workshop1

Workshop2