South Poland Cleantech Cluster

organizes a networking meeting for Start-ups

"Start-ups - choosing the optimal form of activity"

Place: NordicHouse Café, ul. św. Anny 5, Kraków
Date: Wednesday, 24.10.2018, 6 pm - ??

Each entrepreneur, creating a start-up, must carefully consider what legal form of the business to choose.
During the informal meeting the following topics will be raised:
 Entrepreneur - when do we become one and what are the consequences?
 The concept of entrepreneur - The effects of occurrence in the business market as an entrepreneur.
 Forms of running a business - what can we choose from?
 Change in the form of business activity - how to do it?
 Choosing the optimal form of running a business - what should be taken into account?
 The advantages and disadvantages of a particular form of doing business.
 How to choose the right form of doing business?
 
Special guest: Ireneusz Sroka - advisor, specialist in management and tax accounting

South Poland Cleantech Cluster

Janusz Kahl, CEO in South Poland Cleantech Cluster has been chosen by the
European Commission as member of the Steering Committee for the project

„Skills for smart industrial specialization and digital transformation”

for Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME) acting under the powers delegated by the European Commission EASME / DG GROW, which has been granted to PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) in Luxembourg.

EASME is the largest EU agency managing, among others, EU funds from the HORIZON 2020, COSME, LIFE and ERASMUS+ programs.

Members of the Steering Committee will:

  • monitor work and perform reviews of reports developed by PwC
  • meet in Brussels with EASME and the European Commission to review progress and discuss the preparation of periodic reports, which should be approved by the Steering Committee
  • participate in teleconferences
  • provide advice and guidance during work

Se more: Steering Committee

SPCleantech as Pre-Accelarator Point for Polish start-ups organized on 15.12.2016 the sixth workshop “How to build a successful Start-up” 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.

Once you have a set of customers and a business model to test, you begin the testing process by discovering the customer’s needs, wants and pains (problems), and how important they are for them, showing the customer a prototype version of your solution (MVP) and measuring their reaction.

As an entrepreneur, it’s hard to resist the urge to make the best version of your product before you show it to customers – but it’s an urge you must resist to be successful. Otherwise, you’ll spend unnecessary time and money building something that might be perfect, but that nobody wants to buy.

To make your startup lean you can use Business Model Canvas to map out the way you intend to make money. It is made up of 9 parts, which illustrates how the 9 aspects of the business interact with each other – the startup’s business model. In order to create a profitable business, you need to think about and plan each part of the Canvas, not just your solution.

At some point, every entrepreneur is faced with a major decision: “Do we continue with what we’re doing, or do we make a major change in our business model?”

  • A startup is not a smaller version of a large company
  • You don’t need a business plan, you need a business model
  • Don’t waste time and money building something nobody wants
  • Successful startups don’t build products, they solve problems
  • A business model describes the rationale of how an organization creates, delivers, and captures value
  • A great product will fail without a good business model
  • Startups exist to create and test hypotheses until they find a working business model
  • A minimum viable product (MVP) helps startups run experiments quickly and effectively
  • Every startup must decide whether to pivot or proceed

Our mentors: Arne Grove (DK) and Janusz Kahl

Pictures from the workshop