South Poland Cleantech Cluster

organizes a seminar in cooperation with SGiPM

"Healthy building = healthy residents = a healthy city.
The healing role of architecture in public buildings "

Date: 01.03.2018, at 10.00 -14.00
Place: SGiPM, ul. Grodzka 15, Kraków

During the seminar, members of the cluster and other specialists will explain the legal status for today and for the coming years, many examples of passive and near-zero energy construction will be presented, as well as examples of public-private partnership (PPP) in public construction.

More information: seminar

 

South Poland Cleantech Cluster 

organizes another networking session for start-ups

"What start-ups need Business Angels for? How to get them?"

Date: Tuesday, 27.02.2018, at 18.00 - ??
Place: NordicHouse, ul. św. Anny 5, Krakow
Registration takes place by buying a free ticket for: business angels

During the activities of most start-ups, a moment arises in which the so-called bootstrapping, or basing development on own resources, is not enough for effective business development. Inability to obtain external financing and lack of own funds creates a barrier called the capital gap. A remedy for this problem may be cooperation with the Business Angels. Angel's support, however, is not just cash. It's also called smart money, or experience, a network of business contacts, managerial knowledge or know-how.

You will learn about the pros and cons of working with business angels at the next networking meeting.

Special guest:
Jacek Kubrak, business angel, investor, creator of innovative projects and technological solutions

SPCleantech is a Pre-Acceleration Point for Polish start-ups supported by KIC InnoEnergy and NordicHouse in Krakow. Partners have planned a series of 6 workshops and 2 conference aimed at sharing experience of Polish and Scandinavian mentors and coaches to Polish start-ups and mentors. The workshops take place at the headquarters of SPCleantech, Nordic House in Krakow. SPCleantech is working with a group of experienced mentors from Denmark, Finland and Sweden.

What is Pre-Acceleration Programme?

  • Pre-Acceleration programs aim at empowering people with valuable tools, educating them about what it takes to create a business. These programs are also effective channels to raise the community’s awareness regarding entrepreneurship.
  • Especially in the earlier-stage pre-accelerators, the program acts like a discovery journey for aspiring entrepreneurs: they take a glance at what being an entrepreneur means, experiencing also some of the obstacles they’ll have to face in the future. In more advanced-stage pre-accelerators people go further and deeper into entrepreneurship, working on their projects until they reach the quality level that might lead them to acceleration programs.
  • The Pre-Acceleration programs focus on helping people identify exactly what is the problem, and develop a solution that fits it. This is one of the most important stages for any first time entrepreneur and where pre-accelerators can add the most value.
  • Pre-Accelerators maintain a strong network, and link experienced mentors and inspiring entrepreneurs with the participants, working on helping people create new startups that will be part of the ecosystem and boost the local economy. In countries without an entrepreneurial mindset their action is even more relevant. Everybody knows what difference does it make in a local ecosystem when the startup community is truly connected and cooperates.
  • Pre-Accelerators goal is not only to technically skill-up entrepreneurs, but also to enhance and leverage people’s entrepreneurial mindset.
  • Many start-ups applying for acceleration programs do not fulfill all the requirements, or the expected quality level. Some Pre-Accelerators already prepare teams and startups for the next phase, the acceleration, where they can grow and expand quickly.