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


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

On July 4th, 2016, CEO in SPCleantech, Janusz Kahl participated in a panel of experts in regional semi-finals of KICoff Competition 2016 in Kraków. KICoff Competition is the business idea aimed at promoting the entrepreneurship among young people and picking the best projects to accelerate the European sustainable energy market development.

7 groundbreaking startups from the field of sustainable energy have already faced jury of the regional semi-finals of the KICkoff Competition 2016 in Krakow. Energy market experts, entrepreneurs and business angels rated BIN-e and Lerta to be the best ideas at this regional stage. Both teams have qualified for the Grand Final in Warsaw, where on 20 September they will perform their final pitch and fight for €10 000, professional mentoring and a chance to get into KIC InnoEnergy Highway® accelerating programme with the financial support of up to €150 000.

BIN-e offers a solution for waste management in smart buildings. Their intelligent waste bin automatically recognizes, sorts, compresses and informs a user about the level of its filling. Their proud competitors, Lerta, is a cloud-based, modern energy intelligence software which helps utilities understand their customers’ usage, automates processes, rolls out DSR programmes and controls distributed generation. In a couple of weeks they will join 12 finalists from other CEE regions at the Final’s Boot Camp to master their public speaking and pitching skills, getting ready to introduce their ideas to the world.

KICkoff Competition – what is it all about?

KICkoff Competition is the business idea aimed at promoting the entrepreneurship among young people and picking the best projects to accelerate the European sustainable energy market development. The first stage of the competition is right behind us – over 100 applicants will take part in the workshops and the best of them will pitch in front of the start-up and energy market experts in seven countries: Bulgaria, Croatia, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Lithuania and Poland. Join one of the four remaining events for free and support them! KIC InnoEnergy together with local partners  invites everyone, start-upers, business and energy experts, enthusiasts, communities, students, journalists, mentors and investors, who is interested in sustainable energy, start-ups and business development.