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

Coaching and Mentoring

Coaching and mentoring is a very important part of building the business. South Poland Cleantech Cluster cooperates with a very capable pool of experienced coaches and mentors, that are willing to offer knowledge in order to accelarate the adoption of sustainable solutions.

Mentoring enables expirienced, highly competent staff to pass their expertise on to others who need to acquire specified skills.

A number of companies have been conducting business for years without realizing their true growth potential. The cooperation with mentor is designed to guide these companies to furher growth by the use of advise and consueling.

As the business grows, it can afford to hire full time employees with good subject matter expertise, in the meantime, there are valuable coaches and mentors to help guide the business through its early development. Whether you are an experienced businessman who would be interested in helping these new enterprises or if you are a new enterprise that is seeking experienced advice, SPCleantech is the right partner to talk to.

Companies, Coaches and Mentees who have benefited from coaching and mentoring support have reported success such as:

  • Growth on bottom line
  • Improved sales
  • Enhanced performance
  • Improved employee retention
  • Knowledge and skills acquisition
  • Increased confidence
  • New clients
  • Enhanced networking

The conclusion that stands out is that professional development is much more likely to be successful when it involves collaboration between staff and that effective mentoring and coaching is key to this professional development.