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

Innovation & Entrepreneurship

South Poland Cleantech Cluster catalyzes innovation in Southern Poland by increasing the commercialization of new technologies, promoting entrepreneurship, supporting the creation of startups, and stimulating access to risk capital for early-stage enterprises.

SPCleantech links and integrates existing community resources at all levels to create a more robust innovation environment. Through this integration, we are connecting the dots for aspiring entrepreneurs, small- and medium-sized businesses, researchers, and inventors and are working to fill any gaps with transformative programs and resources.  We remove roadblocks and help you build your bridge to success. With the support of our partners and members, we are accelerating South Poland’s transformation to a more knowledge-based economy.

Small firms depend on entrepreneurs – the individuals who have the ideas and are willing to take the risks necessary to get a firm off the ground. South Poland needs more entrepreneurs and our Cluster is looking at ways in which potential entrepreneurs may be encouraged to set up firms.

First, there are cultural factors, which discourage too many people from starting a business. We need to develop a more entrepreneurial culture, starting with young people and from school education. Also there is too often a stigma attached to failure. Second, the administrative requirements – are often a major factor in putting entrepreneurs off. Third, entrepreneurs need to find it easier to attract investors.