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

Visit in Øresund (DK, S)

 |  Category: SPCleantech News

On 27-30.08.2017, SPCleantech President, Janusz Kahl visited Greater Copenhagen Region (DK) and Skåne Business Region – Malmø, Lund (S). On the first day there was a visit to Malmø (S) at the MAXI IV Laboratory, a Swedish national laboratory providing scientists with the most brilliant X-rays for scientific research. With over 30 years of experience in the operation of the MAX I-III, the MAX IV was launched, which was launched on June 21, 2016. Janusz Kahl met with laboratory director Christoph Quitmann and Stefan Johansson from Invest in Skåne with whom he spoke about future cooperation.

On the second day of the visit Janusz Kahl met the owner of the Danish 1st mile company at the Copenhagen Technical University, Søren Houmøller. This company supporting university startups was responsible for 3 out of 5 applications to Horizon 2020, which received funding. The talks focused on technology transfer, support for startups and joint applications to Horizon 2020 and other EU financial sources.

On the third day of visiting Janusz Kahl as Goodwill Ambassador of the Danish-Swedish region, The Greater Copenhagen Region met with Denmark’s Prime Minister, Lars Løkke Rasmussen.

On the fourth day of the visit Janusz Kahl met with the owner and president of Green Wave Systems, a global IoT company with an address in Silicon Valley, USA, Martin Manniche. Talking to Martin, who is also the Goodwill Ambassador of the Øresund Region, was concerned about the possibility of creating a Venture Capital fund in Poland, as Martin works with it in Silicon Valley.