No matter the industry, a founding year, technology...
This year ANY STARTUP can participate in the survey.
Why should you participate?
Building an effective ecosystem requires knowledge that reaches decision-makers, industry organisations and founders themselves.
#1 Take your startup to the next level
Do you have plans to conquer global markets?
It will be easier for you when startups from Poland enjoy a good technological brand in the world. The narrative about Polish startups, which we present in our annual report, reaches foreign investors, journalists and international corporations. It arouses interest, inspires and allows to compare it with other countries.
Data from our Report is quoted in European and world reports on startups.
Don't let Polish startups be a white spot on the map of global innovation ecosystems!
#2 Create better law
Do you want to influence decision makers?
Hard data is a powerful weapon in the fight for better regulations. It is a point of reference for those who draft laws or programmes to finance innovation. The annual Startup Poland's report goes to the desks of every levels decision makers including the President of the Republic of Poland and the Prime Minister.
Make sure that decision-makers also learn about your experience in building a startup in Poland. Do not deprive yourself of the influence on the legal environment in your country.
#3 Advise the big business how to work with startups
Do you think big business doesn't understand startups?
Corporations have money, structures and the market, and you have a product that you think could grow quickly with their help. Unfortunately, the reasoning of business startups and economic giants are two different fairy tales. Corporations don't always understand startups, and startups don't always understand corporations. The Polish Startups Report is sent every year to innovation managers in the largest corporations operating on the Polish market. It stimulates their interest in investments in technologies and acquisitions.
Thanks to your voice, your business comes across the radar of the biggest players in your industry.
What's special about the 5th edition?
This year's research is tackling:
IT/ICT vs others
Are there any differences between startups operating in diverse technological areas?
Who raises more money and from where?
Money, money & more money
What does the structure of startup expenses look like?
What do they spend the most money on?
Is it getting harder to find a financing?
Which industries draw more money?
What is blocking startups in their growth?
What are the regulatory barriers?
What are the typical barriers for startups at different stages of growth?
Founders' attitude towards their company
How do founders imagine the best case scenario for their startups?
Are they satisfied with their startup's growth?
Is hyperoptymism useful when starting a company?
This year's report is supported by:
PKN ORLEN is a leading-edge player on the fuels and energy markets, and the largest company in Central and Eastern Europe, listed in prestigious global rankings such as Fortune Global 500, Platts TOP250 and Thompson Reuters TOP100.
For several consecutive years, ORLEN has been recognised as the most valuable Polish brand, worth PLN 4.7bn. PKN ORLEN is the only company in the region to be included for the sixth consecutive time in the list of The Most Ethical Companies by the US-based Ethisphere Institute.
The Polish Agency for Enterprise Development (PARP) is involved in the implementation of national and international programmes financed from the EU structural funds, state budget and multiannual programmes of the European Commission. As a key authority responsible for creating a business-friendly environment in Poland, PARP contributes to the creation and effective implementation of the state policy related to enterprise, innovation and staff adaptability. Pursuant to the principle “Think Small First”, in all its activities the Agency puts a particular emphasis on the needs of the SME sector.
The Kronenberg Foundation focuses on economic education and the protection of cultural heritage. Embracing new ideas, initiate and manage volunteering projects for the employees of Citi Handlowy, promote Corporate Social Responsibility and support the growth of local communities. The Kronenberg Foundation have developed a number of original programs and supported worthwhile projects delivered by other organizations countrywide, with particular focus on local initiatives. Throughout 20 years of activity, all programs reached over 10 million Poles.
At HubHub, like-minded talent and a culture of opportunity collide – creating the perfect environment for extraordinary things to happen. It’s a meeting of minds, a vibrant collective of energetic and dynamic people, each dedicated to the shared success of our thriving network and driving towards the one same goal – to keep on growing. HubHub infuses its environments with a certain alchemy for success. Everything we do is specifically designed to create and maximise opportunities between our people and the wider ecosystem, and for our educational programmes to develop and grow talent.
Who is interested in you?
Polish startups are discussed by the president, prime minister and ministers as well as members of Parliament.
We promote Polish startups at the most important conferences, including those at which startups do not generally go.
Our reports go to the leading economic media in Poland and internationally.
Become a part of something bigger!
Startup Poland will launch the Membership Model this Autumn.
What can a membership give you?
The number of respondents is growing every year. Will you help us to increase the number this year?
How much time does it take to fill in the survey?
About 40 minutes. We are aware that it is not a short survey and a founder's every minute is worth its weight in gold. That's why we will respect your decision NOT to participate in the survey, but it will be a great loss for the community.
Am I allowed to take part in the survey?
Of course, you are! We will deeply appreciate your commitment. However, if you HAVE NOTHING in common with startups or have never launched a company and even don't plan to do so, the it might be a waste of time.
Will I get a free copy of the report?
Yes, the PDF version will be available for free on our website: www.startuppoland.org. Printed copies will be distributed during various startup events and conferences in Poland as well as internationally.
What's the purpose of the research?
We want to live in a country where business conditions encourage entrepreneurship. In a country where fast-growing tech companies create highly-paid jobs with modern culture. We dream of a modern education system that produces creative and courageous leaders. In order to have an influence on how the law is made and what society thinks about entrepreneurs, we conduct research. The results give us a tool to fight for a better tomorrow.
Polish startups? I'm a cosmopolitan and IMHO I have nothing to do with 'Polish startups' !
We understand. But understand us too. We are fighting for a better tomorrow here in Poland. That's why we collect metrics about those startups that may be affected to some extent by these Polish conditions. So if, for example, you have a Polish passport, but you have registered your company in Delaware - then from our point of view you are a Polish startup. If you do not have a Polish passport but have a limited liability company. - then you are a Polish startup. If you do not have a Polish passport or a limited liability company, but you want to have e.g. employees in Poland or a Polish investor, and you are still able to fill in the questionnaire - then you are a Polish startup. Sorry, you can't run away from it. You will always be a Polish startup in our sense.
Will I get paid for my participation in the study?
We are a non-profit organization, but also not-for-loss one. We act in the interest of the entire startup community and make a good thing you will appreciate when your children do ICO.
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