• One small step for a founder, a giant leap for the community!

    Startup Poland mission is more and larger startups. That is why we remove administrative barriers, change mentality and promote investments in startups among VC's corporations, public institiutions.


    Do you want to have an influence on how startups in Poland develop?

    roduct or service!

  • 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?

    ​Developmental barriers

    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?

  • Report's Partners

    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.

  • Become a part of something bigger!​

    Startup Poland will launch the Membership Model this Autumn.

    What can a membership give you?


    Access to experts

    You can get support from the best experts in the industry, whether you need a business consultation, legal advice or others.



    You will participate in networking meetings i.e with investors; trainings, debates and lectures tailored to your needs.



    We will represent your voice and needs in a national and international dialogue concerning startup ecosystem.

  • Previous reports

    The number of respondents is growing every year. Will you help us to increase the number this year?

    1101 respondents


    764 respondents


    692 respondents


    589 respondents


  • FAQ

    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.

  • For Press

    Do you want to be one of the first journalists to learn about the results of the survey? Are you interested in
    editorial cooperation? Contact with monika.wislowska@startuppoland.org

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