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More about Poland Prize

Poland Prize is an acceleration program aimed at helping startups from outside of Poland expand on the Polish/CEE market. You can apply if:

  • Your company is not older than  5 years and not bigger than 50 employees.

"MIT Enterprise Forum CEE is a perfect place to take your company to the next level and meet fantastic people who are always ready to help–not only during the program."

Maja Schaefer

CEO at Zowie

Are you ready to face the challenge?

Don’t miss this chance! Partner up with our long lasting Partners: Adamed Pharma, Coca-Cola HBC, MCX, JD Group, PZU, Żabka Polska.
The next application period will open in January 2022. Terms and conditions of Poland Prize can be found here:

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POLAND PRIZE

Official Operator

NEW OPPORTUNITIES FOR FOREIGN STARTUPS! 

We are extremely happy to announce that MIT EF CEE became the Poland Prize operator. Hence, it’s becoming an integral part of the MIT EF CEE Acceleration Program (starting in early January 2022).
 What does it mean for you? Extra funding opportunities and much more! 
See below.

Extra funding opportunities for startups

Great news for international startups in the fields of:  

WORK WITH THE BEST and meet
your future business partners.

  • You are willing to establish a new company in Poland.
  • At least 50% of company shares will belong to foreigners who were not registered self-employed sole trader in Poland.
  • The company might be granted activities regarding three areas: soft landing, development+acceleration, and the POC with the Business Partner.

Why MIT Enterprise Forum CEE?

We are CEE-based, equity-free startup acceleration program. Our accelerator is affiliated with the world-renowned Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Our mission is to help build a robust value proposition, to be able to scale in the local and international markets, primarily in the United States, via acceleration process.

2000+ APPLICATIONS

Received within 11 editions of the Program

200+ STARTUPS

Supported within 11 editions of the Program

150+ PARTNERSHIPS

Between startups and our corporate, business partner

50+ CORPORATE PARTNERS

From 8 different sectors

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Note: Only startups that meet formal requirements mentioned in the terms & conditions available on www.mitefcee.org will be granted with Poland Prize subsidy. Poland Prize is implemented under Measure 2.5 of the Smart Growth Operational Program financed by the European Regional Development Fund.

Check Poland Prize Terms & Conditions

€10,000 grant for soft-landing

Receive up to €10,000 grant as a financial support for soft-landing and in-kind services

Global networking opportunities

Gain access to global networking opportunities and present your innovation to potential industry partners and investors

Pilot and commercial implementations

Catalyze pilot and commercial implementation of your products in accelerator’s partner companies

€50,000 grant for product development

Receive up to €50,000 grant for product development and proof of concept with corporate Partners

Proven workshops

Series of practical workshops based on the '24 steps of disciplined entrepreneurship', the methodology of MIT professor - Bill Aulet

Complex support

Receive complex support in the development of your startup, including legal advice from polish business law experts and business development mentoring

The list goes on, but the amount of support that you’ll get out by joining our program is enormous.

Apply now

Health

New Energy

Fintech & Insurtech

Industry 4.0

Sustainability

Martech

Smart Cities

Retail & Autonomous Store

Internet of Things

Artificial Inteligence

Poland Prize Terms & Conditions