The MIT Enterprise Forum CEE, one of the largest accelerators for startups, announced the finalists of the 1st edition of the program. What makes them special? Innovative ideas, unconventional solutions and modern technologies. The winners are now going to take part in the weekly Bootcamp in Boston, where they will present their solutions in the ecosystem built around the world’s best technology university – Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
The MIT Enterprise Forum CEE program is part of the global MIT Enterprise Forum network, which has branches in several US states, as well as in Greece, Spain, Israel, Turkey and Pakistan. By now, Poland has been the only country in Central and Eastern Europe where acceleration of startups under the MIT Enterprise Forum Poland brand is carried out. From January 15, another fourteen countries will join this group: the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Austria, Romania, Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, Bulgaria, Ukraine, Belarus, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia.
The aim of the MIT Enterprise Forum CEE acceleration is to support the most innovative scientific and technological start-ups from Poland and Central and Eastern Europe by combining their potential with the knowledge and resources of large enterprises from sectors including finance, insurance, energy and life science, as well as the experience of mentors who have achieved spectacular successes in international business.
THE DREAM OF CONQUERING THE AMERICAN MARKET IS FOR THE TAKING
A total of 15 young technology companies underwent the acceleration in the first edition of the program. During DemoDay, which took place on July 9 in Warsaw, these five finalists were selected and given tickets for the weekly Bootcamp in Boston:
- AISens: Provides precise measurements of joint mobility in real time. Thanks to Orthyo Sensors, therapy is safer and more effective, which significantly facilitates the physiotherapeutic process.
- ChallengeRocket: A platform using artificial intelligence to acquire and recruit talent from the IT industry.
- Intelliseq: Automatic system for fast and precise analysis of genetic information which gives the possibility of generating clinical reports for many diagnostic threads.
- PhageArmour: Technology of combating pathogenic bacteria, including antibiotic-resistant strains, using bacteriophages, dedicated to, among others, veterinary industry and companies involved in animal production.
- : Offers CreditCloud API credit services to clients in any shopping context by increasing the level of their availability.
– This year’s trip to Bootcamp is a prize for the top 10 startups from the last two editions of our program. During their stay in the USA, young entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to learn how to develop business in the US market and learn about one of the world’s largest innovation ecosystems focused on the Massachusetts Institute of Technology – says Łukasz Owczarek, Head of Acceleration at Fundacji Przedsiębiorczości Technologicznej, which is the organizer of the MIT Enterprise Forum CEE program. – For young and innovative companies, it is also a great opportunity to present their technologies to investors or potential partners from the USA and an opportunity to commercialize their products and services on foreign markets – he adds.
During DemoDay, the ChallengeRocket team, whose pitch received the highest number of votes from the participants of the event, was the audience award winner.
1st EDITION OF THE MIT ENTERPRISE FORUM CEE PROGRAM
The main partners of the program are Adamed – a pharmaceutical and biotechnology company, which was founded on the basis of Polish scientific thought and own patents, and MCX – the core of a strong group of specialized companies, including, among others, companies in the field of ICT solutions and renewable energy.
Supporting partners include LINK4, Nationale-Nederlanden, MDI Energia SA, Sollers Consulting, PZU and Vetasi. The substantive partners include the Authorized Training Center of Sandler Training – Twarowski & Posmyk, CRIDO, EUPATENT.PL patent office, Extended Tools, Novismo, TaxLab and Hasik Rheims & Partners. Organizations supporting acceleration include CMS Law and Tax, Foundation for Polish Science, Polish Business and Innovation Centers Association in Poland (PBICA).
The implementation of the program is supported by a grant awarded to Foundation of Technology Entrepreneurship by the Polish Agency for Enterprise Development under Measure of the 2.5 SGOP Acceleration Programs.