Recruitment For Aspiring Entrepreneurs And Early-Stage Startups Through June 23rd
(Krakow, Poland) – The Foundation Supporting #OMGKRK with the support of Małopolska has opened applications for the first edition of the Dragons Cave Pre-Accelerator. The 10-week growth program is designed to develop entrepreneurs and accelerate the growth of their technology businesses. Individuals interested in starting or accelerating their startup journey are invited to apply via the website: https://www.omgkrk.com/dragonscave/. The deadline for submitting applications is June 23, 2019.
“We are very excited to meet entrepreneurs who are ready to advance their ideas into successful businesses. Early-stage startups will go through six workshops, work with experienced mentors and engage with established technology companies to firmly put their companies on a path towards growth,” said Dominika Walec, Head of Growth at the Foundation Supporting #OMGKRK.
The Dragons Cave Pre-Accelerator Story
All residents of Krakow are familiar with the folklore that a ruthless dragon once terrorized the city. The legend goes that traditional thinking and classic methods that were predicted to destroy the beast had failed. However few realize that the solution to successfully destroy the dragon required innovative and unconventional thinking. The Foundation Supporting #OMGKRK believes that this story proves there has been startup thinking in Krakow from its beginning and should be understood it this way. This legacy continues at the Dragons Cave Pre-Accelerator where instead of slaying dragons, the program aims to help entrepreneurs conquer the market.
About The Program
The Dragons Cave Pre-Accelerator will develop 6 promising teams or early-stage startups from Małopolska over the course of ten weeks. The deadline to apply for the program is June 23rd, 2019 after which six teams will be selected and paired with a lead mentor who that will work with throughout the program.
The lead mentors in the program are Szymon Janicki – CEO of HCM Deck, Wiktor Wachałowski – CEO of Airly, Richard Lucas – Serial Entrepreneur and Angel Investor, Dominika Walec – Head Of Growth at Foundation Supporting #OMGKRK, Wiktor Sarota – CEO of Infakt and Bartosz Józefowski – Head Of KPT ScaleUp Accelerator.
The first workshop is on July 14th and takes place in the early evening at a coworking location in the city center. There will be a workshop led by experts every two weeks on topics like business model, law and tax, marketing, building an MVP, building a team and financing. In between workshops teams will meet with mentors to receive advice and feedback on the development of their projects. A diversity of support mentors are also available to work with program participants.
“I am excited to join the Dragons Cave Pre-Accelerator as a support mentor, I truly believe that innovation is the key to solve the world’s problems and I cannot wait to meet and help the startups which will be selected to join us,” said Itamar Zabari CEO of Sky And Space Global Software.
Selected founders will also have the opportunity to engage with strategic partners of the program like Krakow Technology Park to access their resources and network. In addition, several early-stage investors will be following the development of the teams in the program and sustainable financing of the startups is a goal of the program.
The pre-accelerator concludes with a Demo Day highlighting the achievements of the teams during Krakow Startup Week in October 2019. The deadline to apply for the program is June 23rd.
The program is funded from the Małopolska program “Here Technology Becomes Business” and is supported by Foundation Supporting #OMGKRK members.
Krakow – Europe’s Next Big Tech Hub?
Krakow’s startup community has developed significantly over the past several years as recognized in a 2019 OECD report and on respected media sites like Sifted. Every week there is significant news in the community like Talent Alpha’s huge 5 million USD seed round or the development of Zabłocie Innovation Hub. The Foundation Supporting #OMGKRK is the middle of it all. The Dragons Cave Pre-Accelerator is another important milestone on the Foundation’s mission towards building a world-class innovation ecosystem in Krakow.
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