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Dragons Cave Pre-Accelerator

Growth Program For Early Stage Startups

The Dragons Cave Pre-Accelerator is a growth program for early-stage startups with the goals of registering new companies, launching MVPs, and onboarding first users. Through six workshops and Matchmaker Day final, founders will develop a comprehensive entrepreneurial skillset and have the opportunity to access resources and expertise in the Małopolska innovation ecosystem. The hybrid program format will leverage Yolk Coworking from where mentors and experts will lead independent and interactive workshops while founders will participate via Zoom. All founders from identified early-stage startups in Małopolska can request access to the workshops and the program strives to create legacy content that will give value to startups at scale. The top six early-stage startups in the program will be highlighted in the Dragons Cave Pre-Accelerator portfolio on the program landing page. 

The program is realized with the financial support of Małopolska and organized by the Foundation Supporting #OMGKRK.

Program Timeline

May 27th – Launch Of Dragons Cave Recruitment Campaign At Girls Up Program Grand Finale

June 10th – Pre-Accelerator Virtual Info Day With Early Stage Startups & Program Partners

July 15th – Workshop #1: The Tech Entrepreneur Mind & Becoming V.C. Fundable

July 29th – Workshop #2: Lean Canvas & Business Administration Bootcamp

August 12th – Workshop #3: Introduction To KPIs, Objectives & Key Results

August 26th – Workshop #4: Ideal Customer Profile, Sales & Pitching

September 9th – Workshop #5: Validating MVP & Scaling Up

September 23rd – Workshop #6: Ecosystem Opportunities & Growth Roadmap

October 15th – Matchmaker Day: Grand Finale With Program Partners

Dragons Cave Pre-Accelerator Portfolio Early Stage Startups 

  • Bio-Tech & Heath
  • Creative & Leisure
  • E-Commerce & Marketplace
  • Fin-Tech
  • Impact
  • Industry 4.0
  • Marketing-Tech
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Aqool

Deals marketplace combined with influencer marketing
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BioMinds

We provide a new and more effective way of neurological rehabilitation
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Isolation Support Strategies sp. z o.o

Mental health therapy practice that targets isolation and measures impact
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Lifebe

Debt-free lifestyle powered by subscriptions
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Tadom

Tadom is a service which allows you to create interior design, fit-out and furnish in a few minutes.
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We See

Social startup being developed to inspire and facilitate volunteering, pro bono and donations.

All Founders From Identified Małopolska Early Stage Startups Can Access And Participate In Pre-Accelerator Workshops

Identified Early Stage Startups In Małopolska

Organizer

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This project is realized by the

Foundation Supporting #OMGKRK.

Patron

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This project is realized with the

financial support of Małopolska.

Lead Mentors

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Support Mentors

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Technology Partners

Our technology partners are ready to support teams in their technical needs and supporting teams getting on the path to scaling.

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Hybrid Workshop Format

Hybrid format with workshop presentations and experts streamed from Yolk Coworking while teams participate via Zoom.

Workshops are scheduled to take place every second on Wednesdays from 18:00 – 19:30.

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Workshop 1: The Tech Entrepreneur Mind & How To Be V.C. Fundable

Workshop Date: Wednesday, July 15th, 2020

Presentations By: Anna Ryś and Grzegorz Banaś

In the opening workshop, early-stage startup founders will learn what it really takes to be a successful CEO including the mentality, leadership skills, and approach to the company’s mission, market, and culture. In addition, an experienced entrepreneur will share what mistakes and pitfalls should be avoided.

Teams that are interested in pursuing venture capital will hear what the growth expectations are from the V.C. perspective for projects to be viable and realistically considered for investment. 

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Workshop 2: Lean Canvas & Business Administration Bootcamp

Workshop Date: Wednesday, July 29th, 2020

Assignment Before Workshop: Lean Canvas Exercise & Legal Checklist

Presentations By: Project People Team & JWMS Law Firm Team

In the 2nd workshop, teams will go through the lean canvas process in an attempt to validate assumptions about their business model and client personas. No project is too advanced for this classic and tested exercise where guesses and forecasts hit the real-world. This will be complemented with an overview of the significant administrative part of running any business including company registration, accounting, privacy policies, and contracts. Finally, founders will be able to learn more about service providers in the program network that can help teams improve in a particular area.

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Workshop 3: Operations & Target Setting

What are your startup’s desired outcomes over the next 30 days? The next quarter? What metrics are you measuring and what tools are you using to keep track of the data? How are you organizing your calendar? These are the types of questions that the third workshop will aim to answer. Your startup’s success will depend on your ability to correctly prioritize, execute your goals and be able to prove it. In this workshop, teams will set achievable goals through the conclusion of the program, identify KPIs and begin tracking their performance.

Workshop Date: Wednesday, August 12th, 2020

Presentations By:  Beata Mosór-Szyszka CEO Project:People

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Workshop 4: Go To Market Strategy, Lead Generation & Pitching

A great product is not worth much if you can articulate its value and sell it to clients! In this workshop, the emphasis will be on how to effectively pitch your business both on stage and in the digital space. The topic will extend into a breakdown of the many steps that are part of a conversion or closing the deal starting from how to identify a need through how to keep your clients happy to avoid churn.

Workshop Date: August 26th, 2020

Presentations By: Hubert Kucharski of Scale Your Sales

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Workshop 5: Testing MVP & Scaling Up

What makes a startup a startup is its scalability and for that Founders need to be using the right technology to increase automation across different sectors of the company to have operations run smoothly. In this workshop, startups will be expected to have a functioning MVP to be tested by users and examined by program partners to examine the quality of the product. The workshop will also provide an overview of technologies to build your startup over the long term.

Workshop Date: Wednesday, September 9th, 2020

Presentations By: Bartosz Józefowski Krakow Technology Park

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Workshop 6: Ecosystem Opportunities & Growth Roadmap

What to do are the conclusion of the Dragons Cave Pre-Accelerator? The final workshop will include a regional and national ecosystem overview identifying the best opportunities where to continue growing your startup including top events, additional acceleration programs and other matchmaking organizations to can help on your journey from startup to scaleup.

Workshop Date: Wednesday, September 23rd, 2020

Presentations By: Dominika Walec – Vice-President Foundation Supporting #OMGKRK

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Matchmaker Day

Thursday, October 15th, 2020

17:00 – 20:00

The Dragons Cave Pre-Accelerator reaches its conclusion at Matchmaker Day in mid-October where the startups will make their final pitch to program partners, angel investors and the broader community showcasing their progress throughout the program, highlight their solutions to vertical challenges and engage in intensive matchmaking.

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