10 best start-ups in the capital city – in the Warsaw Booster semi-finals

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The jury chose the final ten during Semi Demo Day. In the third stage of the Warsaw Booster municipal acceleration program, the participants will refine their projects. They will take part in individual meetings and will take advantage of mentoring.

Among the projects that qualified for this year's finals are solutions in the field of health protection, education, safety, transport, as well as supporting the development of a smart and sustainable city.

Final start-ups

  • HYDRATICO is working on a solution that offers fast, modular, CO2-neutral water treatment stations;
  • Plan Be Eco offers a tool for companies to count and report their carbon footprint throughout the supply chain;
  • Swapp! proposes a new way of retailing FMCG products (including cosmetics, cleaning products and liquid foods) in the closed cycle;
  • Delivery Couple develops semi-autonomous robots to be used in deliveries by shops and restaurants;
  • AplhaPowders is working on  a new technology and builds a device that, without waste emissions, increases the sphericity of any polymer powders, including recycled materials;
  • EduCat wants to help students plan their further learning path using information about their interests, achievements and competences. It aims to enable them to connect with school and university students around the world;
  • Alko Prevent is developing a system of remote monitoring of alcohol and narcotic abstinence, which uses artificial intelligence;
  • Mediprintic is working on improving the treatment of forearm injuries;
  • Upmedic offers a platform for creating, storing and analyzing textual medical records (e.g. radiological descriptions);
  • PERMITS to Fly technology is developing an application that modifies the flight handling process.

 The city supports the ideas

"We are constantly implementing solutions that allow us to strengthen our city's resilience to crises. Increase energy efficiency, improve air quality, better manage waste. We are also looking for new ideas, which is why we are counting on innovative projects based on modern technologies, on which the participants of this year's edition of Warsaw Booster are working – says Karolina Zdrodowska, a director and coordinator for entrepreneurship and social dialogue at the Municipal Office of the capital city of Warsaw

All participants in the program are already winners. The knowledge they gained during the two stages of acceleration is invaluable, because it will allow them to run their businesses even better in the future. Now the final 10 will be able to benefit from more than 250 hours of individual counselling, as well as they will meet with potential business partners. I believe that the participants will make good use of this time and create such solutions that will support the innovative transformation of our city – says Grzegorz Kaczorowski, Director of the Economic Development Office in the City Hall.

Semi Demo Day

During Semi Demo Day, the participants presented their projects. Experts also discussed the challenges faced by the cities in the context of the energy crisis. The discussion was attended by: Piotr Nejman from the Circular Poland Foundation, Jolanta Szymańska from E.ON, Michał Purol from UNEP Grid, Rafał Brzozowski from Veolia and Grzegorz Nowaczewski from VP Plant. The panelists stressed the need to educate citizens and the importance of cooperation between different entities in preventing the effects of the crisis.

The coverage of Semi Demo Day can be viewed in the social media channels of the program on Facebook and on YouTube.

Warsaw Booster 2022

Warsaw Booster is the only cyclically implemented municipal acceleration program in Poland that supports young technological companies and authors in improving their business competences. This year, the city is organizing it for the ninth time. Participants of the program for many weeks receive individual and tailored support from over 100 mentors and advisors from over 50 Polish companies, international corporations and local government administration.

This year, more than 100 start-ups applied for the program. The jury selected the 45 best projects to participate in it.

In the first two rounds of acceleration, start-ups took advantage of mentoring and participated in more than 20 workshop meetings. They also presented their projects to representatives of offices, units and municipal companies. The jury chose the best projects.

In the last, third stage, there are 10 projects. For their originators, the organizers of the program have prepared 260 hours of individual support.

The best, final start-ups will present their solutions during the Demo Day, which will take place on 14 December. The jury will select three of them, which will receive financial prizes in the amount of PLN 45,000 (1st place), PLN 30,000 (2nd place), PLN 12,500 (3rd place).

More information about the Warsaw Booster program and its participants is available on the website and on Facebook profile.

The Warsaw Booster Program, commissioned by the Municipal Office of  of the capital city of Warsaw is implemented by a consortium of three foundations: the Start-up Hub Poland Foundation (SHP), the Coalition for Polish Innovation Foundation (KPI) and the Mobile Open Society Through Technology Foundation (MOST).