Launched the Polish-Ukrainian accelerator Startup Bridge 2023

On February 13, recruitment for the Polish-Ukrainian pre-acceleration program Startup Bridge 2023 began. The organizers will select 15 Ukrainian startups, each of which will receive development packages worth PLN 10,000.

  • Pre-seed/seed-stage startups that are interested in the possibilities of the Polish and European markets (training, partnerships, funding opportunities) can participate.
  • At least 50% of the shares of a legal entity are owned by a citizen/citizens of Ukraine, and the legal entity has been established for no more than 60 months (5 years).
  • Startup founders need to speak English well enough to communicate.⁣
  • The priority will be companies that influence the post-war reconstruction of Ukraine..⁣

The winners will receive several individual sessions with PUSB-accredited mentors. Also, a series of meetings with C-level leaders of Ukrainian startups that have managed to expand their business around the world and raise funds from international investors and business angels.

The winners will receive up to PLN 10,000. A third of them should be spent on working with mentors and experts. The rest will be spent according to the individual development plan of each startup. The victory also includes a special free co-working space in Warsaw.

Recruitment of participants began on February 13 and will last until March 13. Later, the applications will be analyzed and the top 15 startups will be selected. In April, the implementation of the program will begin: achieving the set goals, participating in meetups, working 1:1 with mentors, purchasing the necessary equipment or consultations, preparing for the final pitch day and presenting the startup to the investor.