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The Rocket Kit

Knowledge from the bestPractical knowledge from more than 50 experts and investors, 7 workshops and more than 100 hours of mentoring and networking
Get fundingUp to 180 000 PLN of investment and even 800 000 PLN from external polish and foreign investors
Top notch partnersPossibility to get wild card to global accelerators like Axel Springer Plug and Play and 120 000 $ technological grant from Microsoft
Pitch at infoShareFinal pitch during the biggest tech conference in CEE with more than 4 000 participants
Go globalVerify your project on foreign markets and grab a chance to go to Berlin and Silicon Valley for further acceleration with Axel Springer Plug and Play
Creative spaceDevelop project in Starter creative coworking space, best place to start business
Work in city of StartupsWhy Gdańsk? The best startup ecosystem in Poland awarded on ICT Summit
Live in unique hubPossibility to live in Clipster – unique hub for innovative ideas connecting coworking, coliving and cocreating

Who are we looking for?


Below you can find our preferred branches, but if your startup is from another one – feel free to apply anyway!

Social Impact

Life Science

Space

FinTech

Big Data

Mobile

Energy

Lifestyle


Rocket Startups


These are our rocking startups of 2016:test

Meet rocking startups of first edition:

SIP

Fashionote

dr Poket

Pressium

Pin Your Client

StructView

A software designed for mobile devices which utilizes Augmented Reality technology for displaying virtual objects in real environment.

http://arhome.eu/

An interactive mobile application for tourists that offers routes tailored to user’s preferences and is becoming user’s personal guide in a mobile version.

http://www.footsteps.city

Mobile application that streamline daily work of medical teams and caregivers in children’s hospices, which also gives remote access to information about the current status of the patient.

http://hospicare.pl/

Project that aims to create a strong Polish brand manufacturer of custom-made bicycles, scooters and electric motorcycles. Vehicles are a combination of art and new technologies.

http://www.e-vasari.com/

SIP is a hardware which provides intelligent drink and beverage pouring solution. Product introduces also easy way to promote events with the usage of social media. It offers interactive interfaces that are targeted towards fairs and trade expos.

http://sipdrink.com/

Fashionote is personal notebook that helps remember fashion items that we come across in fashion magazines. It is a mobile application to use while reading them that allows to recognize the items on magazine page, remember them and shop them online or offline.

http://vimeo.com/97100173

dr Poket is drug management and tracking platform, designed to make sure that the right people are taking the right drugs at the right time. Our system links the patient with the doctor and provides information about medical history, possible drugs interactions and precautions.

https://www.facebook.com/drpoket

Pressium simplifies media relations by giving its users a set of customized PR tools. With Pressium complete online press rooms can be created in just few minutes, PR professionals will spend less time than usual on preparing press releases and e-mail distribution.

https://pressium.pl/

Pin Your Client solves three most important challenges for the SaaS platforms. Convincing more people to sign up for free account, swaying more to start paying and predict who will stop. It finds users on which marketers should focus as they are most prone to start or stop paying.

http://www.pinyourclient.com

StructView is an innovative suite of solutions that enhance static pages and web applications with dynamic 3D components. Thanks to unique tools and services linked to them, it is able to supply products that offer a whole new dimension of quality and functionality.

http://www.structview.com

Current edition


Experts

Coming soon! Stay tuned!

Agnieszka Nazaruk

Niwa

Agnieszka Oleszczuk

Evenea.pl

Aleksander Libera

Invest in Poland

Aleksandra Mokwa

City of Gdansk

Arkadiusz Hajduk

Grupa ENERGA

Arkadiusz Regiec

Beestfund S.A

Artur Granicki

Cytowski & Partners

Artur Smolicki

newCreative

Bart Mozyrko

Usability Tools

Bartek Gola

SpeedUp Group

Bettine Schmitz

Axel Springer Plug and Play

Bolesław Drapella

RoomAuction.com & AirHelp.eu

Cathy White

Seedcamp

Damian Derebecki

Lematika

Ewa Stachowiak

UXPin

Filip Miłoszewski

Listonic

Gary Whitehill

BURST & Entrepreneur Week

Hubert Tworkowski

Sotrender

Jacek Kłosiński

ENGRAM

Jacek Kotarbiński

Marketing Specialist

Jacek Łubiński

Venture Fund

Jakub Pawełczak

Business Development Expert

Jan Kleczkowski

Audience Marketing Director

Jarek Łojewski

Kreatyw.Pro

Jędrzej Iwaszkiewicz

D-RAFT

Joanna Grandzicka

Incubator Starter

Jörg Rheinboldt

Axel Springer Plug and Play

Julie Collins

Collins & Collins

Kamil Dziadkiewicz

Swimmo

Karolin Kruiskamp

Startupbootcamp

Katarzyna Godlewska

Absolvent.pl

Konrad Synoradzki

Allegro Group

Krzysztof Cała

StructView

Krzysztof Skrobański

Kancelaria COGNITOR

Lech Rychliński

ROCKET STUDIO

Leszek Orłowski

PwC Polska

Luca Ferraro

Crucible Associates

Łukasz Brzeziński

Moja Norwegia

Łukasz Jurczak

Wirtualna Polska

Łukasz Młodyszewski

DreamJay

Łukasz Murawski

Studio 102 / Quellio

Łukasz Olechnowicz

Volanto

Łukasz Turczyński

GetResponse

Maciej Woźniak

Whites

Maciek Saganowski

Ultimo

Magda Borowik

TechFuture

Maks Stempniewicz

Startup Lead

Małgorzata Jasnoch

Incubator Starter

Małgorzata Walczak

ENEA Innovation

Marc Wesselink

Startupbootcamp

Marcin Borecki

CloudExpert.pl

Marcin Kowalik

Black Pearls VC

Marcin Kowalski

UXPin

Marcin Kurek

Protos Venture

Marcin Pokojski

infoShare Academy

Marcin Potkański

Brandish Agency

Marcin Szelag

Partner Innovation Nest

Marcin Zabielski

Hedgehog Fund

Mariusz Muraszko

UX Designer

Mariusz Wesołowski

Uczestnicy.pl

Mateusz Ojdowski

Movade

Michał Ciemiński

Platinum Seed

Michał Jaskólski

Morizon.pl

Michał Kordaczuk

Dentons Poland

Michał Olszewski

 

Michał Sadowski

Brand24

Mick Griffin

Brand24

Miłosz Wójcik

Appchance

Monika Czaplicka

Wobuzz

Patryk Górniak

Whalla Labs

Paul Nowak

Contellio Ltd.

Peter Horsten

Goyello

Petra Kolesarova

Credo Ventures

Daniel Bajer

DBG Consulting

Piotr Bucki

Bucki PRO

Piotr Ćwik

ENEA Innovation

Piotr Pietrzak

IBM Poland

Radek Zaleski

Swapp Games

Radosław Czyrko

Xevin Investments

Robert Stalmach

Newspoint

Simon McDermott

New Media Cloud

Stanisław Leśniak

PwC Polska

Tomasz Czapliński

SpeedUp Group

Tomasz Ejtminowicz

Meritum Kancelaria Radców Prawnych

Tomasz Smorgowicz

Studio 102

Tomasz Snażyk

Cytowski & Partners

Wiktor Wołoszko

drogadoinnowacji.pl

Wojciech Szapiel

Polish Investment Fund


Why is it worth joining us?


whitehill

Gary Whitehill

Starter Rocket is the go-to anchor of the innovation community in Gdansk. The environment, team, and resources are top notch.

Founder of BURST

2015-10-09T11:59:33+00:00

Founder of BURST

whitehill
Starter Rocket is the go-to anchor of the innovation community in Gdansk. The environment, team, and resources are top notch.
bucki

Piotr Bucki

This world needs problem solvers not just money makers. That is why I love the opportunity to work with Starter Rocket acceleration program find the good ideas and turn them into business solution. It is a great boot camp where ideas are turned into projects and projects are turned into businesses. A real thing organised by great people who do not fear the challenges.

Founder at Bucki PRO

2015-09-27T18:50:13+00:00

Founder at Bucki PRO

bucki
This world needs problem solvers not just money makers. That is why I love the opportunity to work with Starter Rocket acceleration program find the good ideas and turn them into business solution. It is a great boot camp where ideas are turned into projects and projects are turned into businesses. A real thing organised by great people who do not fear the challenges.
saganowski

Maciej Saganowski

Last year I had a pleasure to work with and consult to some brilliant entrepreneurial minds taking part in the Starter Rocket program run by the Incubator Starter in Gdańsk. Starter Rocket was designed to fast-track up and coming developers and product folks and inject their ideas with valuable feedback and insights on how to get their online ventures to a product market fit faster. I’m excited to be part of this amazing initiative again in 2016.

Founder of Ultimo

2015-09-27T18:49:26+00:00

Founder of Ultimo

saganowski
Last year I had a pleasure to work with and consult to some brilliant entrepreneurial minds taking part in the Starter Rocket program run by the Incubator Starter in Gdańsk. Starter Rocket was designed to fast-track up and coming developers and product folks and inject their ideas with valuable feedback and insights on how to get their online ventures to a product market fit faster. I’m excited to be part of this amazing initiative again in 2016.
dziadkiewicz

Kamil Dziadkiewicz

There are many programs that call themselves accelerators etc. Starter Rocket is different - it's a community of people ready to learn and to help each other, which is in my opinion the reason why the alumni of this program are startups that think, calculate, check and THEN act. And that is my favorite type of startup! 🙂

Digital Marketing Specialist at Swimmo

2015-09-27T18:48:14+00:00

Digital Marketing Specialist at Swimmo

dziadkiewicz
There are many programs that call themselves accelerators etc. Starter Rocket is different - it's a community of people ready to learn and to help each other, which is in my opinion the reason why the alumni of this program are startups that think, calculate, check and THEN act. And that is my favorite type of startup! 🙂
michalak

Marcin Michalak

During program you will have the opportunity to meet great and experienced mentors, get insight into your project, receive constructive feedback but also you will test yourself how to dynamically adjust to hard work. Last but not least great fact about Starter Rocket is that you will have fun.. and unlimited pizza !:). If you are reading this and wonder if you should apply for Starter Rocket stop wasting your time and do it. There is nothing you will regret. You will learn how to pitch, how to sell and you will discover how many coffees you can drink during one day.

CEO Dr Poket

2015-11-11T16:51:06+00:00

CEO Dr Poket

michalak
During program you will have the opportunity to meet great and experienced mentors, get insight into your project, receive constructive feedback but also you will test yourself how to dynamically adjust to hard work. Last but not least great fact about Starter Rocket is that you will have fun.. and unlimited pizza !:). If you are reading this and wonder if you should apply for Starter Rocket stop wasting your time and do it. There is nothing you will regret. You will learn how to pitch, how to sell and you will discover how many coffees you can drink during one day.
hajduk

Arkadiusz Hajduk

An accelerator is worth as much as the value delivered to a startup by organisers and their mentor and investor network. Having that in mind, Starter Rocket is one of the top accelerators in CEE and your startup really should apply. See you in Gdańsk

Head of innovation at Grupa ENERGA

2015-09-27T18:46:24+00:00

Head of innovation at Grupa ENERGA

hajduk
An accelerator is worth as much as the value delivered to a startup by organisers and their mentor and investor network. Having that in mind, Starter Rocket is one of the top accelerators in CEE and your startup really should apply. See you in Gdańsk
drapella

Bolesław Drapella

Starter Rocket is a great initiative for new entrepreneurs and young companies that truly helps them in kickstarting their business the right way. Useful workshops and meetings with hand picked mentors for each project are probably the best value startups can get in this part of Europe. Contacts and mentoring often also evaluate into partnerships. What a great win-win!

Founder of RoomAuction.com Ltd

2015-09-27T18:44:43+00:00

Founder of RoomAuction.com Ltd

drapella
Starter Rocket is a great initiative for new entrepreneurs and young companies that truly helps them in kickstarting their business the right way. Useful workshops and meetings with hand picked mentors for each project are probably the best value startups can get in this part of Europe. Contacts and mentoring often also evaluate into partnerships. What a great win-win!

Schedule

11-13.01.16

Preparation Camp

21-23.01.16

1st workshop meetup – Lean Canvas / HR management / Time management / Leadership

04-06.02.16

2nd workshop meetup – Customer Development / Value Proposition / Design Thinking / Fundraising / Crowdfunding

18-20.02.16

3rd workshop meetup – Business Management / Law / Networking / Cooperation / Meeting with investor

03-05.03.16

4th workshop meetup – Product Day / UX / Strategy and financial modelling

17-19.03.16

5th workshop meetup – Pitching / Marketing / Branding

07-09.04.16

6th workshop meetup – Bookkeeping / Foreign Markets / BizSpark / Sales B2B B2C

28-30.04.16

7th workshop meetup – Sales/Persuasion/Negotiation Rules / PITCHING

17.05.16

Pitching preparation

18-20.05.16

Rocket Spotlight Demo Day

*Schedule may be changed, more details after being qualified for the project

Schedule of Starter Rocket Second Batch to will be announced soon. Stay tuned!

Check out how did the first edition looked like!

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