Ruszamy z naborem GammaRebels powered by Poczta Polska

 

Już 3 lutego ruszamy z naborem GammaRebels powered by Poczta Polska, realizowanego w ramach programu Scale UP. Jesteście gotowi do podjęcia wyzwania i zmierzenia się z oczekiwaniami partnera, który ma dostęp do wszystkich klientów w Polsce? Skonsultujcie z nami swoją propozycję jeszcze zanim ruszy nabór.
Na wstępie – zadamy Wam 3 pytania:

  • Czy Wasz zespół zweryfikował już swoją koncepcję biznesową i teraz czujecie, że czas zagrać w startupowej ekstraklasie?
  • Czy Wasza firma jest w stanie współpracować z jednym z największych polskich przedsiębiorstw?
  • Czy Wasz produkt lub usługa mogą przynieść wartość milionom klientów indywidualnych i korporacyjnych na polskim rynku?

Jeżeli pozytywnie odpowiedzieliście na powyższe pytania, to zapraszamy do wysyłania zgłoszeń do GammaRebels powered by Poczta Polska –  programu akceleracyjnego zorientowanego na potrzeby Poczty Polskiej S.A.

Kogo szukamy?

Najważniejsza jest dla nas oferowana wartość dodana, zarówno w stosunku do działalności Poczty Polskiej, jak również jej klientów, indywidualnych oraz korporacyjnych. Poszukujemy partnerów biznesowych którzy nawiążą długofalową współpracę z Pocztą Polską.

Na jakich obszarach się skupiamy?

Skupiamy się na Krajowych Inteligentnych Specjalizacjach:

  • nr 14: „Sensory (w tym biosensory) i inteligentne sieci sensorowe”
  • nr 15: „Inteligentne sieci i technologie geoinformacyjne”
  • nr 17: „Automatyzacja i robotyka procesów technologicznych”
  • nr 19: „Inteligentne technologie kreacyjne”

We wniosku aplikacyjnym pokażcie nam, jak jesteście w stanie uzupełnić ofertę i potencjał Poczty Polskiej w następujących obszarach tematycznych:

  • Produkty i usługi, dające nową wartość dla klienta i uzupełniające podstawową działalność Poczty Polskiej
  • Narzędzia marketingowe i komunikacyjne wykorzystujące potencjał Poczty Polskiej
  • Rozwiązania typu e-Government
  • Wsparcie w zakresie logistyki i optymalizacji pracy
  • Rozwiązania cyfrowe dla placówek pocztowych (smart post office)

Jak aplikować?

Nabór do pierwszej rundy akceleracji (obejmującej okres od kwietnia do czerwca 2017) rusza już 3 lutego – tego dnia na naszej stronie internetowej http://hardgamma.com/gammarebels/ pojawi się link do formularza online. Nabór będzie prowadzony przez 2 tygodnie.
Do tego czasu możecie możesz przesłać nam syntetyczny opis dotyczący Waszej oferty na adres: gammarebels@hardgamma.com
Nasz zespół da Wam szybki feedback, który pozwoli zidentyfikować informacje najbardziej istotne z punktu widzenia programu. Skorzystajcie bo warto! Przesyłany do nas syntetyczny opis musi  zmieścić się na 1 stronie A4.

Dlaczego warto aplikować?

Przez 3 miesiące pracy w ramach programu każdy z 10 uczestników otrzyma bezpośredni dostęp do informacji dotyczących potrzeb biznesowych oraz oczekiwań Poczty Polskiej. Wspólnie z osobami odpowiedzialnymi za rozwój biznesu Poczty będziecie mogli przygotować propozycję współpracy z Partnerem oraz zaprezentować się poprzez wdrożenie rozwiązania pilotażowego.
W staraniach wspierać będzie Was m.in. doświadczony zespół HardGamma Ventures, indywidualnie przypisani mentorzy wzmacniający Wasze kompetencje sprzedażowe oraz eksperci w dziedzinach takich jak: prawo, podatki, zarządzanie ryzykiem czy kwestie własności przemysłowej.
Dodatkowo, poprzez uczestnictwo w programie, uzyskacie dostęp do:

  • nawet 200 tys. PLN (non-equity) przeznaczonych na pokrycie kosztów związanych z dostosowaniem Waszego modelu biznesowego oraz produktu lub usługi do oczekiwań Poczty Polskiej
  • wyspecjalizowanych usług doradczych o wartości 50 tys. PLN.

 

 

Wartość projektu GammaRebels powered by Poczta Polska: 5.954.750,00 zł, w tym finansowanie ze środków Unii Europejskiej 5.859.275,00 zł.Okres realizacji projektu: 23 grudnia 2016 – 22 lutego 2018

Projekt GammaRebels powered by Poczta Polska współfinansowany jest ze środków Unii Europejskiej w ramach Programu Operacyjnego Inteligentny Rozwój 2014-2020; Osi priorytetowej II: Wsparcie otoczenia i potencjału przedsiębiorstw do prowadzenia działalności B+R+I; Działania 2.4 Współpraca w ramach krajowego systemu innowacji; Poddziałania 2.4.1 Centrum analiz i pilotaży nowych instrumentów inno_LAB; Pilotaż Scale UP

EIT Digital ARISE

Meet EIT Digital Accelerator team and speed your company growth.

eit-digital_4cDo you plan to expand your business to international markets or access foreign capital? EIT Digital Accelerator, business partner of HardGamma within ARISE programme, can help you. They are partnering with a massive network of innovation and industry leaders across Europe, so whether you are looking to sell internationally or need access to finance, they’ll be able connect you to the resources you need to grow your business.
Interested? To hear more, join EIT Digital ARISE Open Hours on January 20th. For more information and registration, please visit: http://www.eitdigital.eu/open-hours/ or let us know – we will help you reach the EITD Digital Accelerator team.

Scale up Information

Interested in scaling up with us and Poczta Polska? Please join our social media community (Facebook/Twitter/Linkedin) where we are going to reveal all the secrets of GammaRebels powered by Poczta Polska before the New Year’s Eve.

Formal application process will start in January 2017!

Scale up Contest

We are excited that our joint program with Poczta Polska: GammaRebels powered by Poczta Polska received huge response among digital scale ups! We will reveal terms of application soon – you can get the first set of information during our  Venture Day meetup co-organized with http://www.eitdigital.eu/ : November 30th.

HardGamma Ventures partners up with EIT Digital

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Warsaw, 13.09.2016

HardGamma Ventures has signed a cooperation agreement with EIT Digital, a European organisation driving the continent’s digital transformation, to connect the Polish innovation ecosystem with EIT’s ARISE network of 130 partners, representing global companies, leading research centres and top ranked universities.

HardGamma’s cooperation with EIT Digital will foster innovation for startups operating in Poland by providing access to a number of programmes aimed at stimulating growth and providing visibility at a European level.

“We welcome this agreement with EIT as it recognises HardGamma Ventures as a leader of local innovation in the Polish digital industry,” said Paweł Ciesielski, Managing Partner at HardGamma Ventures, on signing the agreement.

“We hope that EIT’s expansion eastward will help HardGamma Ventures in delivering greater added-value to the startup and scale-up communities in the CEE region,” Ciesielski added.

“This is another step for Polish startups ecosystem towards strengthening our European and global recognition not only as a source of talented digital specialists but also companies aiming at disrupting international markets,” said Tomasz Kowalczyk, Growth and Innovation Designer at HardGamma Ventures, who will be leading the project in Poland.

We are going to help Polish scale-ups, startups that have already built their presence and revenue streams in the Polish market, to benefit from support offered by EIT Digital – a unique mixture of mentorship and cross-border networking allowing to conquer European market,” Kowalczyk added.

“We look forward working with these new innovation centres to extend the reach of our pan European programme of leading digital entrepreneurship, innovation and education activities,” said Willem Jonker, CEO of EIT Digital.

“The CEE region is a particularly interesting focus for our expansion; Poland for example, has one of the fastest growing economies in Europe, a large student population and […] an increasingly vibrant ecosystem of innovators and investors in the digital space,” Jonker added.

“HardGamma is the first venture ARISE Europe is cooperating with and a major player in Polish innovation landscape. […] Working with [HardGamma] will allow us to identify the most promising digital startups in the regions and introduce them to a wider, pan European range of investment and market opportunities,” explained Fabio Pianesi, Research Director of EIT Digital.

For more information, contact Tomasz Kowalczyk at HardGamma Ventures

Further reading: Europa wyłowi polskie perełki, Puls Biznesu 13.09.2016

Download this press release in PDF format [EN]

HardGamma and Wonga launch new Fintech pre-accelerator

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Warsaw, 23 February 2016

HardGamma Ventures and Wonga are excited to announce a new partnership and the launch of the inaugural edition of GammaRebels Fintech powered by Wonga, a brand new Fintech pre-acceleration programme for startups in Poland and the region.

This new six-week programme delivers a fresh approach for startups operating in the Fintech sector, with both HardGamma and Wonga hand-picking a cohort of up to ten startups which have a working prototype and have at least one technical co-founder.

Over the course of the programme, the startups will be provided with the opportunity to familiarise themselves with different aspects of the industry thanks to a number of leading mentors chosen by Wonga, with GammaRebels also lending its extensive know-how.

A planned Demo Day attended by investors and other key stakeholders is billed to take place in Berlin to top off the programme.

Applications are now open for the programme, and Fintech startups are invited to apply by clicking on this link. The deadline for applications is 23:59 CET on 8 March 2016.

HardGamma Ventures Managing Partner, Paweł Ciesielski said “Fintech is one of the most popular verticals for investment in Europe recently, and the GammaRebels pre-acceleration programme will help support Polish and regional startups to tap into the sector.”

Ciesielski added that “GammaRebels’ cooperation with Wonga will set a new standard for Fintech pre-acceleration programmes in Poland, and we hope that the initial cohort will produce some potentially strong players in the market.”

Piotr Tuszyński, HardGamma’s Acceleration Manager who co-leads the programme’s execution, said “We believe that joining forces with such an innovative partner as Wonga will create a programme where Fintech startups can really push their business to the next level.”

Marcin Borowiecki, Managing Director of Wonga in Poland said “Wonga is one of the leading companies on the Fintech scene and employs in Poland experts who know the market inside-out. We are strongly committed to Polish local market, and we are also ready to help startups from Poland and CEE region in their European expansion.”

“Fintech, like every other market, has its rules of the game and learning them in the early stage of new service market launch may give founders the edge. Together with HardGamma we decided that a Fintech-oriented pre-acceleration program is an option that was missing to date. We are ready to develop the programme further, but now we are waiting for the first feedback from startups,” Borowiecki added.

Download press release in Polish and English [PDF]

Contact:

John Beauchamp
HardGamma Ventures
press@hardgamma.com
+48 504 202 352

Stefan Bogucki
Grayling | Wonga press office
stefan.bogucki@grayling.com
+48 600 891 615

About GammaRebels and HardGamma Ventures

GammaRebels is a startup accelerator programme for technology entrepreneurs which is managed by HardGamma Ventures, one of Poland’s leading venture capital funds founded in 2011. One of the most 100 influential accelerators worldwide according to tech website Hot Topics, GammaRebels has run two editions and earlier in 2016 launched a partnership with Startup Next to run the Startup Next Warsaw pre-accelerator, a Techstars programme. Managed locally but driven globally, HardGamma Ventures is focused on early-stage startups, with investments in Poland and the CEE region, as well as London and the US. Previously, HardGamma Ventures invested in two editions of Springboard and is currently an active investor in Techstars London.

About wonga.com

Wonga entered the Polish market in April 2013. Since the very beginning the company has focused on servicing consumers who easily manage their household budget, who maintain financial liquidity and look for an alternative to banking products. Wonga stands out with its offer that rewards clients for paying back loan rates on time. Debt collection practices are also aligned with this pro-consumer approach involving “soft” methods and mutually agreed pay-back schemes. In 2014 Wonga launched additional changes to its offer, extending the loan term to 60 days and introducing a limited-cost 1st loan which efficiently selects potential clients. Wonga was the first lending company on the Polish market which signed an information exchange agreement with the Polish Credit Ratings Agency BIK. In June 2015 Wonga launched a unique financial education platform – Kapitalni.org – which is tightly linked to the company’s core product. Consumers who take part in this educational program are rewarded with access to better financing terms. Wonga plans to engage half a million of its registered clients in its financial education services by 2017.

Eight startups make it to inaugural edition of Startup Next Warsaw

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A total of eight startups have been selected to take part in the inaugural edition of Startup Next Warsaw, a Techstars program.

The program is headed up by Piotr Tuszyński and managed by GammaRebels, an accelerator run by Warsaw-based VC fund, HardGamma Ventures.

“We received a stream of high quality applications for the inaugural edition of Startup Next in Warsaw,” said Tuszyński, adding that “it was challenging to reach a consensus on which startups would take part”.

The Startup Next pre-acceleration program will run for six weeks starting on Monday January 18 at the Google Campus in Warsaw, and will see the participation of the following startups:

AdventurePooling – An online “adventure marketplace” for group travel.

Beholder.IO – An intelligent platform which allows for remote monitoring for construction sites.

uBirds – Makers of smart watchstraps and hi-tech fashion wearables.

Galante Games – A self-described “indie” game development studio based in Warsaw making apps for kids.

Numeral – An educational tool for the assessment of kindergarten children.

Leonis Apps – Warsaw-based software house with app-creation experience.

Nuevah – Cloud-driven SAAS reservation management system for small hoteliers.

Origami BioBandage –  Software for analyzing bone fractures and treatment optimization.

Congratulations to all those accepted into the program. If you didn’t get in this time, don’t worry, don’t hesitate to apply for future editions!

Season’s Greetings from HardGamma

HardGamma Xmas 2015

 

From Managing Partner Chris Kowalczyk and all of us at the HardGamma team, all the best this festive season and many successes in the upcoming year 2016!
Our office is closed from December 24 until Jan 4 – see you in the New Year!

GammaRebels teams up with Startup Next for new Warsaw pre-acceleration program

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GammaRebels, one of the top 100 most influential accelerators globally according to a 2015 ranking*, is proud to announce that it has teamed up with Startup Next, a Techstars program, to run a pre-acceleration program in Warsaw.

Startup Next Warsaw will bring together a number of experienced specialists and mentors to help provide early-stage startups with the support needed to take their projects forward.

Applications are already open for the Warsaw edition, which kicks off on January 14, 2016.

The program is designed in such a way that founders are able to continue building their product, since it’s a part-time program which consists of 3-hour weekly sessions for 6 weeks, is free of charge and no equity is taken for participation.

Piotr Tuszyński, who takes the lead of the Startup Next program in Warsaw, said that “Startup Next is an excellent opportunity for startups in our region to best prepare for joining an accelerator or raising seed investment.”

Krzysztof Kowalczyk, Managing Partner of HardGamma Ventures and Founder of GammaRebels, said “HardGamma has been an active investor in the Techstars program in London, so taking part in Startup Next is the next logical step for us,” adding that “we are pleased to become part of the Startup Next family and this opportunity to help play a proactive role in supporting the local and regional ecosystem.” (more…)