The initiative is aimed to identify interesting business ideas that can succeed on European markets. People interested in joining the program can apply until April 20th on the website.
Four editions of our flagship program has proved that cooperation between corporations and startups can bring mutual benefits. Startups base on the experience of the global partner that can support them in launching their projects faster on the market. On the other hand, corporations gain innovations thanks to which they can build their competitive edge. This is a classical win-win situation and model that works well – said Jakub Probola, head of hub:raum Krakow.
hub:raum Krakow WARP is a week of workshops and a tailor-made program for entrepreneurs from the CEE region. Startups develop their ideas under the eye of mentors and experts to present it afterwards in front of investors from T-Mobile and Deutsche Telekom. The jury chooses the most interesting projects that can reach potential customers. Then the selected teams will develop their ideas in hub:raum Krakow for a few weeks thanks to financing, mentoring and co-working. The main aim of this part of the accelerator is to prepare a product or service to commercialization on markets thanks to T-Mobile and other Deutsche Telekom operators.
hub:raum Krakow searches for projects in various fields of information and communication technology. The application process lasts until April 20th. The innovation center does not take any equity in the idea. hub:raum Krakow covers the costs of travel and accommodation. Startups that want to take part in the accelerator should fill the form on the website: warpaccelerator.com
To reach innovative startups in Ukraine hub:raum Krakow organizes jointly with GrowthUP business accelerator and 1991 Open Data Incubator the four-day tailor-made acceleration program in Kyiv. Until April 10th startups with innovative ideas within IT industry that want to develop their projects can apply for hub:raum Krakow miniWARP Ukraine on the website: https://warpukraine.splashthat.com/.
From 2013, when we participated in hub:raum Krakow WARP, our project has extremely developed. We liked much WARP program, it gave us a lot of valuable knowledge and insights important to push our idea further. We also won several European contests for startups and we conducted a successful campaign on Indiegogo, which helped us to collect funds on the development of our product – said Alexander Diatlov, Chief Marketing Officer and Co-founder Ecoisme.
From teams invited to participate in miniWARP Ukraine, mentors and representatives of Deutsche Telekom will choose one project and give it the opportunity to pitch on the main hub:raum Krakow WARP event in May 2016. In addition, for the startups fitting best to hub:raum ecosystem innovation center can provide up to 3 Amazon Web Services for 5k USD.
About hub:raum Krakow
hub:raum Krakow is the innovation center for CEE created by Deutsche Telekom Group in April 2013. It focuses on supporting innovative businesses from Central and Eastern Europe by connecting team, vision, and expertise with the corporate power of the world’s leading integrated telecommunications companies. It is achieved by offering a comprehensive package of seed-funding, co-working space, mentoring and access to Deutsche Telekom assets.