The main task of IDEA Global Accelerator is to combine the needs of large corporations with a potential of creative entrepreneurs. The main aim is to support at least 20 startups and implement their solutions in large companies.
„Ideo combines the competences of Software House and Interactive Agency. We have worked with more than a thousand companies and public institutions. Among them, there are numerous corporations and international companies. They often ask us for help in finding innovative solutions that can be used to increase the effectiveness and strengthen the attractiveness of their products. That’s why launching the accelerator is a natural step in the development of our business” – explains Arkadiusz Michno, CEO at Ideo Sp. z o.o.
IDEA Global Accelerator (www.ideaglobal.pl) built a wide network of partners. Among them are large companies but also universities, investment funds and business environment institutions. Their representatives and Ideo’s experts form a team of business practitioners. Each of them has scored a number of successes, but also learned a lot from the failures.
“Do you have an innovative business idea, that you have already started to implement? Do you believe that this is a great product, that will rock the market and in a few years it will be used by companies all over the world? IDEA Global offers assistance in its development, expert consulting and testing solutions directly with potential customers.” – explains Daniel Dereniowski, Board Advisor for startups at Ideo Sp. z o.o. „Within the cooperation with the current corporate partners we invite startups which operate in the areas: Internet of Things, Healthcare, Automotive, FinTech, Insurtech.”
In the process of acceleration young companies not only receive financial assistance (up to 200 000 zł), but most of all, the resources necessary for the development and testing their solutions. In addition, startups will receive permanent access to high-class mentors, business partners and potential investors, as well as a chance to gain experience and build a network of contacts. Participation in the project also increases the credibility and ensures the promotion of the brand among a wide group of corporations (as potential customers).
On the other hand, corporations gain a partner who after analyzing their needs will support them in the process of search and selection of innovative startups. Accelerator is also responsible for the preparation of selected projects for the efficient implementation and testing in the structure of the company. The main objective is the creation of the environment of mutual symbiosis, which will benefit to both corporations and young entrepreneurs.
IDEA Global project is realized on the basis of an agreement with the Polish Agency for Enterprise Development, under Measure 2.4. “Cooperation within the framework of the national innovation system”, the Smart Growth Operational Programme, 2014-2020. The project is co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund.