5 days of workshops - 6 months of acceleration - 75.000 PLN investment
Infinite hours of hard work

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SCALE is 6 months long acceleration program for selected early
stage startups building products in area of Big Data, SaaS, mobile or others with global potential.
The program is split into two steps.

STEP 1. FORGE
5 days of Workshops




You join SCALE with an alpha or beta of Big Data, SaaS or mobile product. During 5 days of intensive workshops our mentors help you shape it the best way possible. Work with them on every crucial detail of your startup's customer development, UX, marketing, sales and many more.

On the last day pitch your idea and gain final feedback from mentors and judges based on what you learned and improved during workshops. Selected teams will have chance to receive invitation to the next step - Acceleration - and 75.000 PLN.





STEP 2. BUILD
6 Months of Acceleration




Acceleration is not all about the money. Teams selected to second step - Build - will receive many things apart from funding. Starting with office space in Smart Space (with every perk that comes within: mentoring, workshops, connections, etc.) to Exea Data Center's infrastructure and business development tools from SCALE partners.

Startups selected to the second step will also gain access to over 30 best mentors in Poland - experienced entrepreneurs, specialists and investors - ready to help you during one on one sessions.

What comes after depends on you. After Scale nothing will be the same. Apply now.





WHO'S BEHIND IT?
SCALE is brought to you by Smart Space, startup incubator of Exea, in cooperation with Torun Regional Development Agency JST.



WHY BOTHER?


Learn from one of the most skilled and experienced mentors.

Gain free 6-month access to great tools
that’ll help you grow your business.

Work in Smart Space and learn from other startups
challenging the same issues. Help each other.

MENTORS
Individual mentoring sessions for startups selected to the second step with over 30 investors, entrepreneurs, experts. Work with them and develop your startup.


Marek Kapturkiewicz
Innovation Nest

Co-founder, investor & partner at Innovation Nest;Co-founder of SPIN School; previously i.a. long-term executive board member, COO and senior vice president of the Onet.pl.

Marek Kapturkiewicz

Innovation Nest

Tomasz Czapliński
SpeedUp Group

Managing Partner at SpeedUp Group. CEO of LMS Invest. Worked in strategy consulting and many internet projects. Advised various companies. Specialises in due dilligence, companies evalutation and other financing issues.

Tomasz Czapliński

SpeedUp Group

Paul Nowak
Contellio Inc.

CEO @ Contellio. Used to write one of the most recognised Polish blogs about Apple. Today he develops companies which hire over a 100 people. Focused on web projects and their growth.

Paul Nowak

Contellio Inc.

Michał Olszewski
Agora SA

Did [insert buzzword] before it was cool. Now out of buzzwords and focused on building new business lines inside the corporate environment in a lean and efficient way. Making pigs fly, freezing the hell all over, this kind of challenge.

Michał Olszewski

Agora SA

Michał Sadowski
Brand24

CEO of Brand24 - internet monitoring tool widely recognised across Poland and beyond. Author of "Social media revolution". Programmer and designer, blogger. 

Michał Sadowski

Brand24

Marcin Szeląg
Innovation Nest

In 1997 I went online for the very first time and I fell in love with the Internet. Fast forward to 2003, I discovered startups and I fell in love again. Today I'm helping entrepreneurs turn their startups into global businesses.

Marcin Szeląg

Innovation Nest

Bartosz Mozyrko
UsabilityTools

CEO @ UsabilityTools, a B2B SaaS company that helps businesses to optimize websites for higher conversion and better user experience. He has over 8 years of experience as UX Researcher.

Bartosz Mozyrko

UsabilityTools

Bartłomiej Gola
SpeedUp Group

Entrepreneur, innovator. Co-creator of over a dozen technological startups. After graduation worked within the marketing field where he worked through all career levels up to the Managing Partner in the BTL Group.

Bartłomiej Gola

SpeedUp Group

Marek Cieśla
Sher.ly

Co-founder of Sher.ly. Experienced team leader with excellent contacts in marketing, sales and business development.

Marek Cieśla

Sher.ly

Luka Sukic
hub:raum

Consultant and a professional lecturer in area of a mobile, digital business development helping new start-ups to prosper. Prior to hub:raum Luka has been working in innovations department of Croatia Telekom.

Luka Sukic

hub:raum

Marcin Kurek
Protos VC

Entrepreneur and Investor in internet business field with over 10 years experience. Founder and Partner in Protos Venture Capital. Protos invests in internet startups mainly in Poland, CEE and Germany. Founder of Pomocni.pl Group.

Marcin Kurek

Protos VC

Marek Przystaś
Duckie Deck

Created Duckie Deck. together with his team develops games for the youngest players, available on mobile platforms, making them smile. 

Marek Przystaś

Duckie Deck

Mikołaj Małaczyński
Legimi

CEO Legimi, first subscription e-bookstore in Poland. Specialist in digital goods and subscription commerce. Experienced in developing cloud applications and B2B and B2C SaaS.

Mikołaj Małaczyński

Legimi

Paulina Mazurek
Allegro

Previously worked as a Program Manager in Google Cracov and was responsible for theirs projects, e.g. Google for Entrepreneurs. 

Paulina Mazurek

Allegro

Piotr Bucki
bucki.pro

Architect who does not design, academic teacher who does not fit schemes, communication fanatic addicted to analyses and social psychologist always looking for WHY?

Piotr Bucki

bucki.pro

Hubert Tworkowski
Sotrender

Over 5 years experience in marketing. Started in GG Network, where he was responsible for promotion and marketing. Since 2011 Head of Sales at Sotrender

Hubert Tworkowski

Sotrender

Piotr Karalus
Satus Venture

Formulation Development  Director at Xellia Pharmaceuticals. Delivered pharmaceutical products; managed international R&D. Member of  Management / Supervisory Board  of +10 life science start-ups.

Piotr Karalus

Satus Venture

Jan Zając
Sotrender

CEO. Researcher and consultant with focus on the Internet, social media and social networks. University lecturer and frequent invited speaker to academic and business conferences.

Jan Zając

Sotrender

Maks Stempniewicz
Microsoft

Responsible for startups related projects at Microsoft. As a project manager of BizSpark offers them a various development tools and help.

Maks Stempniewicz

Microsoft

Michał Karski
Clouto

CEO and co-founder at Clouto.com - "garage in the clouds". Former member of Microsoft Partner Advisory Council in Remond for CEE region. Since 2013 member of the board of Leading Learning Partners Assocation.

Michał Karski

Clouto

Agnieszka Mozol
Allegro

Worked on UX field since 2010. Taught on the Cognitive Science. She’s been helping various companies to understand more about their users primarily as a researcher and for few years now also as a designer.

Agnieszka Mozol

Allegro

Igor Zacharjasz
IBM Poland

Responsible for cooperation with Independent Software Vendors, Startups and developer communities. He also manages the partnerships with academic communities which comprise IBM’s industry-leading ecosystem of influencers.

Igor Zacharjasz

IBM Poland

Leszek Wadas
Exea Data Center

Networks Expert, 15 years of experience. Has Cisco CCIE Routing and Switching certificate. Currently focused on Data Center and virtualisation.

Leszek Wadas

Exea Data Center

Marcin Borecki
Microsoft

Regional Director at Microsoft. Programming team leader. Founder of various startup projects recognised across Europe and United States.

Marcin Borecki

Microsoft

Chris Kobylecki
Innovation Nest

Experienced in areas connected to Human Resources, Marketing, Public Relations and Graphic Design. Soft skill trainer. Currently make sure that everything that goes out to the world from Innovation Nest is the best quality.

Chris Kobylecki

Innovation Nest

Greg Banaś
hub:raum Kraków

Head of Investments at hub:raum Krakow. Supported startups as a partner of consulting company and member of many boards. Experienced entrepreneur, diplomat and lecturer.

Greg Banaś

hub:raum Kraków

Krzysztof Laskowski
HP Polska

Over 20 years of experience in IT. Working with companies like DHL, Heineken. Responsible for sales and development of cloud services in HP Poland. 

Krzysztof Laskowski

HP Polska

Dariusz Duszyński
Exea Data Center

Cloud computing expert. Over 14 years of experience in IT. Currently working at Exea Data Center. Previously engaged in various projects with companies like Allegro and Microsoft.

Dariusz Duszyński

Exea Data Center

Dominik Majewski
SATUS Venture

Gained experience working in a bank, financial and business advisory firms. Since 2008 he has been associated with the Venture Capital Fund managed by SATUS Venture as an investment manager.

Dominik Majewski

SATUS Venture

Krystian Mrozek
Allegro

Worked in design and user experience since 2009. Having a vast experience in UX international research projects (T-Mobile, Serco Experience Lab, Snitker) he gained insight into how to create products and solutions which people want to use.

Krystian Mrozek

Allegro

Piotr Pietrzak
IBM Polska

CTO at IBM Poland. Technology evangelist and enthusiast. 17 years of experience in IT. Specialised in optimisation and transformation of enterprises.

Piotr Pietrzak

IBM Polska

Jarosław Sygitowicz
ZenCard

Co-founder and CMO at ZenCard. Responsible for product development, design, marketing and sales. Previously involved in linuxnews.pl and Smartupz company.

Jarosław Sygitowicz

ZenCard

Maciej Wieloch
Infini

CEO of Ifini, seed capital designed for science and research projects. Member of the board of NOT Innovation Acceleration. Author of many books about finances.

Maciej Wieloch

Infini

Marcin Zabielski
Hedgehog Fund

Managing Partner in Hedgehog Fund. His up-to-date work experience aimed at getting broad management experience in diverse market sectors. He was developing online auctions in Poland, Hungary, Czech Rep., etc.

Marcin Zabielski

Hedgehog Fund

PARTNERS
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TOOLS
Office space, IT infrastructure, social monitoring and many more - free of charge for 6 months.


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