In Warsaw, on September 8, within the framework of the Polish-Ukrainian startup bridge program, a co-working space for Ukrainian startups, which have to look for new ways of developing their own business due to the war, was officially open. Each entrepreneur who fulfills the conditions of support will receive a place for work and business meetings, an opportunity to exchange experience, and find new forms of Polish-Ukrainian cooperation in the field of innovative projects.
„With the beginning of full-scale Russian aggression against Ukraine, we began to think about how to preserve the achievements of Polish-Ukrainian cooperation in recent years in the field of innovation. We asked Ukrainian technology companies what actions from our side would help survive the invasion. The answer was to promote business development in Poland and establish cooperation with Polish investors and service users. This is how the idea of opening a co-working space in Warsaw was born, which, we hope, will contribute to the establishment of a business partnership beneficial for Poland and Ukraine,”says Lukasz Wawak, head of the PUSB program.
The new space is a great opportunity to meet founders of Ukrainian startup projects, representatives of Polish Venture Capital funds, and institutions of the business environment from Poland and Ukraine in one place.
Coworking in Warsaw can be used by startups that meet the following conditions:
- You are citizens of Ukraine who, by February 24, launched the development of their own products and/or services with high technological potential.
- Conduct business or are looking for opportunities to expand their activities in Poland and the European Union.
- Your startup has been officially registered for no longer than 60 months (there may be a different form of FOP or LLC registration)
- Filled out the questionnaire on the website www.startupbridge.eu.
- Received positive verification by the Polish-Ukrainian Startup bridge team.
- An agreement and regulations on the use of co-working space have been concluded.
Coworking in Warsaw works from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. The cost of use is PLN 2 per month. The number of seats is limited.
Address: Fundacja Fundusz Włosprący, ul. Górnośląska 4A, 00-444 Warszawa. How to find us — watch on video.
The Polish-Ukrainian Startup Bridge project has been implemented since 2018 by the „Cooperation Fund” Foundation in cooperation with the Ministry of Finance and Regional Policy as part of the „Polish Aid” program of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland. The main goal of the Polish-Ukrainian Startup Bridge project is to identify the best business ideas and accelerate them during training sessions with leading experts from Poland. The project helps young entrepreneurs from Ukraine establish contact with representatives of Polish investment funds.