We are honoured to announce that DABBEL was selected to be part of Startup Hub Poland’s Accelerator Program: Poland Prize.
Startup Hub Poland is a non-profit foundation, based in Warsaw. They are looking for startups that not only use an outstanding technology but also operate within the sustainable business model. Their vision is to create a hub where international and Polish startups can collaborate with companies and experiment on pilots that can be scaled globally.
It is the program’s 3rd batch, for which they received the large amount of 462 valid applications from 65 countries! DABBEL successfully prevailed against this large number of competitors, which ranks us among the 11 most disruptive startups from 9 countries! Furthermore, as part of the kick-off day on 11 September DABBEL had the chance to pitch in front of big corporates from Poland, investors and peers.
Poland Prize is an acceleration program aimed at helping startups from outside of Poland expand to the Polish and the CEE markets. Besides their market expertise, soft landing services and corporate tie-ups, they also offer equity-free grant and connections to venture capitalists to drive companies forward. The idea behind it is to allow early-stage startups to set up a business in Poland and then tap into the rapidly growing Polish market.
No sooner said than done: We are particularly proud to inform you that DABBEL has officially expanded to Poland and opened an office right in the heart of Warsaw!
In addition to the planning of a first pilot in Poland and the closing of a funding round, Abel Samaniego (CEO, DABBEL) outlines DABBEL’s next steps:
“Our purpose in the following months is to open the Polish market, as one of the fastest-growing economies in Europe. The first step is to make a market analysis and first connections with Real Estate related companies as Property Developers, Facility Management companies and Hotels to validate our business here.”
But why choose Poland?
Over the last few years, Poland has developed a great startup ecosystem. They have proven to be hospitable for the newest ideas and commerce and thus aroused DABBEL’s interest, too. With their business-friendly environment, Poland is an excellent starting point for the EU market entry for new technology and advanced products. Therefore, it offers an ideal environment for DABBEL to take the first step of expanding our business, developing our product further, as well as serving as the entry point to expand to the CEE market in the future.