Partnership with z AWS Activate

Brave Venture Capital has officially become a partner of AWS Activate! What does this mean for Brave and its ecosystem?
We have the option to provide a $ 25,000 grant to our startups for AWS services.
Thanks to the partnership, our startups will be able to scale their business even better and faster!

More about AWS Activate for Startups: https://aws.amazon.com/activate/

We are pleased to announce that Brave Seed Fund has signed letters of intent with the beneficiaries of the Poland Prize program. The program operator is Lublin Science and Technology Park S.A. https://lnkd.in/daDjNnMJ, working for economic development and enterprise innovation.

The Connect Poland Prize project is an acceleration project aimed at supporting foreign start-ups to develop their business in Poland. We invite originators from the following areas: IIoT, bioeconomy, pharmaceutical biotechnology and all solutions that fit into KIS:
https://smart.gov.pl/pl/

As part of the project, start-ups receive:

financial support (stage I up to PLN 50,000; stage II up to PLN 250,000)
acceleration and soft-landing program without equity
expert support throughout the development process
the possibility of acquiring investors and business partners

On September 8, 2022, Brave Seed Fund participated in the “Connect Poland Prize” conference organized at the Lublin Science and Technology Park. In addition to representatives of LPNT, business partners, representatives of newly established companies, the event was also attended by the vice-marshal of the voivodeship Lubelski, Mr. Zbigniew Wojciechowski. The conference concerned the LPNT project entitled “Connect Poland Prize” under the Intelligent Development Operational Program 2014-2020.

The “Connect Poland Prize” project is implemented from May 1, 2021 to October 31, 2023 under the Intelligent Development Operational Program 2014-2020, Priority axis II: Support for the environment and the potential of enterprises to conduct R & D & I activity, Measure 2.5 Acceleration programs – Poland Prize. The project value is over PLN 10 million, and the co-financing value is nearly PLN 9.7 million.

As part of the project, a startup may receive financial support of up to PLN 300,000. PLN (Stage I up to PLN 50 thousand, Stage II up to PLN 250 thousand) without the need to provide own contribution. Entrepreneurs also receive expert support and the opportunity to attract investors and business partners. The Managing Authority of the Poland Prize Program is the Polish Agency for Enterprise Development (PARP). Brave Seed Fund is, in turn, one of the Business Partners of the Lublin Science and Technology Park.

During the Summer and Fall of 2021 Brave VC have had fruitful conversations with Danish Startup Group, aimed at pointing Danish and Scandinavian startups to potential growth options in Poland, and also pointing portfolio compnaies with Brave VC to growth options in Denmark and Scandinavia. These conversations have now lead to a formal collaboration agreement, which will lead to more options for startups and later stage compnaies on both sides of the table.

 

Danish Startup Group is a non-profit organisation in Copenhagen. Their mission is to engage their members and community in a variety of events, workshops and social networking opportunities within the Danish entrepreneurial scene. In an overall perspective it is a great place to gain insights and inspiration from the Danish startup community and to meet local startups and entrepreneurs.

 

Read more here: https://www.danishstartupgroup.com/

The team is joined by mTap Smart City and their contribution to the sustainable development of urban lighting systems. The controllers and the mTap platform enable intelligent control of lamps in the city network thanks to a dedicated application and controllers. These small devices make a huge difference – they significantly increase the comfort and precision of network operation and reduce energy consumption and the carbon footprint of the city, all available under one platform.

Welcome on board: Wiktor Krzeszewski, Michał Kacperczyk, Błażej Żyliński, Kacper Skawiński and Antoni Tomaszuk and we wish you every success 🙂

Find out more about mTap: https://mtapsmartcity.com/

BallSquad is another investment carried out with the support of the Brave Seed Fund. The startup, existing since 2018, focuses on the area of ​​SaaS (Software as a Service) software for sports facilities and enables them to easily manage their sports infrastructure. It is also the first All-in-One application in Poland for enthusiasts of an active lifestyle, operating as a marketplace between owners of sports facilities and athletes.

BallSquad focuses largely on servicing public infrastructure, primarily sports facilities in schools and universities, as well as eagles. The system thus guarantees access to facilities management tools, increases the level of digitization in the organization of work and the availability of infrastructure for residents.

It is worth noting that the solutions proposed by BallSquad bring a number of benefits for city authorities, which, based on detailed reports and Big Data infrastructure, can analyze the level of current use of city infrastructure by residents. This is a key factor that allows authorities to make informed decisions about future investments related to the expansion of urban infrastructure.

The All-in-One application created by BallSquad provides users with constant access to a comprehensive database of sports fields in Poland. Through the application, users can easily search and book online sports facilities in selected cities in Poland, create their own events and connect with the sports community. Thanks to fast online payments and simplified pitch booking procedures in just a few clicks, users are not required to sign contracts with the sports facility and conduct mailings.

 

We are pleased to welcome on board: Walid Barsali, Dorota Caban, Dmitry Danilchenko, Grzegorz Maciaszek and Anastasiya Danilchenko

Link to the BallSquad startup website: https://www.ballsquad.pl/

 

At the end of April 2021, the Brave Venture Capital team completed work on another six-month acceleration of startups as part of the Startup Heroes project. The program was attended by 22 startups that worked intensively for many months with Brava mentors and project partners, i.e. companies providing specialized services such as technological, tax, IP and marketing services.

Congratulations to all startups on completing the program and we keep our fingers crossed in the next stage of their development 🙂

Brave looked after startups: Car.AI, Marchandar, Furniture Tech Solution, Zielona Grupa, Medmetrix, UpThermo and Imaginer VR.

We already encourage startups to apply for the next edition. The recruitment for startup Heroes is already underway

Together with the leading business environment institutions in the Warmian-Masurian region, we had the opportunity to participate in the next edition of the project entitled: “Warmia and Mazury STARTUP INCUBATOR” is implemented under the co-financing agreement no. Under priority axis 1- “Intelligent Economy of Warmia and Mazury”, action 1.3 – “Entrepreneurship (Support for entrepreneurship)”, sub-measure 1.3.1 – “Incubating enterprises” of the Regional Operational Program of the Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship for 2014-2020 co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund. The project is implemented in partnership by 4 centers that deal with business support on a daily basis:
– Olsztyn Science and Technology Park (Project leader)
– Ełk Science and Technology Park (Partner)
– Business Incubator in Biskupiec (Partner)
– Warmia and Mazury Regional Development Agency S.A. (Partner)

Congratulations to Patrycja Czebatul, EHS Solutions, BIKE & LOCK, StoryPlanetGo, EcoTronric, MediaPark, Grean Heat, Meteoap and your successes so far and we keep our fingers crossed for your further dynamic development 🙂

We are bursting with pride !! As many as 4 projects of our portfolio companies will receive support from Kujawsko Pomorska Agencja Innowacji Sp. z o.o. as part of the Research Voucher (https://lnkd.in/eWVf-Sy) to carry out your innovative research and development projects. Co-financing was received by Artigiano & Co (https://lnkd.in/ejcGPVW) for the implementation of projects entitled “Design of an innovative switchgear / electrical cabinet made of a polymer composite with a reduced flammability halogen base with an IOT microprocessor” and “Non-flammable polymer composite with increased flexibility and extended service life cross-linked with colloidal nanoparticle” and AZIMUTHE (http://azimuthe.pl/) for the implementation of projects Mon “R&D works in the field of developing a technologically advanced head that allows identification of goods based on the EAN code and simultaneous scanning of product data from product packaging” and the project entitled “R&D works in the field of developing a technologically advanced mechanism for precise control of the working area in order to scan product data from product packaging with a stationary head”.

Congratulations to the management boards of portfolio companies and project teams. We wish you continued success !! #startup #startups

On April 20, 2021, Brave VC participated in the “TIME OF HEROES” event organized by the Olsztyn Science and Technology Park and the Science and Technology Park in Ełk. “TIME OF HEROES” is implemented as part of the “START-UP HEORES – start-up platform for new ideas” project co-financed by the European Union under the Operational Program Eastern Poland 2014-2020, Priority Axis I: Entrepreneurial Eastern Poland, Measure 1.1 Start-up platforms for new ideas, Sub-measures 1.1.1. Start-up platforms for new ideas, co-financed by the ERDF (OP EP). The aim of the project is to prepare and implement a Project consisting in creating a comprehensive support program in the macroregion of Eastern Poland, which will enable the creation of conditions conducive to the emergence and development of innovative startups.

Congratulations to all companies participating in “TIME OF HEROS”, ie SC Engine, Radium Energy, Helio Tile, Hydrum, Marchandar, Techboard, European Carbon Farmers, Biolife Technologies, Smartrobotics, Fizjo Hub, for their excellent performances. We are convinced that soon a wider audience will hear about your innovative products and services.