Gdansk is a small and nascent tech startup ecosystem in Poland but it has a valuable resource. Well, there is an abundance of talent in the city just like the other startup hubs in Poland as there are over 500 universities with nine of them being among 1,000 best universities in the world. Besides having fresh talent coming from Gdansk University, the country also attracts engineers from neighbouring countries such as Ukraine.
As a result, Gdansk is an ideal place for startups and a handful of them are already opening from this city. Also, the city hosts a major developer conference called Infoshare every year. Besides this, there are several funding activities that also take place in Gdansk. Having said that, here we list some notable tech startups based in Gdansk as revealed StartupHansa.
Founders: Marcin Treder, Piotr Duszynski
Total funding: €6.6 million
Founded year: 2010
Why its hot: UXPin operates with the mission to provide the best user experience by merging both engineering and design to facilitate faster and better product development. This Polish online design platform lets users create wireframes and cooperate online. The UXPin prototyping app meets the demand to go digital and resolves inconsistencies across platforms and products.
Founders: Maciej Piwko
Total funding: €730k
Founded year: 2014
Why its hot: Finebite formerly known as Everytap provides users with the possibility to avail 50% discount by just posting a review of a restaurant. It is one of the leading apps aimed at restaurant-goers in Poland. It also lets users reserve tables at restaurants during the off-peak hours. It has joined with popular brands such as Red Bull to promote their products.
Total funding: €1 million
Founded year: 2007
Why its hot: The creator of Szybkafaktura.pl is Cloud Planet SA, a company specialising in creating IT solutions for micro and small companies. It was created to meet the needs of entrepreneurs in terms of conducting business activities in mind. Szybkafaktura.pl is an online invoicing tool that enables creating necessary accounting documents to monitor revenue and expenses.
CEO: Greg Gwozdz
Total funding: €230k
Founded year: 2016
Why its hot: SaaS Manager, which is a sub-organisation of Neoteric deals with the toughest aspect of building MVPs. The company has created a platform that provides users with all the SaaS features around the app with a neat API. It deploys Artificial Intelligence to predict, which customers might leave and provide offers to keep them engaged.
Founders: Marcin Sieczkowski
Total funding: €340k
Founded year: 2017
Why its hot: DEBN (Drug-Eluting Biopsy Needle) is a medical company developing a novel prostate biopsy needle for urologists, which will reduce infectious complication rate. Unique prostate biopsy needle that delivers effective antibiotic combination directly to the prostate. This method uses a more effective antibiotic, which is not meant for oral prophylaxis.
Founders: Bartosz Bazinski, Kamil Bargiel, Michal Brzezicki
Total funding: €3.8 million
Founded year: 2011
Why its hot: SentiOne is a social media monitoring service, which lets brands to monitor any topic and automate reactions with Artificial Intelligence. The company develops technology providing state-of-the-art customer service automation based on social listening and data analytics. It lets find the right influencers, monitor their work processes, and increase brand awareness. SentiOne service is used by several big companies such as LG, T-Mobile, P&G, etc.
CEO: Piotr Trzonkowski
Total funding: €2.6 million
Founded year: 2015
Why its hot: PolTREG is a spin-off from the Medical University of Gdansk meant to develop and commercialise patented TREG method in both Poland and the international market. It works on new method of diabetes type I treatment using T-regulatory lymphocytes obtained from the patient’s blood.
Founders: Wojciech Syrocki
Total funding: €470k
Founded year: 2009
Why its hot: RoboCamp makes robotics fun for kids and easy for teachers with ready-to-use lessons, steam-powered curriculum, teacher to hero training, and expert support. It is involved in teaching robotics for both schools and companies involved in education activities. The RoboCamp curriculum gives children aged between 6 to 14 the right opportunities to involve in summer workshops, events, sand extracurricular classes.
Founders: Mateusz Delekta, Marcin Marczak
Founded year: 2017
Why its hot: Oils containing Omega-3 from algae obtained in cruelty-free and ecological way. The oil is made from marine algae from a completely ecological, renewable, and environment-friendly source. With many years of research, Green Goods does this to meet the requirements of those suffering from Omega-3 deficiency.
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