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The Heart Warsaw: the European center of cooperation between corporations and startups

Developed by D-RAFT, MasterCard®, and Ghelamco, The Heart Warsaw helps leading corporations pilot & scale innovations developed by promising Europe- and Israel-based companies in FinTech, Omni-Channel Retail Sales, and IoT.

“The Heart Warsaw” supports the best startups, ready for international expansion. We address the needs of innovative and dynamically-growing technology companies which see large corporations as their customers and partners. We facilitate such relationships.”

— Tomasz Rudolf, President, D-RAFT.

On one hand, The Heart Warsaw implements innovations created by chosen technology companies throughout Europe. The best entrepreneurs from Poland and Central and Eastern Europe will get unique opportunities to grow and expand their businesses abroad.

One the other hand, The Heart Warsaw helps corporations to find the most prominent early and scale-up stage tech firms from CEE to buy from, partner up, or invest in.

In the heart of Europe, THE HEART WARSAW is an international hub for networking, collaboration, and business development.

The platform is the gateway for international startups, corporations and investors developing business in the Central European markets.

Are you a startup willing to enter new markets? The Heart Warsaw is the first point of contact for international startups, corporations and investors entering the CEE markets.

Currently, The Heart Warsaw offers:

Join a community of preselected high growth startups, corporate innovation teams, and VCs.

Space

  • Mini-offices
  • Meeting rooms
  • Lounge & event space

Events

  • Hackathons & Demo days
  • Workshops
  • Product launches
  • Meetups & Conferences, and

Corporate Services

  • D-RAFT Corporate Club
  • Executive Startup Search
  • Pitch2Pilot Programs
  • CVC Academy
  • Mastercard Labs as a service

In “The Heart Warsaw”, corporations will find space for their innovation departments and project teams working on new solutions in cooperation with startups. The shared space will also accommodate representatives of venture capital funds and selected startups.

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Ajay Bang, CEO at Mastercard: “At MasterCard, a technology company that develops innovative solutions in cooperation with startups, we understand the benefits resulting from the cooperation with young, innovative businesses. I believe the ‘The Heart Warsaw’ initiative will substantially contribute to attaining those goals.”

How to join?

The Heart Warsaw is not suitable for teams that are about to start a startup. Your company should have traction, a strong team and is ready to make the next step. Everybody can apply, but there will be a selection based on the criteria such as the phase of the project and the product itself.

The interested companies should apply via THE APPLICATION FORM on the Heart Warsaw website.

The Heart Warsaw new facility will span over the 1,700 square-meter floor, located in the heart of Warsaw – at Floor 38 of Warsaw Spire, the state-of-the-art office building owned by Ghelamco.

The Heart Warsaw will welcome the first program participants in Autumn 2016.

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