Use Technology to Help Revolutionize the Retail Industry.
We’re looking for startups that can help our corporate retail partners solve their warehousing, workload, sales, and other retail challenges.
Scale your Retail Technology with StartSmart CEE’s Accelerator Program
Develop your retail technology with the support of an MIT-affiliated startup accelerator and Poland’s biggest corporate retail chains.
Get connected to a partner that’s looking for a startup just like yours to solve their retail challenges. Get valuable feedback, access a wealth of resources and data, and test-drive your idea in real-life scenarios.
Develop your proof of concept, polish your innovation, and go from a growing startup to a fully operational business.
Leverage the expertise that came from over 300+ success stories and become our next successful retail tech startup.
Why join our Retail Tech Accelerator Program?
Get access to resources, know-how, and guidance from an established corporate partner. Scale faster and get to market before your competitors.
Join networking and brainstorming sessions and get a better look at the issues experienced by your target audience.
Get guidance from experienced business professionals. Avoid costly business mistakes and save time and money you can invest in scaling.
Accelerate development by testing your innovation in a test environment created by one of our corporate partners.
Work with established, well-known corporate partners and Increase your brand’s visibility.
Get a chance to get your first high-value client even before you finish the accelerator.
Participate in our startup demo day and fight for free tickets to one of our international startup expansion weeks.
Become a member of an exclusive startup ecosystem that connects tech startup entrepreneurs, investors, and service providers. Access alumni-only offers and networking events.
Our Corporate Partners
Piatnica is a dairy processing cooperative located in north-eastern Poland. With revenues exceeding €500 million, it is Poland’s third largest dairy. Its product portfolio is comprised of over 150 packaged consumer products including cottage cheese, cream, yogurts, curd cheese and fresh milk marketed under Piatnica brand on domestic and international markets. The cooperative holds leading market positions in multiple product categories and is regularly purchased by over 90% of domestic households.
Who should apply?
We’re looking for innovative ideas that fit the industry needs of our Startup Accelerator Program.
During each round, we partner with established businesses looking for innovative startups to help them solve their key business challenges.
Our accelerator requires all applicants to have market traction or at least a functioning prototype of their innovation.
One of the goals of the Startup Accelerator program is to commercialize your idea – usually, with the help of your corporate partner.
Recruitment is closed!
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Use Retail Tech to Help Other Businesses Become More Competitive
Retail Technology is crucial in helping reduce inefficiencies, building better processes, and making businesses more competitive.
At StartSmart CEE (formerly MIT Enterprise Forum CEE), we’re working with the leading Polish retail companies looking for innovative, agile startups that can help them solve their retail challenges.
If you believe your startup can leverage modern technology to address one of our partner’s retail challenges – apply today to Poland’s only MIT-affiliated Retail Tech Startup Accelerator.
Learn detailed information about application requirements, key dates & deadlines, as well as necessary documents. Start the application process, join StartSmart CEE (formerly MIT Enterprise Forum CEE) Startup Accelerator, and scale your innovation!
Rules & Regulations
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Scale your Retail Tech Innovation with StartSmart CEE Acceleration Program
Over the last few years, we helped 300+ startups reach their business goals.
Apply to one of our Accelerator Programs today and become our next success story.