Meet the Starter Rocket Finalists


The finalists of the Starter Rocket program have been selected. In addition to the initial program, they will receive funding and training.

Six startups will take part in the Starter Rocket acceleration program. Each one of them will receive an investment of PLN 30 000 from Gdansk Incubator STARTER. That’s not everything though, as they will also have the opportunity to take part in many various mentoring sessions and workshops, to meet world-class experts, and to receive even more funding.

Six projects were shortlisted from many competing for participating in the Starter Rocket acceleration program. Among them, there is arHome – a virtual-reality tech startup that can revolutionize the interior design industry, with a tool used to verify e.g. whether a piece of furniture fits the interior. The jury emphasized a broad spectrum of hands-on experience as the startup’s valuable asset.


Another finalist, FOOTSTEPS, also offers a solution worthy of attention. Its application allows tourists to put together their own personalized route through a city. What makes the project stand out is the energy and commitment of its creators, who already have a demo version of their app.

Next project – GoForSport, developed under STARTER, can change the way sports facilities operate these days, including the way reservations are made. The biggest advantage of this project is its experienced team that knows what its clients really need.

HospiCare, a mobile application helping to monitor all-day hospice care of Polish children, can have a big social impact. Starter rocket experts pointed out that the startup responds directly to the problem as well as the need. The application is planned to launch by the end of this year.

The construction industry can soon be transformed thanks to iNeoSyte – a construction management app, which aims to help professionals (i.e. supervisors and managers) to produce quick and information rich daily construction reports. The solution will allow for the improvement of safety, quality and productivity at every single phase of the construction project.

iWisher, the sixth Starter Rocket finalist, is an application that allows the users to raise funds among relatives and friends for products of their dreams. According to the members of the jury, this innovative idea has a big chance of success.

All projects, that take part in acceleration, were created to solve real problems and have a chance to lead the changes in various industries, i.e. construction or healthcare – says Anna Wylężek from Gdańsk Business Incubator STARTER. – Starter Rocket is a program that closely meets all the needs of its participants. This is why the upcoming mentoring sessions will raise issues that are particularly important for them. The main value that we offer them is the possibility to reach out to potential business partners and get in touch with experts, who are not available on a daily basis – adds Anna Wylężek.


Startups that are qualified will develop much faster thanks to the involvement of experienced mentors, who support the young teams with their knowledge:

Right now, involvement and determination of the people who create final projects are the things that count most. It is crucial for them now to keep a high level of involvement, listen as much as possible during the program and then analyze and drawn conclusions on their own, implementing developed solutions in their projects – explains Michał Kordaczuk, representative of Dentons – partner at Starter Rocket.

The participants of the program will take part in 6 three-day long workshop meetups, during which they will meet experts, such as Cathy White from the British accelerator Seedcamp, or Marc Wesselink from Startupbootcamp, Amsterdam. In the final phase of the project, the best startups will have a chance to get additional funding from STARTER’s investment pool of 150 thousand PLN, as well as the possibility to get another PLN 800 thousand from Polish and foreign investors. The final of the program – Rocket Spotlight Demo Day – will be held in May, during infoShare conference.


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