Trainings on commercialization of scientific research and entrepreneurship are currently offered on open enrollment basis.

 The exact dates of trainings are:

Group 1: 4.10; 18.10; 06.11; 22.11; 06.12.2013 in Poznan

Group 2: 5.10; 19.10; 07.11; 23.11; 07.12.2013 in Lodz

Group 3: 7.10; 21.10; 08.11; 25.11; 09.12.2013 in Katowice

Important: Each training consists of 5 one-day meetings!


FastTrac? TechVenture?

FastTrac? TechVenture? is one of the most prestigious training courses on commercialisation of scientific research and entrepreneurship. Training programme was created by Kauffman Foundation on the basis of many years of experience (more than 17 years, nearly 300.000 participants trained). This is going to be the third edition of this training course in Poland.

Training course is dedicated to those who: 

  • have project/ idea for business; 
  • want to commercialise their project/ idea and in order to do so they plan to set up a company or have already done it;
  • have got preliminary version of business plan and/ or are looking for financial support to develop their project/ idea.

FastTrac programme prepares participants for commercialisation their business projects by teaching how to create a business plan and how to present their ideas to the investors (incubator, Business Angels, seed/vc fund). Training course will help the participants to identify strengths and weaknesses of their projects. The main goal is to maximize their chances of getting external financial support for their projects/ ideas. 

FastTrac is focused on participants who are developing technology or science-based businesses and need help navigating the factors that go in to starting a company like acquiring funding and intellectual property  protection.

Training course helps the participants:

  • understand the business behind the technology.
  • develop  the skills to start, operate  and  grow a technology or science-based business. 
  • learn how to identify and pursue funding for your business.

 These are comments on FastTrac trainings made by participants of its former editions: 

?After the training I have achieved Angel financing. This is the result of training course and effective business consulting with the coach during the training.?

?Very valuable course for the people with their own idea for the business.?

Training consists of 10 modules. 

Training modules description

Registration until 12 September 2013r. via the Internet training base 


  • academics residing in Poland and employed at the research units resided on the territory of Poland
  • PhD students of polish research units who are residing in Poland.

It is recommended to register before the deadline
via the Internet training base (?Recruitment for workshops? tab)

Those who register for the course in the recommended time and fulfill all formal requirements  will take part in the recruitment process. Selected group of applicants will go through the phone/ skype interview.  

Those who register after deadline will be put on the waiting list and will take part in the recruitment process in case the group isn?t completed.

Training course is in English.

Trainers: Jacek Błoński, Luigi Amati, Marco Villa, Andrea di Anselmo

Training course is for free. Foundation provides meals during each training session and accommodation one day before each training session (for participants from outside the city where the training is taking place and its surroundings). Participants have to cover travel costs.

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