Google opens Campus Warsaw tech hub

Spearheaded by experts at Google, Warsaw has created a hub for start-ups – Campus Warsaw, a tech centre and entrepreneurship incubator wrapped into one. The facility is Google’s first in Central Europe and the fifth in the world.


Materiały prasowe Google, hi-res, fot. Paweł Kowalik-11.jpg The old brick building situated in the former Koneser vodka factory in Warsaw’s Praga district has been given a new lease on life. From November 2015, it houses Campus Warsaw, a start-up hub created by Google. The facility is the fifth of its kind in the world and the first in Central Europe. It is open to young tech entrepreneurs from across the region.

The Campus offers office space and training facilities for several dozen start-ups, which are connected by their sound business ideas and eagerness to develop within their fields of expertise – something they are helped with by entrepreneurship gurus affiliated with Campus Warsaw.

“We organise two-day workshops for start-ups at different levels of development, using techniques applied at the best universities and accelerator programmes,” Polska.pl was told by Dr. Agnieszka Skala, Director of the “Nest” School of Business Innovation, the Polish partner of Campus Warsaw. The classes consist of extensive work on business plans within teams of two to three people. By sharing their knowledge and experiences, the experts help start-ups pinpoint new opportunities to develop their businesses quickly and effectively.

The founders of Campus Warsaw say that the centre is set to become a place where minds come together, “a brainstorming” hub. They also want the hub to equip young entrepreneurs with know-how with which they can conquer both Polish and foreign markets.