Warsaw, Wrocław, Kraków, Lublin and Tri-City are the largest startup ecosystems, being home to over half of all Polish tech companies. Lublin is also the city with the highest increase within the number of startups. Lublin has been placed the fourth city among the largest startup ecosystems in the country according to the report "The Polish Tech Scene. 5 years” of the Startup Poland Foundation. It also has managed to retain a high position from the last year! The Startup Poland Foundation has been preparing a report for 5 years. It extensively describes the situation of innovative, new companies in Poland. The number of tech companies that responded to the survey in 2019 (1,235 total) increased by 12% on last year, and by 290% compared to the first survey in 2015.
Lublin has been positioned in the report:
- 1st place among the regions with the highest funding opportunities - 60% of respondents have answered that it was easier to find a strategic investor in comparison to 2018,
- 2nd place together with Krakow as a city with the highest increase in the number of startups (20%),
- 3rd place with the number of startups in regard to the number of inhabitants (1 startup per ca. 5300 inhabitants).
The authors of the report estimate that the current number of technology startups in Poland is between 4,300 – 4,700 companies, with 60% being exclusively IT/ICT companies. In Lublin, startups operate primarily in edutech, robotics and electronics, productivity, CRM and ERP, Internet of Things, as well as AI and machine learning areas.
Startup Poland is one of well-known technology think tanks in Central Europe. It was formed in 2014 by a group of young Polish entrepreneurs and startup founders. It represents Polish startups in a dialogue with the government, parliament, the European Commission and self-governing unitary authorities. Startup Poland breaks the barriers between big business and the startup community. Owing to the network of ambassadors in all of Poland’s voivodships, Startup Poland can reach startups all over the country and obtain a comprehensive image of this sector of the Polish economy.
You may download the full report here.