Strategic Partner

Bain & Company

Bain & Company is one of the world’s leading business consulting firms. It works with top executives to help them make better decisions, convert those decisions to actions, and deliver the sustainable success they desire. The Warsaw office acts as a regional hub for the firm and has one of the fastest growing teams in Europe. As a result, Bain & Company needs smart, innovative thinkers who aspire to incredible things and value teamwork. For more information visit: and follow Bain on Twitter @BainAlerts.



Abris Capital Partners is a leading independent private equity fund manager, focused on mid-market opportunities in the major countries of Central and Eastern Europe (CEE). Established in 2007, Abris seeks to identify, and partner with, the most successful and dynamic mid-market businesses in Central and Eastern Europe which can benefit from an input of capital and/or management expertise at both strategic and operational levels. With investment capital of approximately €1.2 billion, Abris has obtained financial backing from many leading global investment institutions including corporate and public pension plans, financial institutions, insurance companies and US university endowment funds. Abris has a long-term investment horizon and usually targets transactions in which it is able to acquire a majority or sole ownership position. The typical financial commitment by Abris to any single transaction can range from €30 to 75 million, with larger commitments available if required.

Kondracki Celej

Kondracki Celej is a boutique law firm specializing in transactional, venture capital, and tech start-up advisory, as well as intellectual property and data protection and business and criminal litigation. Kondracki Celej is one of the leading and most active legal advisors on the Polish market representing domestic and international Venture Capital funds, corporations, (including Corporate Venture Capital), business angels, and Polish emerging growth technology companies in Venture Capital transactions, in both early and late-stage financings. In 2020, the firm received the Venture Capital Legal Advisor of the Year award from the Polish Private Equity and Venture Capital Association.

Fundacja GPW

Educational activities are one of the cornerstones of building trust in the capital market and the entities operating on it. In pursuit of its mission, the Warsaw Stock Exchange has for many years conducted educational initiatives addressed to young people, investors and capital market professionals. Looking for an appropriate tool to increase the reach and effectiveness of the initiatives, the companies of the WSE Group established the WSE Foundation. The objective of the WSE Foundation is to develop and adapt the educational offer. The Foundation pursues its statutory objectives by organising and delivering training and education projects for school pupils, students, and by delivering traineeship programmes, in particular by supporting university students and graduates in their contacts with the labour market.


mBank has been a synonym for innovative banking solutions for years. The company was the first fully Internet-based bank in Poland and today it sets the direction of the mobile and on-line banking development. mBank is one of the strongest and fastest growing financial brands in Poland, listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange since 1992.

Polska Rada Biznesu

The Polish Business Roundtable is an association of owners and top managers of the largest companies operating in Poland. The association was founded in 1992 and represents most sectors of the Polish economy. The Polish Business Roundtable promotes Polish entrepreneurship, monitors economic and legal conditions of business activity in Poland, and supports civic and social campaigns.


Innova Capital is one of the leading private equity firms in Central Europe investing in companies from the small and mid-sized enterprise segment. Since its inception (in 1994) to date, Innova’s funds have invested nearly EUR 900 million in over 50 companies operating in 10 countries in this region. In 2010, the Unquote magazine awarded Innova the “CEE Fund of the Year Award” for its fifth fund, Innova/5. The fund was also recognised by the Polish Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (PSIK) with the 2019 Management Company of the Year title.


InCredibles is a tech acceleration program focused on supporting talented entrepreneurs from across Central and Eastern Europe in launching disruptive businesses. InCredibles has had over 700 companies apply for 10 finalist spots across its two editions. Partners included Campus Warsaw, Startup Poland and IBM Poland.


Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego is a state development bank whose mission is to support the social and economic development of Poland and the public sector in the fulfilment of its tasks. The Bank is a financial partner actively supporting the entrepreneurship and making effective use of development programmes. It is the initiator of and the participant in cooperation between business, public sector, and financial institutions. Together with other development institutions, the Bank plays a significant role in implementation of the Strategy for Responsible Development, adopted by the Council of Ministers on 14 February 2017, which is the key document of the Polish state in the medium- and long-term economic policy. BGK has a wonderful history of great achievements for Poland, which the Bank regards as an inspiration for its activities, but it looks to the future, because the effects of today’s work will be visible there. Every day, the Bank works for the future of Poland and the generations to come.

CVC Capital Partners

CVC Capital Partners is a leading private equity and investment advisory firm. Founded in 1981, CVC today has a network of 23 offices and approximately 400 employees throughout Europe, Asia and the U.S. To date, CVC has secured commitments of more than US$88 billion from some of the world’s leading institutional investors across its European and Asian private equity, strategic opportunities and growth funds. In total, CVC currently manages over US$50 billion of assets. Today, funds managed or advised by CVC are invested in 52 companies worldwide, employing c.250,000 people in numerous countries. Together, these companies have combined annual sales of over US$80 billion. For further information about CVC please visit:

Student Coin

Student Coin is a blockchain-based ecosystem that expands crypto usability and even crypto acceptance around the world.

The business was designed to meet two main goals – allowing students and start-ups to create their tokens and sharing blockchain knowledge and awareness around the world.

Federation of Polish Student Societies in the UK

The main aim of the Federation is to foster cooperation between Polish Student Societies in the UK by providing guidance to local and nationwide initiatives and representing the interest of Polish students in the UK on the national and international level

Honorary Patronage