2022 | StartupBlink View the Global Startup Map p. 156 Our Ecosystem Partner Polish startups are prone to having a global focus and many plan to expand overseas. While it helps for the country to be a member of the European Union, this also means that many talented entrepreneurs choose to relocate their startups to other EU member states. The US is another popular relocation destination. Conversely, the Polish government is working to attract foreign entrepreneurs, and has launched a Startup Visa to help with startup relocation. When it comes to the workforce for startups, Polish labor policies are making it difficult for founders to find affordable talent. Implementing employee stock ownership plans could motivate talent to choose to work in a startup over a corporation, but ultimately the public sector will need to get involved to fix regulatory gaps. The recent acceptance of Ukrainian war refugees into Poland is both courageous and admirable, but it also creates a massive opportunity for Poland to reap the rewards from talented Ukrainian entrepreneurs and IT professionals who can further develop the country’s startup economy. All in all, Poland’s economic growth and talented entrepreneurs indicate that the country has a strong foundation for powerful startup ecosystems. Our Report Partners Notable Startups and Ecosystem Champions ÂDocPlanner Warsaw, Poland DocPlanner is a booking platform and management software provider for doctors. ÂPackhelp Warsaw, Poland Packhelp simplifies creating, ordering, and managing custom and sustainable packaging. ÂNeptune.ai Warsaw, Poland Neptune.ai is a lightweight experiment management tool that fits multiple workflows.