Our mission is to help corporations and startups grow together. Faster.

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Our goal is to become the heart of open innovation in Europe

We focus on three elements:

Reach
We are a single point of contact with the world of digital startups, across languages and industries. We enable easier and faster access to the right partners in the region.
Relationship
We are servant leaders. We build trusted relationships with our members, help them reach their goals and discover unexpected opportunities.
Results
We are pragmatic. We measure our success by the number of deals & partnerships created for our corporate members and our impact on their business.

The Heart is a collaboration center that aims at fostering business relations between corporations and ready-to-scale startups in Europe and Israel.

The Heart's story

Founders

Founders

Tomasz Rudolf

Co-Founder & CEO of The Heart

Co-Founder and CEO of The Heart, European Center for Corporate-Startup Collaboration. Entrepreneur and business model innovation expert. He has almost two decades of experience working with corporate partners such as Marstercard, Ghelamco, Alior Bank, PKO BP, Philips, Orbis and more. Tomasz is a frequent speaker and workshop facilitator in the field of corporate-startup collaboration, innovation & entrepreneurship. Top rated (#1) Founder Institute mentor. The Heart is a single point of contact for corporate innovation leaders who want to engage with ready-to-scale startups in Europe and Israel.

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Jędrzej Iwaszkiewicz

Co-founder of The Heart Warsaw

Co-founder of The Heart Warsaw, responsible for business development and strategic partnerships. Mentor for acceleration programs such as Mind The Bridge, Alfa Ac, Starter. Expert in bringing corporations and startups together for joint business development. Named as an Influencer by MIT “Innovators Under 35”.

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Advisors

Our Partners

Ghelamco Poland is commercial property market leader in Poland with a pioneering approach to sustainable development and shaping the public space. Over the past 25 years the company has built its leading position as an investor, developer and general contractor by delivering 1 000 000 sq m of office, residential, retail and warehouse space. The sales volume of completed project has exceeded EUR 1.3 bn. Ghelamco’s flagship investment is Warsaw Spire office complex, the home of The Heart Warsaw.

MasterCard is a technology company operating in the global payments sector. We operate the fastest global payment-processing network which connects consumers, financial institutions, points of sale, government agencies, and companies in more than 210 countries and territories. The products and solutions from MasterCard facilitate everyday commercial operations, such as shopping, traveling, conducting business, and managing finances. Our products and solutions make such operations more secure and more efficient for every user.

DaftCode is a Polish tech company developing online and mobile products, as well as AI-based solutions. As a venture builder, we focus on B2B solutions which make use of big data and machine learning. We also handle our own startup projects - from the concept, through development, up to the market launch.

Samsung Electronics inspires the world and shapes the future with transformative ideas and technologies that give people the power to discover new experiences. With a constant focus on innovation and discovery, we keep redefining the worlds of TVs, smartphones, wearable devices, tablets, cameras, digital appliances, medical equipment, network systems, and semiconductor and LED solutions. Samsung Electronics is committed to improving the global community and delivering groundbreaking innovations that enhance people’s everyday lives.

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