19-20 czerwca 2013
a man whose career went through industry to the very center of the technological revolution. He is one of the most active startup investors in Europe, has already gone from wealth to bankruptcy and back to the top again. His investment in Skype helped the company build a prototype of a revolutionary communications service.
the founder and CEO of Globe Forum, an organization that brings together innovators, investors, multinationals and entrepreneurs from all over Europe. In his career he worked with the founding team of a pioneer company, Skype. He was previously employed in the international entertainment broadcasting group Modern Times Group (MTG). He is also the founder of Globe Award.
the founder and CEO of Dirlango, a company which activities are focused on providing solutions using the potential of mobile Internet and new technologies. During the first year of the company’s activities he invested in iTaxi and Virgin Mobile Poland.
a coordinator of both small startups and great corporate transformations from the perspective of the search for brain manuals of organizations’ employees and clients. A certified coach and author of books on the application of psychology in business.
a professional entrepreneur, founder of one of the most recognizable Internet companies in Poland. He has over 15 years of experience as a co-owner and member of the boards of companies such as Wirtualna Polska and InteliWISE. He is a partner in the Polish-Israeli fund Giza Polish Ventures.
specjalizuje się w tworzeniu strategii komunikacyjnych dla firm, instytucji, podmiotów samorządowych i osób publicznych. Autor strategii marketingu narracyjnego. Popularyzator innowacyjnych kanałów komunikacyjnych, narracji cyfrowych, wykorzystania nowych mediów. Pod jego redakcją ukazuje się kwartalnik opinii „Nowe Media”. Pracuje w Polsce i we Francji.
a student of the Warsaw School of Economics, together with his team he won the global winners title of the Google Online Marketing Challenge, beating over 11 000 participants from 86 countries.
an entrepreneur specializing in the TMT sector (technology, media, telecommunications). Currently involved in the development of a mobile website with audiobooks available in the form of digital files. He is responsible for its development in Poland and many countries around the world. In 2012 he received a prestigious "Man of the Polish Internet" award.
Managing Partner of the VC fund – Zernike Meta Ventures, which invests in innovative Polish companies. Since 2012 he’s been a Member of the Board of Business Angels Europe – a European Confederation of Business Angels, based in Brussels. He graduated from one of the most prestigious business schools in the world – IESE Business School in Barcelona.
an entrepreneur who has worked in the Silicon Valley for NeXT and Apple, managed by Steve Jobs. In Microsoft, as a specialist on competitive strategy and new markets, he helped companies create new sources of growth and learn from startups.
the king of the Silicon Valley, a serial entrepreneur, co-author of ‘The Startup Owner's Manual’. Bob travels the world helping startups, state institutions and large corporations, teaching them how to effectively and efficiently build customer service departments.
Expert on topic how to connect and leverage international collaborative networks to grow startups everywhere and anywhere. founder and President of GeniusCo and its subsidy GeniusCorps. As an IT expert held positions at Fortune 500 companies
one of the leading European Business Angels. Has been involved in many successful online investments, such as QXL / Tradus, Skype, Facebook, king.com, Stardoll, Xing or Spotify.
an Australian analyst, serial entrepreneur and investor. The ambassador of "Entrepreneurs Organization Network" - a global business community of 8,000 members worldwide. Supports start-ups in developing the Lean Start-up model, based on Eric Ries’s method. Ian is the founder of Binkplus.pl, a business incubator based in Cracow.
a leading Polish economist. In the years 1997 - 2000 he was an advisor to Leszek Balcerowicz, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance. A a partner in the Advisory Department of PwC, responsible for Polish private companies. President of the Association of Polish Economists. Until recently he worked as the Head of Analysis, Strategy and Investor Relations at PKO BP.
the youngest Polish millionaire. He set up his first company at the age of 16 and after nine years decided that he’d earned enough to only deal with educational and charity activities. He is the founder of the Asbiro middle school, high school and university, as well as the KCBE foundation, which teach entrepreneurship.
the founder of a social recruitment platform for students and graduates – Absolvent.pl, which she obtained large subsidies for, and the Absolvent.pl Foundation, which is running a project called the Scholarship of choice (Stypendium z Wyboru). Katarzyna is also the Curator of the Global Shapers Warsaw Hub.
the founder of GammaRebels startup accelerator, managing partner of a venture capital fund – HardGamma Venture. Selected in The Europas 2011 as one of the six best VCs in Europe. Mentor in Seedcamp and Springboard programs. A referrer in HackFwd.com accelerator. Previously worked for such companies as Procter & Gamble, Lycos, and McKinsey & Co.
an expert in obtaining subsidies and incentives for research and development projects as well as investments, including in the area of environmental protection. She’s been dealing with consultancy in this area since the EU funds became available in Poland. Director of the State Aid Team at PwC. She has more than seven years of experience in acquiring and settling state aid.
the founder of the first Internet bank in Poland and Central and Eastern Europe – mBank. He is currently involved in strategic advisory activities and venture capital investments.
a branding guru. A supporter of a non-standard approach to building digital marketing strategy. Head of Global Strategy and Brand Director of Virgin Group for the whole Europe. Previously responsible for the marketing success of Yahoo!.
well known as one of the world's leading experts on outsourcing and business processes engineering. Currently owns various successful companies – from holistic health centers and cancer research facilities to private business consulting and record companies. Marco’s methodology has a proven track record of extraordinary results.
has over twenty years of experience in innovation, finance and entrepreneurship. He is one of the founders and the CEO of META Group. Between 1987 and 1993 he worked on computational mechanics research activities. The Vice President of EBAN, a member of the Venture Capital Committee of the Italian Venture Capital Association and a founder of the Italian Angels for Growth Club in Milan.
a WIIFM specialist. Previously a vice president and managing director of one of global corporations. He’s worked at a global level since 2008. He was responsible for the strategy, marketing, brand development and innovation in a corporate group worth 4 billion euro.
one of the most influential women in Poland, a CSR expert, co-author of the first publications on ethics in fashion on the Polish market. The author of a controversial book entitled "Ethics in Fashion". She’s received many Golden Thread and Silver Loop awards and distinctions. Since 2010 she he has been a costume expert witness.
an e-commerce and social media enthusiast, practitioner and expert. President of one of the best interactive agencies in Poland – Socializer. A Mensa member, addicted to Facebook, a car enthusiast and high-altitude sports fan.
a specialist on making capital and M&A transactions, especially those involving public companies. Between 2009 and 2011 she used to be a member of the board of the Black Lion Fund. Currently she’s a partner in the Bartkowiak Wojciechowski Halupczak Springer law firm.
a new world and new technologies enthusiast. A creator of educational tools and a lecturer at Harvard Bussines Review Poland Academy – ICAN Institute. A senior manager in financial institutions. A graduate of Political Science at the University of Warsaw, who has never worked in his studied profession.
a world-class speaker. An expert in the field of modern technology. Lecturer in the Harvard Business Review Poland Academy – ICAN Institute. She is a member of the Advisory Board of the American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) and the Supervisory Board of Executive MBA (CEMBA).
is fascinated by entrepreneurship, creating new entities and their value. He loves the state which accompanies solving problems, overcoming difficulties and achieving goals. He considers himself to be a humanist and that’s why he has so much faith in technology. He believes that technology does not make us less human – quite the opposite. He manages the SpeedUp Venture Capital Group.
How to develop rebellious brands – shown, inter alia, on the example of Virgin. Focus on disruption marketing, destroying myths and providing inspiration for bold actions.
Where and how to look for external financing, how to prepare the company for financing? What do investors pay attention to? How to minimize risk and negotiate the best conditions?
What works and what doesn’t work in the world of e-commerce? How to build a perfect Internet business and, most importantly, how to monetise it?
The growth of the company can be fostered by taking advantage of technological achievements and implementing innovations into a business. You’re going to learn how to pave the way and influence the development of other companies.
Dreaming of international expansion? In this section you’re going to learn which business model to choose, where to look for support and how to solicit foreign business partners.
What causes some people’s ideas to turn into spectacular successes, whilst others not? What approach to risk do great people have, what did they have to deal with, how to solve problems as they occur in order to be on top nowadays?
What businesses and at what stage of their development do Business Angels get involved in? What do they evaluate, how can they help you and how to talk to them to get their support?
We live in the social media era – how to use that for building brand awareness and soliciting customers?
"What's In It For Me?" – how to build a competitive advantage through effective relationship with the team and clients? What will give us a competitive advantage tomorrow, the day after tomorrow, and in a year? – trends.
How can the European Union support your business? You’re going to learn about possible grants and support programs for SMEs, listen to those who have achieved, with the support of the EU, spectacular success.
The use of ecological solutions in a business. Snobbery or social responsibility?
Motive + action = motivation together with understanding your own weaknesses and needs, i.e. the willingness to take advantage of new opportunities and coping with problems in a creative way.
Women are now the largest emerging market. Its purchasing value exceeds the combined potential of China and India. How to use this business opportunity?