Organized by Trade and Investment Section of the Polish Embassy, Polish Tech Day is a unique opportunity to meet the cream of crop of Polish tech entrepreneurs & startups and create valuable connections in this exciting market at its wake.
Poland has already established itself as a perfect destination for sourcing top IT talents, but has it got more to offer to the global tech industry? Guys behind Google for Entrepreneurs seem to believe so, having chosen Warsaw as the location for its only 3rd Campus in the world. And the new wave of Polish start ups which are much bolder in venturing to global market than their predecessors, seem to be proving them right. The event organized jointly by Trade and Investment Section of the Polish Embassy, Polish Information and Foreign Investment Agency and SMT Software Services aims to highlight Poland’s potential in terms of technology and foster mutual business relations between UK and Polish technology companies and mutually introduce the movers and shakers of both Polish as UK tech scenes. Among speakers there will be representatives of Polish governmental bodies, VCs and leading Polish tech companies and startups”.
Time: 17th June 2015, 17.30 onwards
Place: Embassy of Poland, Portland Place 47
17.30 Door open – registration & networking
18.00 Key note: HE Witold Sobków, The Ambassador of the Republic of Poland to the Court of St. James`s
Panel 1: Poland’s got talent (30min).
Moderator: Aleksander Libera (Invest In Poland (PAIZ), Advisor to the Board)
SMT Software Services (Jacek Ratajczak, UK Branch Manager) / Azimo (Marek Wawro, CTO & Co-founder) / Oktawave (Jan Lekszycki, VP & Strategic Alliances) / EF (Anne Marie Droste, Head of European Outreach)
Brief: until now, Poland hasn’t yet managed to create a “household name” in Tech that could rival i.e. Skype from neighbouring Estonia. But for a long time now it has proven itself as a source of great tech talents, winning coding competitions and providing some of the largest companies with cream of crop IT talents.Why is it so, what does it mean to business, what future is ahead of the Polish tech sector and what mutual opportunities lie in cooperation between UK and Polish tech companies.
Panel 2: Poland Disrupts (30min): Moderator: Startup Grind’s Marian Gazdik
Some of the Polish most internationally successful startups such as : Jivr (Marcin Piątkowski, CEO&Founder), Swimmo (Mateusz Heleniak, CEO), Oort.in (Szymon Janiak, CMO) and SpeedUp Venture Capital Group (Tomasz Czaplinski, Partner),
Brief: Poland is the 3rd country (only after UK and Israel) where Google decided to open its flagship startup accelerator: Google Campus. After years of relative silence, Polish startups started also making waves globally, and that’s in some of the hottest new technologies like iBeacon, 3D Printing, Graphene; Bitcoins, Internet Of Things etc. Will the next big disruption in tech come from Poland? How to best leverage the strengths of both Poland and UK tech ecosystem to build an internationally successful company?
19.30 Networking reception with drinks and snacks sponsored by the Trade and Investment Section of the Polish Embassy.