Boosting Polish Startups at the Global Scale

Positive vibes and enterpreneurial energy at the #RoadtoGES-event, co-organized by the NL and US embassies in Warsaw, on “Boosting Polish Startups at the Global Scale”.

Around 50 entrepreneurs, students, mentors and govermental representatives shared experiences and views. Adam Banaszak of the Agency for Enterprise Development highlighted some examples of governmental support. In the panel discussion, moderated by Poland Today’s Richard Stephens, Joanna Nagadowska of Google Polska, Ela Raczkowa of Vital Voices Poland and Ms. Katarzyna Dorsey of Yosh.ai shared their experience with scaling up in Poland. Some quotes: “collaborate more”, “encourage creativity in education”, “develop soft skills”, “think globally from the start”, “business culture should accept failure”.

US and NL joining hands in organizing this event was referred to as “powerful support” for the Polish start-up scene, that still encounters challenges, but is gradually professionalizing. Ambassador Van Dartel concluded: “We all seek to co-create pioneering solutions to global challenges. I would like to encourage you to keep developing, innovating and scaling up your business. Standstill means decline.  You are planting the seeds for technologies that shape our future."

For further information and livestream during Summit 4-5 June, check the website www.ges2019.org